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Panama Canal

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #1 of 59 attractions in Panama City
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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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The Mira Flores Locks on the Panama Canal are a great place to visit. $15 US per person to visit the museum, observation deck and promo theater. Go and had a bit to eat at the grill and sit out on their deck and watch the ships go through the locks. Note- the locks close at low tide so call... More

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I had heard the Panama Canal was nothing to be amazed about, I think I was amazed by how big and what a great work it is. We went to Miraflores by night and had dinner there, dinner is very plane to say the least, but it's educational and a good view.

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Orlando, Florida
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151 reviews 151 reviews
22 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Thus place is a must, if you went to Panama and do not visit this place is like you never been in Panama, it has a very nice restaurant, and it has a balcony where you can see when the boats cross over the canal, also it has a museum is little but you can have all the information you... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Try to get there at the time the vessels are in, that would be around from 9 to 11 AM or after 2 PM. Impressive structure and engineering! this is a must see!!!

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It is absolutly great to see those huge boats in the middle of the mountains ! The museum of the canal is also very interesting to understand its history.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Even as someone not in the least interested in engineering, I couldn't help but be impressed by the scale of this project and what it's achieved. It's worth listening to the background in the centre to get a better idea and avoid lunchtimes when there seem to be very few (if any) ships passing through.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This is very easy to get to by local bus from the main bus station. Adults are likely to be interested in watching ships go through the locks, but maybe not so exciting for kids. The film was a bit of a waste of time - very short and superficial. But the museum was much better, really interesting and informative.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Before heading to the canal, do a little research on it. In 1914 a passage way was created ( boomed the land), and from there the canal was built. Thanks to the canal, imports and exports are quicker and easier. ( example if west of USA want to export goods to Europe, instead of cruising all the way down to... More

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lugano
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If You are in Panama you can not miss this. There are three locks on the canal, two in the pacific area and one in the Caribbean Area. I visited the lock of Miraflores, very close to Panama City. Interesting to see how it works. If You want to discover more, there are some agencies proposing visits of 4-5 hours... More

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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The history was rather interesting and I do understand how important it is and all of that. The film as avrage if you ask me not bad not good . The view did get quit boring as only a few boats past . All in all more an adults kimd of thing .

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