POLYNESIAN CULTURAL CENTER
42 Acres • Polynesian Luau
The idea of old Hawaii poses a ton of allure for, well, a ton of travelers—vacationers who want a tropical experience with a cerebral bent.
And for good reason. Although Hawaii has been part of the United States since 1959, its sheer remoteness—as in 2,390 miles away from the closest body of land—has rendered it an exotic marvel for many. What’s more, Hawaii’s history is just as enticing as its present.
But where to learn about “old Hawaii” often leaves visitors stumped—particularly if they’re intent on savoring an experience beyond the walls of a museum.
Enter Polynesian Cultural Center, a 42-acre goldmine of culture, history, and riveting experiences. Here are 10 things that ought to get you excited about this beloved Oahu landmark. Reservations are recommended.
Step into a realm where the vibrant traditions of the Pacific come alive. Nestled on the island of Oahu, the Polynesian Cultural Center stands as a testament to the rich heritage of the islands, a place where the spirit of Aloha radiates in every corner. Here, stories of old are interwoven with the rhythm of drums, the graceful movements of hula dancers, and the warmth of island hospitality.
Delve deeper into the Polynesian way of life at the Center; it offers more than just a glimpse. Journey through authentic island villages, witness age-old crafts in action, and get swept up in spellbinding performances. Every moment at the Polynesian Cultural Center is an invitation to experience, learn, and cherish the diverse cultures that make up the tapestry of Oceania.
The sheer number of things to do on Oahu is enough to make even the most organized traveler’s head spin. With that in mind, we’ve narrowed down Oahu’s musts so that you can experience the extent of “The Gathering Place’s” wonder: