Polynesian Cultural Center

The Hawaiian Islands are undeniably an oasis of beauty. Between the lush rainforests, captivating canyons and craters to the volatile volcanoes and endless cascades, this archipelago comes with a versatile landscape that’s quite unlike any other. Between the scenic beauty, the islands also hold a rich history and past. The story of the Polynesian culture is one that’s as intricate as it is mesmerizing and on the northern shores of Oahu, there’s a place where visitors are invited to go that brings this story to life. When your travel plans bring you this direction, be sure to block out some time for a visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Where History is Brought to Life

Located at 55-370 Kamehameha Highway in Laie, the Polynesian Cultural Center in Luau opened in 1963 and has been welcoming guests ever since to make the most of an amazing story. This destination is a dual-purpose stop that functions as both a family-friendly theme park and living museum. A stop at the Polynesian Cultural Center is a diverse and interactive experience that’s as fun as it is informative. The center spans 42 acres of ground and incorporates six authentic villages that are made to be explored. Hop in a canoe and ride down the river as you encounter costumed members of various cultures and tribes that make up the history of the Polynesian people.

As you explore the center, you’ll encounter a multitude of places where guests are encouraged to take part in traditional activities, arts, crafts, and games. Learn to play drums, weave baskets or string a lei while you’re here. The Polynesian Cultural Center experience comes with options to enjoy a variety of traditional dances and shows as well. Take in the spectacular costumes, steps, and skills as performers wow the crowd throughout the day. The evenings at the Polynesian Cultural Center are dedicated to hosting spectacular luaus where visitors will dine like royalty while indulging in a buffet of traditional Hawaiian and Polynesian fare.

Planning a Visit to the Polynesian Cultural Center

The Polynesian Cultural Center in Luau is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 11:45 am until 9:00 pm. The Center is closed Sundays for those planning visits in advance. General admission options include a show and luau. Tickets start at $89.95 for adults and $71.96 for children ages 4 through 11. Options to purchase package deals are also available when you’re planning a multi-day visit as well.

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