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Polynesian Cultural Center

55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Honolulu, HI 96762
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  • Polynesian Cultural Center
    Buried Adventures
    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Great place for families and you will learn so much about the different cultures of Polynesia. They separate the center into different villages of all the major cultures.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Eduardo Sasso
    3 Jul 05, 2012

    It's a super touristy place like the shows you see on Disney World. It's fine for family and stuff, food is reasonable but definitely not very exciting.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Laura Clark
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Love this place!! You can not see it all in one day. Definitely a must see! The Luau at night was great and the sherbert ice cream with fresh pineapple was so good =)

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  • Polynesian Cultural CenterPro 2014
    Mel S Wong
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    4 Jul 05, 2012

    Beautiful grounds, wonderful presentation of the Polynesian culture, fun luau. The PCP is a great destination for the family and for those who is experiencing Hawaii for the first time, or the first time, again.This is a BYU run facility so as can image, the student docents here are very enthusiastic about introducing guests to the Polynesia culture.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Edith de Molina
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Great day, beatiful people! They are so beautiful that you forget that you've paid to be there, they make you feel like you have been invited to a big party, they make you feel very special.

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    Erin Robin
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This is a tourist destination, it's true - but they do it really well. It's actually a pretty good introduction to the ways of the 'ancient Polynesians' and the setting itself is stunning. The day we were there we were offered the chance to take a short ride in an outrigger canoe - which made the experience even more memorable.

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    Tommy Mcbride
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    Excellent Show friendly staff and great for family. It will take the majority of your day so plan accordingly.

    Recommended for:Family Travelers
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    Mary Louise Dunkleson
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    exciting park with a lot of polynesian culture to learn about. it's a bit far off from Waikiki and I didn't want to drive. There are a couple of tours I found that included the Polynesian Cultural Center in their trips, so I chose to do that instead.

    I loved learning the cultures of all these places, especially the hands on and interactive activities we did. It's amazing how much they fit into one park!!

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    Ben
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    The Polynesian Cultural Center is one of Oahu's most popular tourist attractions. Founded in 1963 by a non-profit group of BYU Hawaii students, the 42 acre facility in Laie, Oahu has a mission of educating and entertaining people through the use of traditional Polynesian ceremony and presentation. Encompassing seven of Polynesia's more well known nations, this unique facility combines theme park presentation and museum like informational displays to create a Disney World of sorts for the pacific. You'll find amazing demonstrations detailing cultural practices of the nations of Samoa, Aotearoa (Maori New Zealand), Fiji, Hawaii, Marquesas, Tahiti, Tonga and Rapa Nui at the Polynesian Cultural Center. The layout, which is situated into seven sacred villages each focusing on their own nation, makes walking through the Polynesian Cultural Center an absolute one of a kind experience. PCC has some of the best traditional Polynesian food on the island, complete with an emu (whole pig roast), plenty of poi, and of course, lots of pineapple and other tropical fruit. The fire dancers of Samoa are a popular performance, as is the canoe dance, which is preformed atop floating canoes. The "Ha Breath of Life" show is a long running performance that has gained much critical acclaim as a captivating Polynesian history inspired spectacle. The Polynesian Cultural Center also offers transportation to and from their grounds to most hotels in Waikiki. This service, and information on their various packages can easily be found at the concierge of nearly every hotel on the islands. If you are going to be on Oahu don't miss out on this opportunity to both learn and enjoy yourself. You are yours are sure to agree with the thousands of visitors who rank the Polynesian Cultural Center behind only Pearl Harbor in terms of Oahu's top tourist attractions.

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    Lauren Stolworthy
    5 Mar 14, 2014

    Loved the night show

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  • Polynesian Cultural Center
    George R
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    5 Nov 09, 2013

    For a comprehensive Polynesian experience, this is it!

    Recommended for:Adventure TravelersHistory BuffsLocal Culture
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    Ewa T
    5 Sep 15, 2013

    20 minute drive from our unit. Must see a true Hawaiian Polynesian experience.

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    4 Aug 29, 2013
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    4 Jul 30, 2013
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    Jeff B
    5 Jun 28, 2013
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    Brenda V
    5 May 27, 2013

    A must see, interesting as well as entertaining. Five minutes away from the house

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    4 May 24, 2013
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    5 May 22, 2013
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    5 May 06, 2013
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    Michael Baker
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    1 Nov 22, 2012

    not da kine.

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4.5 out of 5
91 members' reviews
4,198 people visited Polynesian Cultural Center

Description

As far as attractions go, I'll label the Polynesian Cultural Center as a live action museum. The expansive forty-two acre facility is home to a vast array of Polynesian artifacts and recreations, in addition to performers who bring to life the most important aspects of this far reaching Pacific culture. The seven sacred villages each represent a Polynesian island chain. Fiji, Hawai'i, Marquesas, ... read more
New Zealand, Samoa, Tahiti and Tonga are all represented, each with their unique culture shining through. You'll learn fishing techniques one place, watch canoe dancers in another, and enjoy a all you can eat luau buffet in yet another area. For families,this is easily the top attraction on Oahu, and for everyone else it should be on your vacation radar.

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