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Panama Canal

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #1 of 63 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The sheer magnitude of the canal can't be appreciated in a picture, you have to go and stand the to understand it. Having said that, after watching the first 5 ships pass, everything will be the same, no matter in which part of the canal you experience it. My recommendation is that you take one of the day cruises that... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

My partners brought me here for a business lunch and it was outstanding, i highly recommend a visit whether for business or pleasure. Enjoy!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

This was an excellent place to visit the restaurant there is great I also loved the snack bar over looking the canal

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HAIFA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I was there last months and it is amasing what people built 100 years ago and still working like new. you see the ships moving slowly slowly from on side of the Oceanus to the other side of the other Oceanus how they move up and down on the canal. It is interesting for every age .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We took the full tour - Colon side much busier than Pacific side so glad we went all the way through - Gus, guide, was great with information & pointing out the sights. Interesting how slow process of getting through canal was. Definitely worth doing.

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Near Detroit
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If your in Panama you have to go see this. It's literally the gateway of the world. There is the canal, a museum and short 3D movie. A must see activity.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Panama Canal was amazing learned so much about how it works when the ships go through and the museum was interesting. The Albrook Mall is so big you can spend the whole day looking and wondering around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Very educational!! Alot of history in and around the canal. Enjoyed the museum, the movie and being able to watch ships pass through the canal from the observation deck.

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Tomball, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing....great history. There were 1,000's of kiddos there. The US did a great job creating the canal and then giving it over to them was a gift!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Truly an engineering marvel. Very crowded when we visited. Make sure you get there early in the morning to watch the large ships

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