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Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Everything about the PCC was perfect! I would highly recommend the upgrade to the Ambassador package because of these reasons. 1. Our tour guide was wonderful, she got us to each island so we were abl...  read more »
  • If you like to learn about different cultures this is the place to stop while on Oahu. It is a great learning experience where you can actually listen as well as talk to individuals about their cultur...  read more »
  • This was our second time there, this time bringing our friends that had never been to Hawaii. We thought we had purchased VIP tickets, but had a different experience from our first visit 15 years ago....  read more »
  • We absolutely loved the Polynesian cultural center. It was fun learning about all the different cultures. The performers at the mini shows had a great sense of humor when teaching. The river show was beautiful. The luau dinner was delicious . We even tried the poi. The entertainment during dinner was a lot of fun. The evening show was amazing! We did do the upgrade and a guide took our group around to the various shows. The upgrade is totally worth it. We were there for 10 hours of entertainment and food and would absolutely do it again.
  • A world of its own! The Broadway style show on its own is worth the money. The buffet is delicious and has the spirit and welcoming staff that you would expect from Hawaiis culture. As for the cultures within... My favorite was Samoa!
  • If you are coming to Oahu, Hawaii you need to come here. This is a beautiful place and if fun for everyone. They have a variety of different things to do that are all amazing. All faculty were great and I had an amazing time. The shows were very informative, and very entertaining. The Luau was great and the show at the end was amazing.
  • You have to go the the shows in each island! Great shows, fun way to learn about each island's culture. If you don't go to the shows, there's not much you can explore, just some empty island style houses. Luau - you will be seating with strangers and dining with them. Be prepared to socialise then you'll be fine. Food is okay/ fine, not a big buffet with tons of selections but still good. Performance wise, a good seat will help haha. Ha- life of breath show - worthwhile. A great show using a storyline to present the district culture. Mormons founded this place, so be prepare for some Mormonism infusion. 75% of your ticket price goes to a local school that Mormons support.
  • A MUST see destination if you visit Hawaii. This is an all day experience so plan accordingly. It's a little over an hour drive from Honolulu. Ticket prices vary greatly. ($70-$250 per person). There is a ton to see and do. Take your time and enjoy the entire experience. Dinner is great (at 5:00) - either a buffet or a luau with dancers. The show at 7:00 is AMAZING! A definite must see! It goes until 9:00. Great gift shops. Clean and tons of things to do and watch.
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