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Panama Canal

Panama City, Panama
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As featured in 3 days in Panama City
Ranked #1 of 55 attractions in Panama City
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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

I visited the canal three times all up - once at the visitor centre, once for dinner at Miraflores lock and once a partial transit on a tourist boat. It is a remarkable achievement and should not be missed on any visit to Panama

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

If you have any interest in engineering, go! If you have any interest in history, go! If you are opposed to globalization, go still. It provides an interesting perspective on global trade and foreign relations.

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Wonderful trip on the Canal starting in the Pacific, sailing under the Bridge of Americas, under the Centennial Bridge into Gatun Lake for about half the distance of the Canal. Breakfast and lunch served on board.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This is a must visit place if you are in Panama. You will find history, culture and fun when visiting this place.

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Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Miraflores was a $15 ride from our hotel. Wa saw 3 oceans vessels through this lock in less the 30 minutes. We then visited the centre which is complete in all information related to the construction and operations of the canal. We recommend this visit on your own or as part of a guided tour.

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Panama City, Panama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

The Panama Canal is one hundred years old in August,still working perfectly with record profits,less passage time and less accidents since it was handed over to Panama as a result of the Torrijos-Carter Treaty.The perfect place to see The Canal in full operation is in The Visitors Center at Miraflores Locks or ,in the Atlantic,the new Visitors Center that overlooks... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

A day trip through the Panama Canal is well worth your time in Panama. You can only go through the "locks" on Saturdays as every other day of the week is for normal maritime business only. The cruise we took picked us up from our hotel downtown and drove us to a dock where we embarked on the boat and... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It is easy to get to and a must see in Panama! If you don't have time to go I would suggest you make time! You only need an hour or so but can also make it a lot longer trip day trip if you see the movie and museum.

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New Providence Island
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing sight that I feel I need to say very little about. Just make sure that you go when ships are going through the locks. Also visit the visitor centre.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We did a partial transit of the Panama Canal. Overall the experience was very interesting. The guide Gus did a great job in providing information and explaining the workings of the Canal. He was also very open to questions and helpful. You can see the construction for the expansion of the Canal as you journey along. Partial transit is long... More

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