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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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Awesome-- go! Forget going on canal--just do this!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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West Coast B.c.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

You really have to go once in your life. Very informative and realistic displays and movie. Amazing facts and engineering.

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Chitre, Panama
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

This is one of the few "must see" places in Panama. It is a lesson in the history and the making of the Panama Canal. A rare opportunity to actually see and understand the monumental task that was undertaken in creating the modern day "Wonder of the World". There are numerous models replicating the construction of the canal. There are... More 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Although everything is labeled in Spanish , still very worthwhile and understandable with a minimum of languge skills Simply fascinating different angles explored

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Bahia Blanca, Argentina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

The museum is interesting but not exceptional. The cost is only US$2 per adult so well worth a visit if you are in Casco Vieja.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In looking at the photos others have posted and reading their reviews, I think many visitors have confused this museum with the one at the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center. This museum is in Casco Viejo and it is entirely in Spanish. This is an amazing museum because it goes over the entire effort of trying to cross the American landmass... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Inexpensive and self guided. $10 for 2 people w headphones Get headphones if you don't read Spanish. Excellent way to understand the building of the canal and helps with understanding relationship between USA and Panama We were there about 90 min. Nice displays on 2 floor in beautiful building in old town. If you have time watch the video about... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It takes you about one hour to go through the whole place. It is very interesting. The show you a film and have scale models of all the ships that were involved in the building process. It's well worth the visit.

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Madison, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Beautiful facility with observation decks to view the Canal and a wonderful museum. Arrive early to avoid the crowds and plan to stay so you can observe a large barge ship go through the canal. The museum is fabulous

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Panama
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very good collection of documents, photography, artifacts, instruments used during its construction. Excellent organization that also covers actual time with the canal expansion construction that will be finished by 2016.

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