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Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum

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Address: Av Central - Plaza de la independencia, Panama City 0816-06779 , Panama
Phone Number: +507 211-1649
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Description: Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction...
Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction and present-day operation of Panama's landmark canal.
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So interesting !

Loved this museum. All in Spanish but as I had read a bit about the canal (Hell's Gorge by Mathew Parker) it was easy enough to follow the information. You can get an audio guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Irvine, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved this museum. All in Spanish but as I had read a bit about the canal (Hell's Gorge by Mathew Parker) it was easy enough to follow the information. You can get an audio guide in English. The photographs on the top floor really bring the story to life. Admission is only around 5 dollars and well worth it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is way more than a simple museum. This place is the key to how the world has been communicating for generations. What I get at home comes from far sometimes but thanks to the Canal it doesn't get here slower but faster. You can't really explain how this place is part of our daily life unless you are there... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The museum is very extensive and covers several floors. In the hall was a Japanse exhibitionisme and upstairs the museum devoted to the canal. It was very Nice, but everything is in spanish, that was a bit a shame.

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washington dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

I understand that the French period of Canal construction also has a hall but that it is under modification. That would have made this museum better. My favorite part was the current photo exhibit on the top floor - a range of scenes, people, situations from the mundane to the monumental. The hall that describes the Canal's construction is a... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you have the chance to visit the Panama Canal, don't skip this short museum explaining the history of the locks, the making of nd how it all works. It's a short visit on a 4 floor exhibition.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A good museum that explains the building of the canal. While you are visiting the canal, I recommend also seeing the museum.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We loved that the Canal integrated this museum because without it, 15$ is pretty expensive for observing water. There was a variety of different information on the country of Panama and all it has to offer.

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seoul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you want to learn something about history, see how huge a construction can be, and how the humanity creation whenis used for good are, you should visit this place. We like it a lot.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was the most interesting part of the museum where one navigate the canal digitally. One can just experience what a tremendous work is done to make this famous canal works. It is always full of " navigators " because it is not a big space. Feel like a captain for few minutes in a tight canal passage.

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Banning, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We visited every floor and there was so much information and exhibits. The French section was being renovated so could not see.However, we actually saw original films (1900 to present) at different exhibits showing the construction and the development of the city as it relates to the Canal. The museum is air-conditioned and has bathrooms on two of the floors.... More 

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Additional Information about Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum

Address: Av Central - Plaza de la independencia, Panama City 0816-06779, Panama
Phone Number: +507 211-1649
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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