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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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Montreal, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The panama canal is huge and if you never had seen locks it's interesting but if you have been to Ronquière (Belgium) ..dont bother unless you want the whole story from an historic point of view...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We saw 2 large vessels and one small catamaran. I would recommend going later in the afternoon. Go through the museum and watch the movie. If they announce a ship is arriving ..go immediately to top observation deck and get a front spot. You may wait awhile ..45 minutes to see th ship pass through but it is worth it.... More

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Even as a local, every time i bring foreigners to see this, they truly size's the importance of the Canal, and it's rol in the international trade

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Panama City, Panama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Update your "Bucket List"... if a tour of the Panama canal and canal museum is not on it! Not necessarily for the man-made wonder but the natural wonders around it...

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Cut Off, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Traversing from the East to West in the Panama Canal was breath taking. You have to witness this to appreciate the Men and Women who sacrificed to build it. We were on the Norweigan Jewel this last spring when we traversed the canal.

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Chaguanas, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The Panama Canal (Miraflores Locks) is certainly the premier attraction in Panama.... this man made marvel is absolutely mind blowing

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

There are only two options to pass through the locks, either joining a boat cruise or taking this tour. If you are passionate about the marvels of construction, this trip is worth the money. If not, this could be boring after passing through the first set of locks. The tour of the discovery center at 1/10 of the cost may... More

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The tour guide's enthusiasm for this centennial attraction was infectious and he was justifiably proud of its history. It was extremely informative and the local food provided as lunch was delicious. We took photos of the young lady and her daughter in their polleras. A long trip but worth every minute.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We cruised through the Panama Canal in December 2013...it was definitely well worth it. We cruised on the Island Princess, and the trip thru the canal was much more than I expected. We began in the morning, watching the workers row out to get the line from the ship and then attaching it to the "mules". Then we entered the... More

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Definitely a man made marvel and a bucket list thing to see. It is beautiful. Make sure you go to the locks when the boats are moving through - it only happens at certain times per our tour guide. The Miraflores Locks museum was a little less thrilling for me. It was a free week for Panamanian school kids recently... More

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