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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 59 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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New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Worth visiting if you're in Panama. Ample parking. Seemed like it was pretty ADA ready. We didn't eat there as it was buffet style. Went today on the 100 year anniversary.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A great place with lots of interesting bit of history, science and great views of the canal. The narrator made our day with his live comments about the canal's history and other interesting facts.

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Logrono, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It was an interesting museum, though nothing like the museum at the locks. I liked the photography exhibit, but I think that's only temporary.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

At the Panama Canal Museum with 4 floors - you will learn everything you need to know about the Panama Canal history. There are different rates for residents of Panama and for tourists. We paid $15 to access to the various exhibitions and observation decks, which was definitely worth it!

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