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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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Beautiful but not multilingual

very well organized the visual information but the problem is with the language, most of it in Spanish

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Nieuw Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

very well organized the visual information but the problem is with the language, most of it in Spanish

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Gives one a great idea of what it took to build the Canal. Good photos and stories. Get audio to help you through all the phases of the build. Nicely done.

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Munster, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Most of the exhibit captions and explanations were in Spanish, but the information on the Canal's history and building was extensively presented in photos and videos that provided a high level of understanding even to us English speakers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is a very interesting, historical exhibition in a beautifull building. But none of it is in English. I think that is a huge mistake, that makes everything much harder to follow

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London (England)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The posts that people are placing here are describing two different locations: THE CANAL MUSEUM IN CASCO VEJO The location information refers to the museum in the old French Canal Company building in the square in front of the Cathedral in the old (19th century) town. This museum has a huge amount of explanatory material in Spanish not only about... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This museum was right next to our AirBNB lodgings. Entrance fee is very decent ($ 5,- per person incl. audio tour). Museum offers information on the early beginnings of a Panama canal (end of 17th century) up to the present day. One of the biggest shortcomings of this museum: all displayed text is in Spanish. You will need the audio... More 

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Ozark Acres, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

well put together to educate the tourists into the history and construction of the waterway. Answers were readily available and so were were the guides for assistance.

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Sao Paulo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

it's a very organized place where you can see the first sea explorer up to the future panama canal. very beautiful pictures, videos. wonderful house.

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MotherofSocks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I learned a lot about Panama and the canal by visiting the Canal museum. I listened to the English audio tour, which was very informative. My only complaint is that I missed listening to the history of Panama part of the tour as I walked through that part of the museum because the employees told me there wasn't audio for... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This was all we needed to do-- you are literally right on top of the canal and can see and feel everything-- good movie and museum too-- go! The next day we actually went through the canal which was disappointing--this is all you need!

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