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Panama Canal

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #1 of 58 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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New Providence Island
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It might look like an ordinary canal - but one has to spend time in the museum and watching the video outlining the history of Panama and the construction of the canal - to appreciate why it is amazing that it actually exists! Get there early to see one of the super tankers transit Miraflores locks.

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Miami, Florida
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

the panama canal was amazing came here when i was a child and as an adult i enjoy even more, will recommencement this attraction for kids and family off all ages

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It was really cool to see the locks work and how the boats go through the canal. It was a new facility and very updated showed the workings of the canal and a viewer area that over looks the canal

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great experience and exhibits! 4 Floors of them! 2014 marks the 100th year of the Panama Canal. At the Miraflores Locks there is a lot of information and interactive experiences. Outdoors one can watch the ships moving through the locks while there is an explanation of what is happening. Indoors there is a 3D movie in English or Spanish also... More

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Hamilton, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have to say that this trip should be in your "Bucket List" we got lucky to see a big container ship leaving so we saw the whole process of the ship going from one place and being pulled to another place.... We had to see all this by the balcony of the restaurant because we arrived late. The staff... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The museum at the canal gives a good history. Be sure and get to the viewing platform in time to get a spot when the ships go through.

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The canal is one of those places, like the Grand Canyon, that you can't really picture in your mind until you see it in person. The sheer amount of labor that went into building the canal, and whole cities, in the jungle 100 years ago is amazing.

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BC, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Went to see canal with kids (10 & 12). Museum is a must see. Also be sure to watch short movie before exploring museum. We watched a ship go through miraflores which was pretty cool. Didn't realize how amazing canal is until visiting this attraction. Kids really liked it too.

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Suva, Fiji
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Amazing experience where being ships including large container carriers go through a ride step by step. Have seen the same in Malaysia and in Nile, Egypt, but this is worth a visit. Need at least 2 hours depending on the time of the day. Must see the complete process from entering to exist. facilities are great

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São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

It is a different place to visit. It is not a natural beauty but it is amazing for its engineering and importance for the world.

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