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Polynesian Cultural Center

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Address: 55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
Phone Number: 1-800-367-7060
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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An immersion course in Polynesian culture

This was part of a day-long guided tour, a very interesting part. It's worth a visit. Allow for a minimum of one-half day, preferably more due to travel time. In addition to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was part of a day-long guided tour, a very interesting part. It's worth a visit. Allow for a minimum of one-half day, preferably more due to travel time. In addition to the marketplace and food services, the center offers live presentations, in costume, on the islands of Aotearoa, Fiji, Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti and Tonga. There is also a canoe... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The luau, the exhibits, the gift shops all great! We enjoyed it all. A must see if you are on Oahu. Be sure to watch the parade of boats!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to the PCC in 23 years. Needless to say we were pleasantly blown away by all of the improvements and changes. First of all, make sure you arrive as early as possible if you want to see all of the village/island shows/presentations - most stop at 5p. (We Didn't know that. So we thought we... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the authenticity of the setting, the knowledgeable and friendly island experts, and cultural activities we were able to engage in! This was a wonderfully maintained, cultural immersion setting and experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lot of places tell you to plan to spend hours there - this one is for real. We totally underestimated how long it would take & all of the amazing things to see. Truly awesome!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did this over 2 days. We arrived around 2 PM the first day, did the luau, but didn't have time to see everything. You return for free within the next 3 days (I think). Take the canoe to the back and then work your way front. Don't miss the dances in the various areas. Tonga, Samoa and New Zealand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Breath of Life Show after the luau. While we enjoyed the luau and the show that went along with it; the food was surprisingly really good (you never know how "buffet" food will be). We were apprehensive of the show after. It's a story that develops slowly at first but builds with intensity to an intense, powerful finale. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Polynesian Centre is a bit far from Waikiki but you can catch a bus there. There are small shows about 20-30 min for each cultural origin. Unfortunately we were not aware of this and got to the PCC around 2 so did not have time to see all shows. However, Ha - Breath of Life is a truly amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here with my family and friends. We got the 'Go Oahu' card which gives us a discount here. We had 4pm dinner (Luau) reservations with a 7:30pm 'Ha, Breathe of Life' Show. We arrived when it opened at 12noon and the lady at the ticket counter helped us out to maximize our time to see as much as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the visit. We went twice. Once with a guided tour of the island, they gave us a 'sneak peek'. We wanted to see all of the centre so went back on our own. Make sure you have plenty of time to walk around, watch the shows and demonstrations in each country and don't forget the floating pageant! :)

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