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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762
1-800-367-7060
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Ranked #4 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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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

This was a very cool place, and we compared the parks charm and ability to transport you to different places to a Disney park on many occasions. Biggest recommendation would be to get there right when it opens, as that's what we did and still didn't get to see everything before the luau. There are some more expensive packages with... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

If it's your first trip to the islands or you go every year, you need to visit the PCC at least once. I have been several times, and I learn something new each time. What's really nice is that the average traveler will never get to actually visit all of the islands featured at the PCC in person. So, you... More

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San Diego, California
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

This is an awesome day to spend a night... and evening. The center is magical. Was not quite sure what to expect when my wife suggested we go, but every single one of us including my 9 year old son, 12 year old daughter, and 16 year old daughter thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the luau, the night show... everything! Would... More

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I am very experienced tourist who use to visit many countries and places, but it was my first time with Polynesian culture at all and I enjoyed every moment and every show. The energy, dance, colors, music, people's impacts are amazing and awesom! I felt so happy and joyful, almost like in childhood. Would like to thank people who made... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is owned and operated by the church of Latter Day Saints Mormons ... Which by the way are an awesome breed of people and I have nothing against them, they just let's say .... Don't know how to have a good time. Everything was rehearsed and nothing was authentic gift shop had mostly china stuff . We spent... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Polynesian cultural centre is a great day out for all, interesting, great dinner and fabulous show! It is very well operated and entertaining also

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is one of those places that you just have to visit on Oahu. Yes, it is pricey. Yes, it is far from Waikiki. Yes, it is worth it. One thing to be aware of - if you purchase an all day pass then you can come back for a second day for free, kind of like a bounce back.... More

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Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Arriving around 1pm we thought we had allowed enough time to see everything, but still ended up missing out on several things. There is just so much to see and do! Our kids liked the hands on activities like fishing, spear throwing, warrior dances, etc. We stayed for the luau afterwards. Good food, great dancing. Plan to spend a couple... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My initial reaction after the long drive from Honolulu to the Polynesian Cultural Center was one of concern. They initially asked for $10 just to park in their car park out front! We are in the middle of nowhere so charging to park there did seem pretty unusual. And then we stepped in the front door and were forking out... More

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Fareham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Pros Very friendly staff and we enjoyed the tram visit to the LDS visitor centre. Cons We only had time to see 4 shows. All were not at their best due to guests walking in when the show was taking place. Etiquette suggests that you walk around the back and avoid disrupting the show. Sites such as Disney rope off... More

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