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Polynesian Cultural Center

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Address: 55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
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+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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Fun interaction with natives from all over Polynesia

We loved the activities in the Villages and the parade. The dinner show was corny but fun. The food was ok.

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Todd M
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved the activities in the Villages and the parade. The dinner show was corny but fun. The food was ok.

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Senoia, Georgia
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202 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place for all ages. Learn the Polynesian Culture. Restaurants and shopping. Pounders was a great place to eat.

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Na'alehu, HI
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The center is chock full of cultural info - different islands of Polynesia, good buffet, great show, wonderful staff

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Eric W, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha! Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center! It sounds like you had a great time learning about and experiencing Polynesian Culture. We would love some feedback if you have any ideas on how we can improve. Please reach out to me at quality_assurance@polynesia.com. We'd love to hear from you! Thank you for your support and we'll look... More 

St. Pete Beach, Florida
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice day tour to learn how the cultures of Hawaii and the surrounding islands were born, and how they lived. Tour guide Elizabeth from Samao was very friendly and helpful explaining all the different ways of life on the islands. Nice luau and show at the end of the night was fabulous. Super helpful staff.

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Eric W, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha Alan! Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center and leaving a great review for us! I'm glad to hear Elizabeth took good care of you on the guided tour. We put a lot of effort into making our guided tours a great experience, so it's nice to hear some positive feedback. Please come back to visit us... More 

Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got the luau package and drove from Honolulu. The park was really nice and had exhibits and live shows that introduced you to the different Pacific islands. Although opening hours are between 12:00 pm and 9:00 pm, you won’t really have enough time to explore the villages since the shows at the various islands are scheduled back to back... More 

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Eric W, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha, I'm sorry to hear your experience here did not quite meet your expectations! We would love to create that personal environment for you if there's something we could improve on. If you have any ideas for us, please reach out to me at quality_assurance@polynesia.com. I'd love to hear from you! We hope you decide to return and give PCC... More 

London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

These places are always a little contrived but this centre tries really hard to educate whilst being entertaining. My first suggestion is that you should get there on time if you want to take advantage of both the shows and activities on offer. The best show by far is Somoa which is hosted by Kap. This guy is hilarious, whilst... More 

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Thank John B
Eric W, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha John! Thank you for coming to PCC and leaving a great review for us! I'm glad to hear you had a memorable experience with us. I will be sure to let Kap know he received some praise from our guests! He'll be thrilled to hear his hard work is appreciated. Please come back to visit us again soon! Mahalo,... More 

Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We bought tickets to attend the evening show (Hā: Breath of Life). Our first disappointment was with the amenities where the show is held: it looks like a sports field (and the host acts as he is talking to a sports arena crowd). In addition, the spectacle itself is not appealing. It is worth to say that the special effects... More 

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Eric W, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha, I'm sorry to hear your experience here did not meet your expectations! We would love to improve how we can to be able to deliver the experience you're looking for. Please feel free to reach out to me at quality_assurance@polynesia.com to open a discussion. I will say that the Polynesian Cultural Center is widely respected throughout the Pacific for... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I believe I have a rep of being completely honest with my reviews so though I really want to give this a better rating, I want to be fair for those who might see a better rating and then have the experience I did. I will be honest about the pros and cons. To begin, my husband and I chose... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Polynesian center is a great place to visit to learn about the history of the Polynesian Islands. I highly suggest you arrange the super ambassador tour in order to avoid lines, enjoy front row seating the ability to see what is important to you. Arrive early as there is a lot to see. The students of BYU do an... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our 6th trip to Hawaii and have 5 other luaus to which to compare this experience. We were traveling with another couple. One person in our party had never traveled to Hawaii before. 2 luaus are scheduled per evening. We were rushed through dinner with the show starting while we were still lined up to get our food.... More 

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