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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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Oops -- See my review of the Canal

I did not realize that there was a separate item for Miraflores, so it was the subject of my review of the canal.

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such history! Enjoyed the museum and the theatre! A must visit for sure! The engineering marvel, best way is to get an hop on hop off bus tour and include it plus their is 8 dollars entrance to get in!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did not realize that there was a separate item for Miraflores, so it was the subject of my review of the canal.

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Thank Eugene L
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Skip an expensive tour, just get an Uber or cab here - great (multiple and elevated) viewing platforms, very informative museum, and awe-inspiring engineering. Spending a couple of hours here will be a choice you won't regret!

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We traveled by RCL about two years ago and spent time at the visitor center. The new canal was behind schedule but we could see how it was being structured. We were impressed with the 100 year old engineering that was still functioning. The area was not kept up as well as one would expect and the staff did not... More 

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Your best bet is to get here right when it opens. Otherwise, the line for entrance tickets can be long. If you arrive at ten, tour the museum and see the movie, at 1130 you can go up to the restaurant and have lunch while enjoying a wonderful view of shops transiting the locks.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the must see places during a visit to Panama. The site is about 10 min from the city center by taxi (taxi should cost about 5 $, make sure...). Also it is recommended to verify if ships are crossing before entering is the watching she ships going up or down is the real deal.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Let's face it. Can you really go to Panama City without visiting the canal? The Miraflores visitor's center provides a great opportunity to see the locks in action as well as a comprehensive history of the canal by way of a small (but interesting) museum and short film. With an entry fee of $15 for adults and $10 for children... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The engineering feat that is the Panama Canal can be viewed from this visitor center which is located close to Panama City. There are two floors with viewing platforms where visitors can watch the comings and goings of the ships through the locks. A theater which shows a film about the history of the creation of Panama Canal occupies another... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent about 3 hours here and luckily saw a cruise ship and a big ship passing through the canal. Very interesting to see how ships go through the gates. The center itself is very good with a lot of history and other information about how the canal was built.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This site is well worth 2-3 hours of your time. There is a very good film, an interesting interactive museum and of course the viewing area to watch vessels go through the locks. It is amazing to watch a process that has been in operation for the past 100 years. The viewing area can be quite congested. This is one... More 

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