The Polynesian Cultural Center: Keeping the Cultures of all Polynesian Countries Alive
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As the Hukilau gained popularity in Hawaii in the early days, it soon became clear that a bigger and more permanent venue was not only possible, but was necessary. The Polynesian Culture Center opened in 1963, and quickly became one of the largest attractions in Hawaii - with cultural performances and entertainment not just about Hawaii, but also Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
If you’ve never been to the center, I highly recommend that you plan for a visit and stay for the luau and night show - where 100 plus dancers perform on stage, and ends with a jaw-dropping fire knife dance! It promises to be an unforgettable experience for your Hawaii vacation. It’s perfect for couples and families. It is an all day adventure, from noon when the center opens, to 9pm when the night show is finished. So be sure and check it out.
Another interesting fact about the Polynesian Cultural Center: it employs students at the nearby Brigham Young University. They do this to help the students pay for their education. So if you do visit the center, you’ll find most of its employees are actually college students.
Want to visit the Cultural Center?
It's a stop on our Grand Circle Island Tour!