Since its establishment in 1963, the Polynesian Cultural Center (PCC) has risen to become Hawaii’s top attractions. I’m told that more than 33 million visitors have been introduced to PCC’s mission to preserve and carry on the ideals of the Polynesian people’s arts and customs. Diversity is key at PCC, where many South Pacific nations are recreated in small villages, exhibits, and authentic activities ranging from typical island crafts to critical food preparation skills and battle techniques.
Tahiti is terrific and Fiji is fantastic, but I was there to soak up all that I could about Hawaii. It is important to me that the Flower Show captures the culture and history of these amazing islands. As such, the Show is going to have a Hawaiian Village where visitors can purchase authentic, hand-made Hawaiian wares. In many cases you’ll also be able to see these artists and artisans at work.
Before I get sidetracked, I do have to take a moment to gush about the tremendous plant life on display at the PCC. I most vividly remember a large lagoon complete with waterfalls and well-maintained, lush tropical flowers. In short, the PCC enables visitors to participate in centuries of Polynesian culture and celebrate the beauty and excitement of Hawaii’s natural surroundings. If and when you visit Hawaii, pay a visit to the amazing place!