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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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Excellent way to learn and be entertained!

We had an awesome day watching, interacting and learning about all things Polynesian! We upgraded our pre-purchased packages to Ambassador. It gave us a tour guide with a small... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Laura A
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Dawson Creek, Canada
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Dawson Creek, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an awesome day watching, interacting and learning about all things Polynesian! We upgraded our pre-purchased packages to Ambassador. It gave us a tour guide with a small group of people, Kukui nut leis & better seating at the luau. Ha, The Breath of life show at the end of the day is spectacular!

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

Aloha Laura! Thank you for coming to PCC and leaving a great review for us! I'm glad to hear you opted for the Ambassador Package and found it to be worth the extra few dollars. We've worked hard to make that a meaningful experience, so it's great to hear some positive feedback on it! We appreciate your support, and look... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rather disappointing. Shows were entertaining but customer service was poor. We received conflicting information from various employees.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

was a bit apprehensive..possiblity of tacky commercialism but was wrong. it was brilliant from the burger at the shack, the flotilla of dancers from the different isles to the different demonstrations rounded off by the most amazing show the breathe of ha

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We organised a sightseeing trip around the island culminating in an afternoon/evening at the Polynesian Center. We enjoyed our Island tour and found the Polynesian Center very informative and entertaining! Our evening ended with a Luau. The food was great - buffet style with plenty of choices and abundance of food. The whole day was worth the US $200 each... More 

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The PCC was a one stop location to learn about the polynesian culture in a fun, interesting and educational way. There is a village to represent each of the polynesian islands with homes constructed as they would be on the island. The people in these villages are from the island. They share their culture, game play, dances and traditions in... More 

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Ketchikan, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was 87 degrees in middle of February so for 2 Alaskans thought we would die of heat. We did trip without the escorts as that is pricey and you see exhibits they want you to see. Don't miss the canoe parade. We did the luau. Food was good. And you MUST try the purple bread. It is so good.

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Charmhaven, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow this is a must when visiting Hawaii for the first time. Its a day that celebrates the Pacific nation cultures & is very enjoyable . Amazing performances and a charming fun packed day was one we wont be likely to forget !

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must go on the beautiful north shore of Oahu. This tourist attraction provides a taste of various polynesian cultures, and cuisine, and definitely recommend the night time musical.

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here because admission was covered with our "Go Oahu" cards. It was a pleasant surprise. There is a market outside with shave ice for the kids and some neat little shops. Inside are beautiful grounds with different "islands" for each of the Polynesian islands. It was interesting - each island has small shows or demonstrations that share info about... More 

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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 and leaving a great review for us! I'm glad to hear you had a great time and we were able to exceed your expectations. Hopefully on your next visit you'll be able to set aside the time to experience everything at PCC! Our evening activities include our famous Ali'i Luau... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing tour. Great day at PCC. Our tour guide (Melissa) was a delight, everybody was s helpful and knowledgeable!!!!!! Tours, Food and Shows deserve A+, I had a blast! :)

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

Aloha Cassia! Thank you for coming to PCC and leaving a great review for us! I'm glad to hear Melissa is doing a great job. I have already forwarded your comments on to her and her manager so they're aware of the extra effort! Please come back to visit again soon. Mahalo, Eric Workman Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing More 

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