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Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum

Address: Av Central - Plaza de la independencia, Panama City 0816-06779 , Panama
Phone Number: +507 211-1649
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Ranked #5 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction and present-day operation...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction and present-day operation of Panama's landmark canal.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This museo, located in Independence plaza, is a well done museum about the canal. for an extra fee, you can get a translator for most of the museo that relates to the canal. As an american, you will note a slight bias against the US involvement

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Heukelum, NL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The museum gives a good impression of the enormous work but as well hardship starting with the French followed by the Americans. Nice presentations. Worth an one hour visit

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The museum has 3 floors - The 1st is all about globalization and the discovery of the Americas and Panama - this was the best exhibit, I found it really interesting. The 2nd floor is all about the canal, and the 3rd has a bunch of miscellaneous photographs. It's only $2 for entry so it's definitely good value.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It was an interesting place to visit; however, having just gone through the locks it was a bit superfluous for us.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

If you really what to learn the history of the canal and how it works this is a must stop. Easy cab ride from the cruise ship dock. Just make sure you agree on the price before you get in. Take the time to see all the exhibits. It's well worth the price.

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canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I like the part on how the canal works and the videos. Good presentation on the bugs living in Panama. Clean , well organized and accessible to all.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This venue offers everything anyone could ask for regarding the history of the canal. The facilities are impressive and there is plenty of parking.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Located in the old town on Independence Plaza. Cost was USD2 each or USD5 with an English audio headset. Unfortunately the English headset only gave commentary of the exhibits on the second floor which covered the construction and operation of the Panama Canal. The exhibits on the 1st and 3rd floors were good but all the descriptions unfortunately were only... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had a wonderful evening there especially for our group, including documentary and cocktail. Nice history museum of the beginning of the Panama Canal!

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Panama City, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The charm of the Old City of Panama enhances your visit to this informative museum. It includes many artifacts and actual pictures of the building of the Panama Canal. It is an easy visit and you walk out and enjoy the historic and charming Caso Viejo (old city).

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