Hawaii is the perfect place to enjoy a nice road trip and there’s no better place to visit than the Polynesian Cultural Center. Just 35 miles from the Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki Beach, the Polynesian Cultural Center is a Polynesian-themed park and living museum located in Laie, Hawaii.
The Polynesian Cultural Center features eight simulated tropical villages, art, crafts, and live performances. Each of the major Polynesian cultures are represented including Hawaii, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, New Zealand, and the Marquesas Islands.
Another popular attraction at the Polynesian Cultural Center is the Ha Breath of Life, a multicultural Polynesia show. The shows includes songs and dances from throughout Polynesia, including Hula, Tamure, oOtea, Titi Torea, Haka, Poi, Meke, Tau’olunga, and Taualuga. Additionally, guests can paddle their own canoes in the lagoon, or watch a movie at the on-site IMAX Theater.
The Center is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and sits on 42 acres owned by Brigham Young University-Hawaii. The Polynesian Cultural Center opened its doors in 1963 and since then over 32 million people have visited the center. One of the Center’s most popular annual events is the World Fire Knife Dance Competition.polynesia.com Directions
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