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Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum

Av Central - Plaza de la independencia, Panama City 0816-06779 , Panama
+507 211-1649
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Ranked #6 of 58 attractions in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction and present-day operation of Panama's landmark canal.
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Fairfax, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Youhave to visit the canal itself, of course. But, if you want the history of the canal this is the place. They have four floors of great exhibits. The admission is $2. Yes, $2 BUT, if you don't do Spanish, spend $5 and get the audio guide. ALL the exhibits are in Spanish. The building is a great restoration in... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The exhibition is an wonderful building on the Plaza de la Independencia that heavily favours Spanish speakers in all of the written displays, but provides a good audio guide ($5 charge, but you can share one between two with the dual earpieces) for those of us who are not multilingual. You get a real feel of the history of Panama... More

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São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Very a well structured place for tourists. It´s easy to be found and it´s not expensive. It offers parking space as well and you can go there using the Hop in Hop off buses.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

They have a great collection of artifacts and lots of interesting information for its visitors. I didn't have a guide or any audio, because I could just read everything in Spanish, so I can't comment on anything but museum content. The layout is good--you move from room to room easily. I loved all the early discovery and cartography exhibits. You... More

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is probably the second most visited Museum in Panama after the location at Miraflores locks. The museum tour takes you from the pre-Colombian Panama through the beginnings of Panama's importance as a trade route up right to the importance a strategic military and economic canal to the modern era as the one of the most important canals of the... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

An Awesome and Interesting experience!!! My Friend Mario was instrumental in explaining everything and making sense of it all.

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Penonome, Panama
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The place gets packed! And like any other crowd, its crowded. BUT, you can find your own little way around and certainly this is not to be missed, history buff or not. I thought I knew about the canal, but this was very much worth the time to go see. I think its 15 a head to get in, but... More

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Boquete, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Although interesting, I was expecting more of an overview of the canal's history rather than an entire encyclopedia on the topic. Of course, there were many interesting relics but sifting through the overwhelming amount of information to get to the most important facts was a little tiresome.

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Fairfield, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

it's really a cool place to learn more of the history of Panama except that not a lot of visitors know of its' existence.it's deep within Casco Viejo which again is a must see in Panama

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

its show you the hestory with pictures of the people from diffrent countrys and what they bring with them to this city

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