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Panama Canal

Panama City, Panama
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As featured in 3 days in Panama City
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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Berkeley, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Fascinating and awesome man-made wonder. Stick around to what a container ship pass through. Museum is well done.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I love the museum which was really interesting and the boats (make sure youre in the afternoon to see them) but there didnt seem to to be that much for the $15 price plus the taxi rides

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Yes, it is the absolute most touristy thing you can do while in Panama...but there is a reason why so many people visit the Canal! The wait for a ship can be long, so plan for at least three hours here. While you are waiting though, the museum is not to be missed. It really adds to the experience to... More

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Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I especially liked the history, the ships, engineering aspects and eating at a restaurant that overlooked the canal.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

On short notice, Tony's lovely mom and dad picked me up at the airport and drove me to the city to meet up with Tony. I only had a few hours in Panama City, and Tony helped me make the most of them. He zipped me out to the Canal and gave me a great explanation of the Canal while... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It worth a visit, a matter of luck to arrive while a ship is crossing or approaching... Interesting and well done 3D movie about Canal history at different times in english and spanish Didn't tried restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was very interesting to see how the ship pass through thr canal ,they also have a wonderful restaurant and view

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Guaynabo, null, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our visit to the canal of Panama was a good experience and very cultural. We had the opportunity to see how's the canals works in real live. We enjoy the museum, the history of how, who, when the canal was builded. If you go to Panama this a most.

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Loved it. Half day takes through the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks. Something to see. Took a half day tour on the Pacific Queen from Gamboa to the Amador Causeway.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

we went to see the canal , it's very interesting to see and to also visit the small museum Inside is a must to do. It's very well explained how the canal was built . We tried to eat at the restaurant but they told us it was full but there was plenty of empty tables... There is a lot... More

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