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Miraflores Visitor Center

| East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Panama
+507 276-8325
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| East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Panama
+507 276-8325
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everyone at the center was very helpful and knowledgeable of the canal. They update you on how often a ship will be passing through so that you may witness it.

Thank Aleem J
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed this museum/visitor center. Watched the short movie about the making of the canal (pretty good) and walked through the exhibits. Learned a lot. It's fun to watch boats go through the Miraflores locks - but make it in the morning (early) or...More

Thank divegirl3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Plan to spend a half day for the full experience. Watch the ships progress thru the locks. Visit the genuinely informative exhibits. Of course there is a cafe and a gift shop. There is even an Imax theater. The building and the workings of thie...More

Thank MtKiscoKid
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must visit on your trip to Panama. The real life experience of, on and through the canal is priceless. Well worth the price

Thank BurkeJac
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a very nicely located point of interest, right near the Panama Canal. If you don’t have time to visit the whole canal, this is something definitely worth seeing. There is a museum describing the history of building the canal and the way it...More

Thank Valentin M
Reviewed 5 days ago

They had 4 floors of viewing area and even an announcer to tell you when the locks were about to open. A great 12 minute video and a full restaurant and bar.

Thank Matthew E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent two hours here. It’s a good visitor centre. The 11 minutes film is interesting and the exhibition too. The viewing deck gives a great view of the ships in the old canal and the new canal can be seen in the distance. Come early...More

Thank ACS7091
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

very interesting, great visitorcenter and you can observe everything everything from nearby. Make sure there are ships around of course!

Thank Ronald v
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being an expat in Panama I am constantly bringing visitors to see the Miraflores locks. The museum is small but has some interesting information in it. The observation deck is where most people go to watch the boats go through the locks, typically there is...More

Thank LauraMacio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great centre to view and learn about the canal! Set over a number of floors there are numerous viewing platforms and a restaurant to grab a coffee and watch the giant ships float by. A must see if in Panama :)

Thank Raaders10
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Ruddiger77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes parking is free
26 June 2017|
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
You should probably try and call, when I went I say no boats. I was told by the locals around 3pm is a good time.
19 April 2017|
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Response from Pablo-finco | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, but I really don't think so!