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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762
1-800-367-7060
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Laie
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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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Casa Grande
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Wonderful presentation & representation of the polynesian islands that make up the Hawaiian people. Luau is better than most and the nightly Polynesian Show "Ha, Breath of Life" is the best we've ever seen.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We visited the Polynesian Cultural Center on a Wednesday and found it busy but not so crowded that we couldn't see everything we wanted without feeling crushed by by people. I was impressed by the many employees of the Center who are all over the complex, ready to help. They were unfailingly pleasant and were always able to provided useful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I decided to visit in our honeymoon and had a fantastic time. We visited most of the villages and saw the show itself to finish up the night. One of the coolest things about the whole deal is that the guides or representatives at each 'village' are actually descendant of that actual culture as well. Everyone was... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a must do day, it is a long day (10 hours) or so from when you leave your hotel in Honolulu to when you get back. We have been twice over 9 years and it is very good. The people put 110% into the acts and ceremonies and it shows in the performances. The whole day is well... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We had a blast and enjoyed every minute of it...it was too bad we got there late that we missed out on some of the cultural shows. (They open at noon, we arrived at 2pm.) The Polynesian cultural center consist of 6 cultural shows and activities. (Samoa, Aotearoa, Fiji, Hawaii, Tahiti and Tonga) The activities that they offer range from... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

went for the afternoon. if you have small children you will not want to spend the whole day here as it being hot the kids will get tired/hungry and you will not have the time see all the attractions. had the buffet - not that great, poor taste (very bland and limited selection for the price). would not pay for... More

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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The group I was with booked us for the Luau later in the day and we arrived just in time for the Luau. Unfortunately we had an 1 1/2 to wait for their big show and all of the attractions were shut down. That was really disappointing because I felt there was a lot of educational experiences that I missed.

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Cincinnati
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260 reviews 260 reviews
96 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This place has a lot to see, so go early and take the tour. They have an awesome theater showing the coast of various parts of Hawaii, and this gives you a chance to cool off. A must see.

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Kansas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is our second visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center and decided to just do the Buffet and show this time around. Both we thoroughly enjoyed..the Ha Breathe of Life show is truly spectacular!! This is a must see....

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is our first time to visit the cultural center after visiting Oahu many times. Glad we went, a pleasant leisurely day. We even tried to learn how to do a hula dance! It reminded me of visiting the former Cypress Gardens, very entertaining, not too busy. There aren't a bunch of "amusement" rides, but the cheerful and courteous staff... More

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