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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 #7 of 60 Attractions in Panama City
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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This museum has been well designed with impressive displays. Unfortunately there is no information in English, but given it only costs 75 cents to go in it's still worth a visit. Even with basic Spanish you still get a pretty good idea of the displays.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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262 reviews 262 reviews
154 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The full background of the canal, the saga of its making, its role in the birth of Panama as a nation, and importance to the world's modern economy and trade are all treated. This year being the 500th anniversary of the "South Seas" meaning the Pacific Ocean, by the European, namely Vasco Nunez de Gama, there is a fascinating major... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It was nice, and in English. The ship models were interesting. The giftshop was small, but had nice things if you were willing to spend the time to look around and search.

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San José, Costa Rica
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111 reviews 111 reviews
36 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you are looking for information and learn more about the Canal, go there, the class is good, the sitting nice, the information really useful!

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Such a huge world-altering project like the Panama Canal deserves and appropriate museum and this one does it justice.

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Scandia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very well put together museum that walks you through the building of the canal and the blood, sweat, and tears of the many different groups that did the building. You can even search your ancestry to see if anyone in your family was involved!

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El Palmar, Panama
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you wish to spend (part of) the day, looking at the ins and outs of the Panama Canal, it is worth visiting. You will see the history, displayed on several floors and from the terrace you will see huge ships passing the Canal, while a voice explains what is happening. Nice and impressive. Do take a shady day, the... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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