Discover the nations of Polynesia all in one place at the Polynesian Cultural Center
. Somewhere between the North Shore Beaches
and Kualoa Ranch
are living Pacific Islander villages that include Fiji, Tonga, Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Aotearoa, the Marques and more. Feast your eyes on the fascinating Hawaiian luau and imu, an underground oven which Hawaiians use to cook pig. The Polynesian Cultural Center
never fails to delight its guests with exciting entertainment, delicious dining options, photo opportunities, and performance arts. There is no comparison to this place anywhere else on Oahu! Photo Courtesy: Polynesian Cultural Center
The center opened in 1963 and is owned and operated by the Brigham Young University, a school operated by the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Villagers from the Center were featured on the Ed Sullivan Show and at Hollywood Bowl in the 1960s, further boosting visitors. In 1975, the Center expanded to include the Marquesas Islands village. Throughout the years, evening entertainment have come and gone, but the core of the Polynesian Cultural Center
remains the same: sharing knowledge and making friends with every visitor.