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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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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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Burpengary, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This is a must for all ages. Both my partner and I went on this tour and it was amazing. The staff are excellent and loads of fun. Plenty of activities to be done and the dinner and show was a perfect way to end the day. My best advice is to book on the guided tour and enjoy the... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

allow plenty of time to explore each "island" and take part in the activities. totally enjoyed my day there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed visiting the Polynesian Cultural Center. We actually rented a car, so that we could drive the North Shore Route. We stopped in at the center and was very pleased with the tour of the grounds while there. I especially enjoyed watching the Canoe rides, even though I did not participate..it was rather hot. However, the parade of the... More

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We spent a whole day touring the Polynesian cultural center, and it was well worth the time. The dancers were amazing as was every show we saw. Later on during our Hawaii trip we went to a luau in Maui; and it paled in comparison to the dancers at the culteral center. Just be forewarned: you will be inundated with... More

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We visited Pcc yesterday. First id highly suggest the entertainment book while visiting hawaii, saved us a ton of money. We just did general admission $40 total as we had bogo tickets. The very first demo in Samoa was very cheesy & they pushed byu & $5 donations in the middle of the show! That put a bad taste in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The polynesian cultural center lives up to its hype. I don't usually like crowded venues and didn't really know what to expect, but I was not disappointed in the experience. My 10 year old daughter loved every minute of it, she said it was the best part of our trip to Hawaii. If you are there, you are crazy if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We loved it all, it was well organised, clean, interesting and fun! Though it was a fair distance from Waikiki, we started the day off with a circle island tour and would highly recommend this option.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed the activities in the different villages. My partner and I travelled to Honolulu with his elderly parents - we all loved loved the dances, coconut tree climbing, mat weaving preparations, we even tried our hands at producing fire (definitely easier to strike a match). The dancing during the luau was terrific. The stunning Ha: Breathe of Life... More

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Caracas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Wow! What an exciting visit it was to the Polynesian Cultural Center, loved every minute of it.... Performances were exceptional, everyone took pride in sharing their culture. Plan to spend most of the day here, bought the tickets online and took the option of taking the tour bus which was definitely worth it. Tour guide (Dexter) was very knowledgeable and... More

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The best thing here was the earnest effort to entertain and inform about the native cultures of Polynesia. Besides the pageantry of the Parade of Canoes and the IMAX show, the best thing was getting up close with the entertainers. Some of the shows had corny humor but overcame that with either audience participation and/or by conveying a true respect... More

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