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Panama Canal

Panama City, Panama
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more... more » Owner description: Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks. « less
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Malmo, Sweden
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The museum is well worth a visit and the view from the terrace restaurant is excellent! The food was OK. We were lucky to visit on a day where the traffic in the canal was intense.

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Dania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A must see there is nothing like it. You get a movie about the history and how the canal was built. You also see ships going by and how the water levels are controlled. Very neat to see.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

To be honest, it really is just watching two big bathtubs fill up with water. But its a must see. When I went, there were hundreds of people there and it was difficult to see the ship that was currently in the canal (Miraflores Lockes). But i managed to get a good view by opting to miss the first lock... More

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

There is no doubt that this attraction is a Must See if you are in Panama. I read the book, Path Between the Seas prior to going so that I could have a better understanding the entire process. I suggest taking a Double Decker bus tour that takes you around the city as well as a visit to the Canal... More

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Denver, CO
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Wow! Everyone should visit this at some point in their life! It's $15 and it seemed like we waited forever to see some ships go through, but were rewarded when they did.

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USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Very interesting attraction because of the uniqueness of the place. It is definitely worth the $15/person. Includes a short welcome 3D movie, a museum, and of course watching the canal in action. Try to go at 11:00 am or at 2:00 pm to see some ships going through the set of gates at Miraflores. Narrator will describe the action in... More

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CHANDLER
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13 reviews 13 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed our trip to the canal. It's very cool to see how it works. The museum is interesting as well.

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Top Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Amazing landmark that you must see if in Panama. Take the time to see the video and see a few ships go by.

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We had a trip here it was worth the wait to see a huge cruise ship pass through the canal.we enjoyed it and would love to go through on a cruise ship .

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Just great all around, $ 15 entrance fee, good comments by announcers; good access with public bus 25 cents

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