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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
Description: 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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We took a tour to the Polynesian culture centre and it was very good. We were there all day and were exhausted at the end of the day. Definitely worth the cost of taking a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Kelowna, Canada
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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We totally enjoyed ourselves at the Polynesian Cultural Center. I would recommend the Ambassadors package. This gives you better food, a private smaller group tour, backstage tour before the luau. The other great thing about this place, is that all of the monies raised goes towards paying for the college tuition and cost for all of the members of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

No other way to word this but BRILLIANT. The shows at the different villages were both informative and fun and you were encouraged to join in if you wanted but not pressured if you didn't. Our tour guide and student at the centre was also fun and informative but I think a little shy as you had to stay quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is something you want to do if you go to Oahu. But be there when they open or you won't be able to see everything. And you want to see everything. Tahitian wedding ceremony, a man climbing a coconut tree, the pagaent, the replica buildings, and many demonstrations. Many of the people who work here are students working to... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting the island for only a couple of days without kids I do not recommend this place. If you need something to do then go. It means well and tries hard. With kids it would be a fun place to go. There are activities and shows. The main show is interesting. Lots of dancing. It would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely enjoyed the day. Student performers and guide were amazing. Only regret is that we were unable to visit all villages. It would be easy to spend more than one day at this venue. The Hawaii movie had some amazing views and the live 'Breath of Ha' show was stunning.

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife, her sister and myself booked the tour package and it was great! our tour guide was Henry who was very informative, knowledgeable and funny! The Luau and entertainment is a must if you attend. Would I go back to the PCC? yes! Would I book the package? Yes! Would ask for Henry as our tour guide? Yes!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We took a tour to the Polynesian culture centre and it was very good. We were there all day and were exhausted at the end of the day. Definitely worth the cost of taking a tour, you don't have to worry about the bus, or renting a car. We have been there 3 times and will probably go again. Fun... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We took a package where we were picked up about noon and returned after the evening show. What to Expect: The centre features canoe tours, restaurants, a marketplace, a large buffet area for the Luau diner and a huge theater where the evening show is presented, a canoe pageant, exhibits, plays, and interactive entertainment from the 7 participating groups of... More 

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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed our visit. The performers were great-- very entertaining and the place was clean and inviting. The food at the luau was very good with good entertainment, but the experience was cafeteria-like even while wearing the fresh lei they gave each of us. Hundreds of people herded in, seated, entertained and fed at a buffet works, but the ambience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved everything about the visit. The different areas were well organized and our tour went very easy. One of our members had some problems walking. There was ample help for us. We LOVED the luao and the shows. If we are back in Hawaii we will visit again.

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