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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
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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If ever given the chance you MUST visit the center. You will see multiple countries represented. Each give a show explaining their customs and traditions. FANTASTIC day. Give your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If ever given the chance you MUST visit the center. You will see multiple countries represented. Each give a show explaining their customs and traditions. FANTASTIC day. Give your self all day to see this attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited the PCC with 2 college age kids. We booked the ticket with the tour guide all day, the luau and the show. It is a neat place to learn about other cultures. The tour guide helps you move efficiently from place to place, but you can do it on your own, Too much to do in one day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Natives from Tonga, Fiji,Tahiti, Samoa, Aotearoa, and, of course, Hawaii portray life in 6 distinct villages constructed at the center. Presentations are informative but also quite humorous in the low-key style of the Polynesians. Really enjoyed the Samoan who climbed a coconut palm in just a few seconds... The buffet dinner is ample, but I was burned out on luau... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I feel bad for what I am about to say - Don't get me wrong, it was educational but I think it can also depend on the tour guide you have. We had Ramsey from the "island of Utah". She was super nice but very new so her presentation was a struggle. We were off schedule and rushed so we... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to the center back in July 2016. We had a really good time visiting. We purchased tickets that allowed us to enjoy a luau and see the evening show. I would go back in a second! Be prepared to spend a full day, i think we could have spent two days visiting.

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Pasco, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You will be outside a lot of the time. They advise you to purchase the buffet lunch, saying it takes the food trucks too long to make your food and you won't have enough time to see the villages. Do NOT waste $20 on the buffet lunch. I would rather have a meal replacement bar and a bottle of water!... More 

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

Aloha Ali, Thank you for coming to PCC and leaving such a thorough review for us! I'm sorry to hear your experience at the buffet did not meet your expectations. On your next visit, I hope you give the Ali'i Luau a chance. It is consistently impressive to our guests, and has won many awards for being an authentic, family-friendly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a great activity, we only wish we had allowed a full day to take everything in which included displays, inter-active activities, luau, boat tour. Fantastic day out for all the family.

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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 the whole family had a great time. Please come back to visit us soon! Mahalo, Eric Workman Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing More 

Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had been to the PCC a long time ago, maybe 20 years, so we were quite amazed at the new little village outside the attraction itself with shops, restaurants, food trucks and even a Polynesian sports hall of fame (which we didn't get to this time). The individual village shows were fun, entertaining and a great cultural experience. Everyone... More 

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

Aloha Ken! Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center and leaving a great review for us. Planning well is key to getting the full experience here! Thank you for sharing that with our future guests. We'll look forward to seeing you back here soon! Mahalo, Eric Workman Exec. VP Development, Sales & Marketing More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you know nothing about Pacific Islands it would be very interesting. However we have travelled a bit and coming from Australia know a lot about their cultures and customs so was probably not really for us. The shows at each of villages varied a bit in interest. We enjoyed the Hawaii one as the singing and dancing was lovely... More 

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

Aloha, Thank you for leaving such an honest review for us. I'm sorry to hear we weren't able to fully cater to the experience you were looking for. If you have any suggestions on how we can better prepare for guests with more background experience, please reach out to me at quality_assurance@polynesia.com. I'd love to hear from you! We hope... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, what a wonderful experience we had. We purchased the Ambassador package and it was great value. This is a must must do for a visit to Oahu. Julian our guide was very knowledgable and engaged with us and took care of our group from start to finish. Thank you PCC , our day was filled with so many wonderful... More 

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

Aloha Jason! Thank you for coming to the Polynesian Cultural Center and leaving a great review for us on TripAd! I'm glad to hear Julian did such a great job with you. I will forward your comments on to him and his managers so they are aware of how well he is doing. Please come back to visit us again... More 

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