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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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Sunshine Beach, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The whole place at the Miraflores information centre was fantastic, each floor of the museum was very interesting particular the engineering they used back 100years ago. We were told be there either between 9am-11am or 3pm-5pm for the most traffic through the locks. We managed to see many ships of all shapes and sizes go through which is amazing to... More

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Arizona
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191 reviews 191 reviews
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What an amazing thing to see. Its the 100yr anniversary....well worth the visit. Some of the boats/ships are amazing

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Vero Beach, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We liked the tour and reading all about the history of the canal. We were able to watch two ships go by and learned a lot on how the locks work. Lots of fun.

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Boquete, Panama
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Its just fun to watch the ships pass through the canal. There is always something going on there. The causeway is great since there are so many restaurants where you can enjoy the views of the canal.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It is amazing to see how this marvel works. How the big ships are raised and lowered though different pass ways. The museum and the theater are well worth to get to know the history of the Canal. I really recommend it.

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nimokui
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Got there at 4:00 pm. Just enough time to visit the museum and then watch a ship go through the locks. Paid $15 fee to see the canal. Much better experience going to Gatun Locks to see the canal. Less crowded, closer view of the ships and canal, and wonderful landscaping

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Panama City, Panama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Since I live in Panama, I've been to the Panama Canal over a dozen times. It's one of the must-see things you have to do when coming to Panama. Because it's a top tourist attraction, the crowds can detract from your enjoyment, though. If you want a great experience, plan to go in the mid afternoon during the week. You... More

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Orlando, Florida
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Watching how the Panama Canal is able to cater to these massive ships is an absolutely breath taking image. The history and the engineering that went into the canal is something to marvel at. Only complaint, maybe have a couple fans for those people taking the tour. It was HOT HOT HOT.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Seeing the canal, built in 1914, and still operating much like it was intended, was amazing. They are building additional canals to increase ship size capacity.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I know it's a marvel of modern day architecture but once you've seen one lock, I feel like you've seen them all. They had a cute 15 minute video about the canal with 3-D glasses.

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