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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762
1-800-367-7060
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As featured in Honolulu for young kids
Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Laie
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of the top Hawaii attractions includes the Polynesian Cultural Center, which features a 42-acre facility on the North Shore of Oahu. Founded in... more » Owner description: One of the top Hawaii attractions includes the Polynesian Cultural Center, which features a 42-acre facility on the North Shore of Oahu. Founded in 1963, the nonprofit Center was created so that the students of nearby Brigham Young University Hawaii could work their way through college by sharing their island heritage with visitors. The students come from an area that covers approximately 12 million square miles of the Pacific Ocean. « less
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Breath of Life show was Phenomenal. The dance and the fire show performance was one of the best I have ever seen. The shops were unique and the wood carvings were very detailed and articulate. The prime dinner was a disappointment but the show and hospitality of the staff made up for the meal.

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Issaquah, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Had I known this was a religious affiliation of the LDS'ers I would NOT have paid to come to this. A total rip-off as well. The stands are ALL OVER-PRICED items to feed their objective of indoctrinating the gentle peoples of the islands. All you could ask for, for a price---typical religion motivated capitalism at it's best. A virtual Mormon... More

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had a fun time here. When you get there you decide which island area you want to explore. Then you only have enough time to go to one of their island activities or just look at neat displays and talk with the students who work there. There is no way to do everything, but just lots of fun and... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Loved the performances & the experience. Everyone who worked there was so friendly & very helpful. The luau was beautiful & the food was delicious. You really get a great chance to learn & have fun as you discover the culture of the islands. Would definitely go back again as soon as I have the chance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came here with my family and did a day tour. Day tour included a guide your but if you wanted you could explore on your own. First of all I just want to say how wonderful the staff where. They made the day great just by their friendliness and always smiling aloha. The have many activities throughout the six cultural... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The PCC is run quite professionally. The service is great and the people friendly and helpful. Thanku for a wonderful experience. Will definitely come back. Would recommend every one to come and experience and enjoy !!

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Canton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We arrived by 1:30pm here and had purchased the ambassador package. We felt a bit rushed and wished we could've arrived at 12:00 when they opened. There were perks to the package, but it would've been better for us to have walked around the center by ourselves rather than in the small group since time was an issue. We did... More

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Saint Anthony, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Went there with my Fourteen year old son, he was not very pleased when we arrived. By the time we left he was very glad we went. The show is as good or better as any show I have seen anywhere including Vegas. The educational opportunities in the village are endless and the staff was great.

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Cranbrook, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The music at the luau was so noisy we couldn't visit. It was ear splitting. It really ruined it for us. Also we could hardly believe that the LDS church actually served iced tea at this dinner! I was real;ly upset because we drank some before realizing what it was. The Polynesian Cultural Center was wonderful. The show was great.... More

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Ladera Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect going there and thought of it more as a museum. Once I got there, with part of our ambassador package, we immediately were put into groups. All the workers were friendly and made a point to learn about you/your name. All the shows were more than entertaining and educational. I almost wished I had... More

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