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Polynesian Cultural Center

Address: 55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762
Phone Number: 1-800-367-7060
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Polynesian Cultural Center: Twilight Package
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Laie
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: Yes
Owner description: One of the top Hawaii attractions includes the Polynesian Cultural...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The Polynesian Cultural Center is a must see in my opinion. My husband and I visited and learned something from each of the villages. We stayed for the Ha Breath of Life show and it was hands down one of the best performances we have ever seen. There is a cute little marketplace set to open next month. There are... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Our kids 7 and 4 had a great time. Ukulele lessons, hula dancing, trying poi, playing games, making toys out of coconut leaves, and all types of shows. All the employees we spoke to were super friendly and very enthusiastic about their areas/activities. We got hung up in traffic watching giant waves on the north shore. You can easily stay... More 

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Oakland, California
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31 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I'd prefer to take a few months and travel all around Polynesia and spend weeks on many of the islands - alas, I can't do that. So a trip to PCC is a great way to learn about the many cultures of the Pacific, from truly nice folks who hail from the islands they represent. You'll hear songs, see dances,... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is my fourth trip. I bring newbies with me from the Mainland. The IMAX type film is breathtaking. Saved my family thousands in helicopter tours. It's like California Soarin' on 'roids. The traditional village demonstrations are interesting and kids get involved. A new Marketplace was open. An employee told me it had been open for one week. Space is... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The Polynesian Culture Center did a nice job portraying the heritage of Polynesia. We were lucky because it was only about half of the capacity the day we went. We got there at one and saw just about every event. We got general admission with the regular buffet. That was perfect for us and it was very easy to get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

I started my day thinking this is the Disney World of Oahu. It is very commercial but such a great experience. My family really enjoyed the performances. Most of the performers are from the countries they represent and are students at BYU. Apparently the cultural center helps in some way subsidize their education, which made us so happy we went... More 

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Holley, NY
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Don't waste your time. If you want true Hawaiian culture then go hang out with the Hawaiians. KEEP THE COUNTRY...COUNTRY. They sell stuff made in china.... end of story. I walked in and back out in 10 minutes.

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New York City, New York
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There is so much tourist trap stuff when you first arrive at the Polynesian Cultural Center, youre inclined to do a 180 and leave. This is commercialism at its worst. Every one is trying to get their hand in your pocket. But once you actually get into the site, the place is quite brilliant. Wonderful cultural experience with different villages... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Had a great time here. Really coll to visit the villages and see the cultures. The Lauau was very good as was the show.

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