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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

If you either by yourself/friends/family/couples this is a great all day attraction. This is a village (some walking to do) where they have demonstrations and shows about the polynesian life. Its quite entertaining and a good quality show. With incredible performers who are always smiling and generally very polite. To finish off the night there is a dinner and a... More

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Brooklyn, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This was one of the few activities my schedule allowed me to do on a recent business trip. PCC seemed fitting as it was my first visit to Hawaii. No regrets! The Super Ambassador package is worth the extra cost. A personal guide and front row seats all day made the experience even more special. My guide was extremely knowledgable... More

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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

The circle island tour seemed rushed and we didn't stop anywhere once we passed the Dole Plantation. We basically cruised passed all the beaches on the north shore. Diamondhead was looked at from the front side but nothing was really brought up about it. The things we saw were nice but I wish we would have had more time exploring... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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123 reviews 123 reviews
108 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

If you have more than 2 days to visit or this is not your 1st trip to Oahu Island, you can consider a one-day tour to discover more about the beautiful island. Most of the people visiting Oahu will visit these attractions if they only stay one or two days. Frankly speaking, Oahu has many beautiful destinations worth your visit.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was a fantastic experienece. We were surprised by how much the tickets were but after attending it is obvious why. I just wish we had more time to look around

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 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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