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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
+1 800-367-7060
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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55-370 Kamehameah Hwy., Laie, Oahu, HI 96762-2113
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+1 800-367-7060
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Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

The best way to appreciate the cultural heritages of the Polynesian Islands is to come here. From the canoe ride to the individual authentic island performances/interactive history lessons to the luau to the history of Hawaii movie to the Ha of Life performance, our experiences...More

Thank Candice S
Reviewed 29 October 2015

This park has areas dedicated to the various cultures that inhabit the south pacific. It was very educational and entertaining.

Thank Sue_ZQ_75
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We took a day tour which included a visit to this center. It was quite enjoyable learning about the genuine melting pot that is Hawaiian life and history. We watched demonstrations of at least five different island cultures - including Samoan and New Zealand cultures....More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We took our kids (ages 10-19) to Hawaii and their favorite activity or place we went to was the Polynesian Cultural Center. They loved Samoa and Tonga as well as the Evening show. The food was excellent. My wife and I had visited about 15...More

Thank Paul S
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2015

Aloha Paul! Thank you for bringing your family to the Polynesian Cultural Center! I'm happy to hear your kids enjoyed their time here. I'm interested in learning about what you felt was improved from the last time you were here 15 years ago. I would...More

Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is a must! We have visited PCC several times. PCC is better than any luau on the island. PCC educates us about Polynesia, which is most times unknown to tourist. People seem to think that Hawaii is pacific asian. Totally not the truth. You...More

Thank AJnLJBeasley
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2015

Aloha Aj! Thank you for coming to PCC and leaving a great review for us. We appreciate the support from our guests to spread the word about what our Center has to offer! If you have any ideas on how we can improve, please reach...More

Reviewed 26 October 2015

Three older females attended this tour. Very long day but well worth the effort to see all on offer. Total price was so reasonable and worth every $. Professionally organized so you didn't miss a thing. The total cultural experience was out of this world....More

Thank Alexandra19841990
Reviewed 26 October 2015

A great educational day of all the Polynesian islands and I especially enjoyed the visit to Samoa. After the dinner was a spectacular show which was fabulous, loved every minute of it!More

Thank Carol B
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2015

Aloha Carol! Thank you for coming to PCC and taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor. I'm happy to hear to had a great experience! Samoa is consistently a guest-favorite, as well as a personal favorite for many of us. I'll be sure...More

Reviewed 26 October 2015

When you book try phoning instead of using the online booking as there is more chance of getting a ticket. Once you get there take in all of the areas if you can and have a go on everything that you can have a go...More

1  Thank Photoguy2910
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Polynesian Cultural Center helps you travel to all the islands in one stop. You get to learn about the cultures and traditions of the Pacific from native of the Tonga, Samoa, NZ, Hawaii, French Polynesia, Fiji, etc. The guides are great and the performers...More

Thank Toruhouze
Reviewed 25 October 2015

hailing from the Fiji Islands , I was surprised to come across the reflection of pacific life at the Polynesian Cultural Centre..This is such an amazing place and very proud to see the islands way of life reflected here . Must spend whole day together...More

Thank jaithoon V
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pelayoady11
How long of a drive is the Polynesian cultural center from Waikiki area ? I'll be renting a car
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Response from JohnCamp81 | Reviewed this property |
I'd give it at least an hour. Traffic can be heavy heading that direction.
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Lindsay M
What is the best way to visit the PCC with a 3 year old and a baby? Is the luau kid friendly or will everyone be annoyed? How late does everything go? Anyone visited with young kids? Was it too much walking/too tiring for them? Are there places to nurse a baby? Thanks!
6 May 2017|
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Response from Kath107 | Reviewed this property |
The hotel you are staying at can arrange your tickets and buses leave from the shopping area. Too easy. The little ones will be fine on the bus and if they are like my grandchildren they will sleep. Its easy when you get... More
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Lindsay M
What is the best way to visit the PCC with a 3 year old and a baby? Is the luau kid friendly or will everyone be annoyed? How late does everything go? Anyone visited with young kids? Was it too much walking/too tiring for them? Are there places to nurse a baby? Thanks!
6 May 2017|
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Response from Karyoca | Reviewed this property |
Lindsay, Shalom I would not take very young children there. Don't take me wrong; it is a fantastic attraction much recommended for curious youngsters but not for the very young. It's a walk around at your will and... More
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