Polynesian Cultural Center

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55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie, HI, USA

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bramblerick brambler…
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see and learn May 10, 2015
I didn't know what to expect but on arrival we where surprised by the beauty and size of the park. It's a great why to explore all the polynesian islands and you can enjoy the flora and fauna in this park. There are enough activities to spend a whole day. We especially enjoyed the canalparade where they introduce every polynesian island with dance and traditional clothing. It's good to look on their website before you go because they have a lot of combitickets and guided tour packages. I would recommend a self guided tour.
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anupa_rk anupa_rk
40 reviews
A fun day at Polynesia May 05, 2013
The Polynesian Cultural Center is a good way to kick start a vacation in Hawaii.

Located in the north eastern corner of the island of Oahu, it is over an hour's drive from Waikiki.

The center provides transportation to and from hotels in Waikiki, so that turns out to be quite convenient.

Prepare to spend the whole day here, as there is much to be seen and experienced.

The theme of the entire place is ancient Polynesia, the islands, the culture, the food and the entertainment.

Check out the map to plan your trip around the various shows at each of the islands. And stick around for the post-show fun where the volunteers take you through a bunch of activities that you can participate in. From playing the tonga and the ukelele to stick games and the hula, there is something for everyone.

The Luau is not the best there is, from what I hear. But given that you've just spent the entire day there, it is a nice way to finish off.

The evening show of Ha: A breath of life was very well done and a pleasure to watch.

If you are staying for the show and then taken the bus back to the hotel, expect to be back in Waikiki around 11.
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anupa_rk says:
I spent about 5 minutes on it at PCC, so you can imagine how bad I was :D
But yes, it was fun!
Posted on: May 12, 2013
christine4321 says:
We learned how to plays songs on the ukelele in grade school. lol I wasn't very good but it was a lot of fun trying!
Posted on: May 12, 2013
tarzje tarzje
1 reviews
Not the cheapest, but definitely worth it Sep 18, 2010
Visiting the Polynesian cultural center is like taking a mini trip around some of the Polynesian islands. You learn about the different cultures and habits and you can (if you want) participate in several activities like Hula dancing, poi and all kinds of other typical Polynesian things.

I do recommend arriving at noon, when the center opens because there is so much to see that you definitely need all day to see it.

The buffet dinner they offer is good, with all kinds of food to satisfy even the most specific tastes (sushi, french fries, rice, fruit, salad, chicken, steak et etc). The restaurants are spacial and clean,

The show they offer, called "Ha, the breath of life" is breathtaking. A great ending to a day full of discovering new things. If you have had the chance to visit all 'villages' and learn about the habits of the featured islands, you will recognize them in the show. If you haven't visited them, you will enjoy spectacular dancing and music that will take you far, far away.

If you get a chance to visit, don't think twice and go!

One other thing: The Polynesian Culture Center is, unlike stated, NOT in Honolulu. It's about a 1,5/2 hour drive up north, located in one of the towns on the North Shore of Ohau.
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wongjst wongjst
40 reviews
Jul 06, 2007
The Polynesian Cultural Center also refer as PCC, right located in Laie which is the northern part of Oahu island in Hawaii.

One think that most of the visitors wouldn't notice were those performers at the center are actually students, they worked almot 20 hours per week. The money which visitors pay for admission, also the sales from food and gift, will goes to support the Polynesian scholarship programs.

You'll enjoy this hourly performances by the traditional Polynesians cultural briefing and learning experiences.

Visitors can also take canoe rides from one end of the park to the other side of the park. Which is also known as "Rainbows of Paradise".

In addition to the villages, the PCC has a special exhibit dedicated to Rapa Nui Island and a tribute to the 1850s mission once run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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kensac kensac
1 reviews
Oct 19, 2007
Take the guided tour and plan a whole day. Very well done, clean good overview of the South Pacific island cultures.
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