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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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a must visit

it is well worth the trip to go and see. very interesting to see the boats go up and down. the museum and info centre is very informative about the history and operation of... read more

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

it is well worth the trip to go and see. very interesting to see the boats go up and down. the museum and info centre is very informative about the history and operation of the canal. take a uber from down town and a taxi back. only suggestion see if a big cruise ship is in town and schedule a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well done museum and movie. Neat place to spend a couple of hours. Go before noon or after 1pm to see the most ships :)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On this place you can learn more about the canal construction and operation in a three story museum. Also is located right in front of the Miraflores locks so you can watch the giant vessels go through it.

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Thank ljahn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Try to get here when a boat's going through the locks - it is certainly worth seeing. Some of the engineering detail of the lock systems could be a bit better explained - especially in the museum. Why are the locks in pairs? Where does all the water go when a lock is draining (is it all lost? Does some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is great, also make sure you watch the 15 minute movie (I'd wish it had lasted much longer). You definitely have to watch ships come through the canal. We came around midday and waited 2 hours for the ships, so in the meantime we saw the movie and the museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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