The Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) is located on the northeastern side of Oahu.


55-370 Kamehameha Highway, Laie, Hawaii


The PCC is owned by the Corporation of the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President David O. Mckay, of the LDS church, authorized the construction of the PPC as a means to fund scholarships and Employment for students attending BYU-Hawaii. Also, it was to preserve the cultures of Polynesia.

The PCC has 700,000 visitors annually. Yea, that is a lot of people coming there, and it is one of the most frequently visited places on Oahu.  LDS President Howard W. Hunter is credited with transforming this from an unprofitable venture to one of the most popular tourist attractions in Hawaii.

Things to do

The PCC is full of different villages.

  • Hawaii
  • Samoa
  • Aotearoa
    • New Zealand
  • Figi
  • Tahiti
  • Tonga
  • The Marquesas Islands

They also have a special exhibit that is a tribute to the LDS missionaries that came over in the 1850s. There is also Lu’au which has traditional Polynesian food.

  • Pork
    • Cooked underground

There is a lot more food, we didn’t eat there this trip.


My Thoughts

This place is a vast place to come and visit. I mean that this place is huge and does a good job and telling the cultures of Polynesian people. The different islands there are in the south Pacific. It is a bit expensive, but it was worth it. Be one of the 700,000 people who visit the PCC.

The most popular place in the PCC.


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