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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 #7 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
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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San José, Costa Rica
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111 reviews 111 reviews
36 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for information and learn more about the Canal, go there, the class is good, the sitting nice, the information really useful!

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Such a huge world-altering project like the Panama Canal deserves and appropriate museum and this one does it justice.

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Scandia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very well put together museum that walks you through the building of the canal and the blood, sweat, and tears of the many different groups that did the building. You can even search your ancestry to see if anyone in your family was involved!

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El Palmar, Panama
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you wish to spend (part of) the day, looking at the ins and outs of the Panama Canal, it is worth visiting. You will see the history, displayed on several floors and from the terrace you will see huge ships passing the Canal, while a voice explains what is happening. Nice and impressive. Do take a shady day, the... More

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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

You can see most of the animals of this area, plus the history of the construction of the canal, step by step, from planning, thru demolition, to final stage. I liked the 3D movie introduction and to watch very closely the ships thru the gates, and the process of this.

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Massillon, Ohio
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This museum is gorgeous. The view alone is enough to take your breath away. Simply amazing that such meteropolis growth exists with out fear of natural causes(storms,wind, hurricanes, etc.)destroying the coastline. I loved this trip.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Worth it! there are some photos worth seeing and your visit would not be complete if you skip this step. I recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

located at casco antiguo you pay $ 2 to get in . only spanish . they have audio for non spanish speakers. 4 floors and if u read spanish you can spend easily 2 hours or even more to read everything. covers a lot of topics. would definetely recommend to visit

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The visit of the museum is interesting because you really undertand better all the history of hte canal. Why Panama, why not Nicaragua ? Everything is well explained and not too long for children.

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USA
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We went through the museum fairly quickly. It isn't that large. It took less than 30 mins. Other people took a lot longer. Some of the exhibits were interesting.

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