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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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Polynesian Cultural Center Luau
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Definitely worth going! Experienced the many different cultures from the different islands of Polynesia. Best part was the luau and dinner buffet at the end of the day! Awesome... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2015
Richard V
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Definitely worth going! Experienced the many different cultures from the different islands of Polynesia. Best part was the luau and dinner buffet at the end of the day! Awesome pulled pork!

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

Aloha Richard, Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center! I'm so glad to hear you had a great experience at the Luau. I'll be sure to forward your comments on to our Luau management team. I'm sure they'll be thrilled to hear their hard work is appreciated! Thank you again for coming, and we look forward to hosting... More 

Draper, Utah, USA
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

We enjoyed the PPC but attended knowing that it presents a very sanitized, Mormon view of Polynesian culture. My wife and I took our two teenage kids and had an enjoyable day visiting each of the cultural villages, which I found to be the highlight. The performers were friendly and happy to share their personal backgrounds and experience. The Luau... More 

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2 Thank Mike M
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha Mike, Thank you for coming to PCC and taking the time to leave an honest, helpful review. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves for the most part! I'd love to hear more about your experience and identify some ways we could have done better. If you would, please reach out to me at quality_assurance@polynesia.com to share some more details of... More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2015

If you stop in Honolulu, take the lokal bus, it costs only $ 2. They had some great shows and events to attend and try to do something with your own hands. You can get help from staff. Here we have to stay the whole day. I recommend with all my heart.

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

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a TripAdvisor review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your time at PCC! We look forward to seeing you back here again soon. Mahalo, Eric Workman Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

and had a blast learning and experiencing everything had the buffet and it was awesome We learned a lot about all the cultures and had a lot of fun doing it

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Toronto, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Pros- educational, the Samoan guy very funny, great artistry, place well organized, very friendly students/performers,with proceeds from income going to fund education of less privileged young people in Birmingham university Cons- too little time

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1 Thank earthtripper149
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. To be clear, the funds go to support the students at Brigham Young University, which is located right next to the Polynesian Cultural Center. Thank you again for being supportive of our mission and purpose. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Unfortunately I would not recommend this place as it did not meet my expectations and was neither value for money. We pre-booked and paid and it was close to $400.00 dollars and the only difference I could see was that we got a string of white spotted beads to wear and had private dining which didn't appear to be any... More 

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1 Thank Ozziechick45
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha, Thank you for coming to PCC and taking the time to leave us a helpful review. I'm so sorry your experience did not meet your expectations. It is very important to us that each guest leaves the Polynesian Cultural Center feeling satisfied and enriched in Polynesian culture. It sounds like you opted for either the Island Buffet or Prime... More 

Superior, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

The actual "park" with 7 different cultures to visit was wonderful, the entertainment (luau) was fantastic but if you are looking forward to a great dinner you will be disappointed. Tasteless and most cold and meat was tough. Eat a big lunch!

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

Aloha Brenda, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a TripAdvisor review! I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves for the most part, but I'm sorry to hear the Luau food did not meet your expectations. I'd love to hear more details about the food if you're willing to share. Please reach out to me at quality_assurance@polynesia.com. For now, I... More 

Newtown, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

First and foremost, we didn't participate in the Luau. We only spent the day visiting the different "lands" representing the various Polynesian islands. This is a great overview to the various cultures of each of the islands. There are plenty of hands on experiences from making a fire (Somoa) to war games (New Zealand). My recommendation is to plan a... More 

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1 Thank Michael S
PCCManagement, Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing at Polynesian Cultural Center, responded to this review

Aloha Michael, Thank you for coming to experience the Polynesian Cultural Center. I'm so glad to hear your family enjoyed your time here! The village performances and night show give great exposure to Polynesian Culture. I would, however, recommend attending the Ali'i Luau on your next visit. This would surely complete your PCC experience, as it is consistently impressive to... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Definitely go with a package for this place -- and worth to spend the whole day there -- too bad when I visited there, we were in quite a rush -- as we arrived late...therefore wasn't able to see everything -- but definitely a must visit place -- to learn about the culture and history of how Hawaii came to... More 

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

Aloha, Thank you for coming to PCC and taking the time to leave a review! I'm sorry you felt short on time, but I'm glad you thoroughly enjoyed what you had time to experience. If you can think of any ways we can improve, please reach out to me at quality_assurance@polynesia.com. Thank you again for coming. Mahalo, Eric Workman Exec.... More 

Lehi, Utah
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

I wish it opened earlier. We arrived just after it opened (noon) and went all day and still didn't get to see all we would like to. We opted for the Ambassador upgrade. This put us in a small group with a guide who had a lot of info and new right when and where the shows were going on... More 

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

Aloha Jeff, Thank you for coming to PCC and taking the time to leave us a great review! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your anniversary here with your wife. If you took any good pictures of you up on stage, use #AlohaPCC when you post them online so we can see them too! Thank you again for coming,... More 

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