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Miraflores Visitor Center

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Address: | East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +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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Awesome sight and museum

Great visit, great experience. Brought the little ones (1.5y and 4y) and they loved it. There is a 4th floor covered observation deck, which is great. You are right next to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Charles C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great visit, great experience. Brought the little ones (1.5y and 4y) and they loved it. There is a 4th floor covered observation deck, which is great. You are right next to and above the Miraflores locks (2 lanes), and in the middle distance you can see a ship going through the new third lane (wider) if it is being used.... More 

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Greenwich, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We got there about 2 PM saw four ships pass one behind they other. There were alot people but it was not bad .

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited the visitors' center with a group of 20 individuals. The beauty of the center is that it is located immediately adjacent to the locks and affords a fantastic opportunity to see and understand the operation of the locks. It is also a good site for photographers.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I felt we needed to do this visit due to the historical significance of the canal. It is an impressive feat, especially given the time when it was completed. Although actually watching the ships go through was slightly underwhelming, the display centre was excellent, and I would recommend it. That being said, I'm not sure I would go back again.... More 

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Americana, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was lucky enough to see the last ship in the morning going through the canal. There were many tourists, but it's still possible to get a good view of the ships from almost anywhere. The exhibit is great, and very interesting, don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took the metro bus from Albrook Mall (25 cents off your Metro card). It leaves once an hour, on the hour. The bus driver drops you right off at the front of the museum as this is the turn-around point for his route. The cost of the museum is $15 cash only, no credit cards. Go straight up to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very few people coming here have an inkling of the immense proportions of running a canal, or the incredible effort to lift or lower huge transport vessels 26meters up or down. Look further into the problems of booking or the logistical operation to pull these vessels over the 80 km of canal and you can't help being astounded. Don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a "must do" if you are visiting Panama. The center is very well organized & very informative. For a nominal fee ( I think it was $15 each) you can tour the on site museum, watch a video & grab a seat on the veranda and watch ships/boats come through the canal... no need to rush through. There... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our visit the center was good. we learned about the building of the canal. Personally, I did not find the displays or movie very interesting. They do have interactive activities for the kids. so it is kid friendly. Out timing was a little off we were able to watch a few smaller boats pass through but would have had to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

An interesting visit but if there with other tours you'll be lucky to see much. The Museum looked very interesting but the sheer volume of tourist overtaxed the ability to glean much. Try to go on a private off hours tour.

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