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Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie
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Transport yourself to the tropical villages of Polynesia with a visit to Polynesian Cultural Center. The living history museum offers hourly tours, performances, and interactive activities at each of its seven separate villages that represent different Polynesian cultures. Take a leisurely canoe tour of the lagoon and surrounding villages, or attend an award-winning Ali'i Luau to experience traditional Hawaiian food and a fire show. Don’t miss the Hā--Breath of Life show to see more than 100 people perform the Samoan fire-knife dance. Catch a bus to the center to avoid the steep parking fees. Make Polynesian Cultural Center part of your personalized Laie itinerary using our Laie trip builder.
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Reviews
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  • I had gone here with my honor and and honor choir. It was sooo worth it to come here. There's plenty of hands on activities like Javelin, stick twirling, hula classes, weaving, and much more. Around 2...  more »
  • I went w my family (husband and 10 year old son), thinking "this will be yet another cultural centre". WRONG!!! Apart from the very good shows presented by the 6 countries, there are WONDERFUL hands-o...  more »
  • We had signed up for an ambassador and the prime rib dinner. Our Ambassador was really nice and made it an informative and fun experience. Rain dampened our visit so it was annoying at times to wear p...  more »
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  • Treasures await those willing to go inside and hunt for them. Plan on getting here at opening and stay to the very end (noon until 9pm). A thorough visit and search of each island chain village (Samoa, Tahiti, Tonga, New Zealand, Hawaii, and more) will educate and entertain. The night show is fantastic. This one stop lets you enjoy the sights, sounds, foods, and people of the Pacific Island Nations... all in one place!
  • Had our wedding reception at a luau and had a blast. Good food and company. The staff was very kind. The Breath of Ha show was an absolute work of art. Everyone should experience it. I look forward to seeing it again. The arena was a little hot so be sure to drink lots of water!
  • This place was absolutely amazing. Went here on my honeymoon not knowing what to expect. Imagine Disneyland but instead of "Frontier Land" and "Tomorrow Land" it's "New Zealand Land", "Tahiti Land", "Fiji Land". They aren't called that, but if you can imagine what I'm saying... they have different sections of the park that reflect each cultures lifestyles and history. A very interesting place and I learned a lot about Polynesian culture. They also offer a very nice musical show and if you pay extra a cool pig roasting dinner you can be a part of.
  • Lots of neat things to see in the actual cultural center. Don't waste your money on an upgrade. They sell it as a much better experience, but it just slows you down. The tour guide was nice, but did not add anything. You can see everything without them and won't be stuck in a large group. The "Ha: Breath of Life" show was ok, but I'd skip it.
  • PCC is great fun. More to do than can be done in one visit. Get there early or you may feel rushed. Best part of the day is the canoe pageant. I'd only recommend the night show if you want to see the fire knife and dancing over the open flame with the grass skirt.