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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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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Good way to learn history of canal.

Museum is nicely located in the old town which is rapidly being renovated to it's historic look. Nice shops and restaurants. Museum has audio phones and gives a good history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We visited this museum recently to gain an insight into the history of the canal, some wonderful photographs of the canal being under construction. The one difficulty for me was that everything about the photographs was written in Spanish with no other translation. Afterwards I read that there were English audio headsets available but the lady on the desk who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Museum is nicely located in the old town which is rapidly being renovated to it's historic look. Nice shops and restaurants. Museum has audio phones and gives a good history seen through the eyes of the Panamanians.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We came to the Miraflores locks for an extended visit to their museum, their video show and also to see their lockout on the 4th floor. The best part of our visit was the interoceanic Canal Museum exhibit on the 3rd floor. You stand on a platform like you are a captain of a ship going through the locks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

It´s full of history around the building of the canal and the establishment of the nation of Panama,and pretty nice artifacts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A must to see when it comes to the Panama Canal....movie every 10-15 minutes..every other one is in English and the other in Spanish...I love history so I find it stimulating

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a must see to truly appreciate the engineering that went on to make the canal a success. They have an English audio guide to walk you through.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have photos to add but now cannot find where I add them? I tried going back to no avail. I wanted to share all the photos of our trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We loved this experience.. The museum is very well planned and the exhibits are easy to see and understand.We will go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It is a must see when visiting the Channel. One hour well spent. I particularly liked the accelerated movie shot from a ship crossing the channel which resumes in 10 minutes the whole experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I visited the Panama Canal museum near the presidential palace. The location is good and at the center of the nice old city not far away of the new city. the old and the new city are sharing the same coast on the pacific ocean. I was impressed when I knew that the museum was a hotel that purchased by... More 

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Additional Information about Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum

Address: 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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