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Miraflores Visitor Center

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Address: | East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Panama
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+507 276-8325
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US$130.00*
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Panama City Tour And The Canal
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US$100.00*
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Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour
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US$120.00*
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Panama City's Top Tour

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Good content but constrained space

Informative movie. Interesting pieces in museum. Excellent 'virtual reality" video on ship traversing the locks. Fourth floor view expansive with room to move around. Helpful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Informative movie. Interesting pieces in museum. Excellent 'virtual reality" video on ship traversing the locks. Fourth floor view expansive with room to move around. Helpful staff. Not to be missed visit.

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Syney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best place to watch, learn & witness the great Panama Canal in action. Con's: Shocking number of tourists/visitors is a dampener

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you want to see the canal up close and personal this is the place to do it. Make sure to watch the 15 minute video while there as well to get a better appreciation of the canal.

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Thank Gimicio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very cost effective way to learn about the Panama Canal. It's very organized from the time you arrive. They offer a movie to learn about the history, then a museum. At the top, it offers an awesome view of the entire locks, dam and the Centenario Bridge. We got to see two ships cross the locks. It was outstanding. This... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Thanks to our amazing tour guide Alex from Xplora Panama we had an incredible visit to the Visitor's Center. He made sure we got there early so we had a front row view of the lock while a huge ship passed. Just incredible. The museum is very interesting as well as the movie, giving lots of information in a very... More 

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Fajardo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were there near 9:30am. The view is amazing for the fourth floor but there were so many people that we had to struggle for a space to view the Canal. There were no boats passing and the theater to see the movie or documentary that they offer, were full to the max. The museum was quite interesting but we... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went on a very busy day. They should limit the number of people allowed in at a time. You couldn't move and people were actually pushing to get into the museum. We looked at the canal snapped a few photos and left. There was no way I was shoving to get into a museum.

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting to watch the locks. It can be addictive. We spent 5 hours here. There is a very short movie and a very small museum. Actually there is much more information that we were curious about that we had to google, because there wasn't much info here ~ the main attraction is watching the ships pass. We found out... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is great to see the large vessels pass the locks. A great technical achievement. But i don't think the visitor center is that informative. Be sure that you visit around 10:00 OR 14:30. Otherwise you will not see a vessel pass.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wasn't sure if I would enjoy yet another museum....but the setup of Miraflores was amazing! It was informative, engaging and definitely not boring! Give yourself a few hours to enjoy the museum....and if there is a ship passing through the locks an extra hour or two. Only tip...try not to go late morning...there are far too many school groups... More 

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