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Polynesian Cultural Center

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Address: 55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762
Phone Number: 1-800-367-7060
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of the top Hawaii attractions includes the Polynesian Cultural Center,...

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.

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Circle Island Ambassador Tour

If you only have a limited number of days in Oahu, I think the PCC's circle island ambassador tour is the best use of time. It passes by a lot of scenic routes in the morning and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you only have a limited number of days in Oahu, I think the PCC's circle island ambassador tour is the best use of time. It passes by a lot of scenic routes in the morning and gives you the rest of the day to spend in PCC. To help others planning to get this tour, below are the places... More 

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Leesburg
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plan on going to this all afternoon and evening event. We bought the luau and everything else. Saw a 15 minute IMAX type movie and watched it twice. Saw several villages - make sure you go to Tonga and watch their's. We also did the bread recipe and sample and viewed hula dancing class and took the canoe ride from... More 

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Regina, Canada
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Any visitor to Oahu should visit this attraction. We chose the "Ambassador" package and found it an excellent tour. We strongly recommend it. We also chose the luau instead of prime rib meal. We get excellent seats for the luau and the evening show in the luau. Prepare for the sun, long walks, and a long day. Guided tours are... More 

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Rochester, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my son Andrew's favorite day on Oahu. There wasn't enough time to do everything in one afternoon. Get there right at Noon.

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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On the bus to the Cultural Center, leader Mitch's behavior was obnoxious, He harangued us to buy an upgrade after we had already paid a very hefty sum for the day's tour. He told us that if we did not purchase the $60 upgrade we would walk around the Center like Hitler's Chickens (whatever that means). We would be lost... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wife and I were there for about 5 hours. We were able to visit most of the villages and got to see about 4-5 shows. We went to the luau, which was fun (you have to do it once), and then went to the evening show HÁ. It was a fun show and I would definitely recommend it. The Polynesian... More 

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bus picked us up around 10:00am. Arrived with our tour guide who stayed with us all day. We visited all the villages, ate lunch buffet there and had the luau there that night. Saw the Ha - Breath of Life show. Got back like 9:30pm at HHV. We sat , thankfully, throughout the entire time while at the villages. It... More 

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Toronto Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you book 10 days in advance, you can save 10%. We booked the Alii Luau Aloha package for $94.46 each, discounted, which includes a buffet dinner & HA: breath of life show which is very entertaining. We chose a bus for $25 each return, instead of a smaller vehicle, because it was a 90-minute drive. You must get to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent introduction to the Polynesian culture and islands, complete with dancers, activities, food, shows, boat ride, food-tasting, tatoos, etc. We visited with 3 young kids (8 and under, one in a stroller) which was easy to get around. When we got there, a lady at the information booth circled the shows and times on our map, in the order we... More 

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Regina, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing place....defintiley worth your time and money. I was skeptical because I don't like tours, but this place and tours are sooooo worth it.

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