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Panama Canal Railway

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #14 of 59 Attractions in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
Activities: Group tours/train
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This tour on the newly restored Panama Canal Railway, the western hemisphere's first transcontinental railroad, follows the east bank of the canal... more » Owner description: This tour on the newly restored Panama Canal Railway, the western hemisphere's first transcontinental railroad, follows the east bank of the canal that offers excellent views of the waterway and rainforests along its shoreline. « less
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It was nice, but the view was only vegetation for the majority of the trip. When you did see something, it wasn't of anything of interest. I thought we would see ships traversing the lake, but we did not. The hostesses provided coffee, but didn't mention that food was available for sale.

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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Early in the morning, it's the time the Panama Canal RailRoad departs from its central station located in Diablo towards Colon. A nice view from glass roof wagons allow travelers to enjoy Panama's natural resources

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very interesting trip. I took the train over to the Colon side // and the Bus to return. The Bus was as nice and as clean as you will find anywhere

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Surrey, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was nice to take the train from the Pacific to the Atlantic in less than an hour. There was an open section on the train that you could stand and take pictures and just enjoy the air moving past you.

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louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Summer 2014 A one way ticket for $25US will buy you a great ride on the Panama Canal Train from Panama City to Colon. The ride and views are great. The pace is easy. The new construction of the Canal Expansion is an additional treat to multitude of waterways and jungles and ships seen along the route. One can step... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We loved it and he thought it was okay. We enjoyed being outside of the train, seeing the boats in the canal and Lake Gatun. Bring a sweater if you stay inside the car as it is well air conditioned. , you should give this a shot.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We took the train from Panama to Colon after it was reccomended to us by our tour guide. The views are unique and the passenger car is spacious and comfortable. We had our tour guide drop us off at the station in Panama City and he was there waiting for us when we arrived in Colon. It is smart to... More

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We live here and took this train one day on an expat excursion. A lovely trip out to Colon. I really liked the interior of the cars, old world, green and brass and big windows to watch the landcape go by along forest and lake.

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Bullhead city
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice experience and a nice alternate view of the Panama Canal region. Train was lovely and cool. We had drinks and snacks and got a little information on the countryside. I would do it again with my grandkids or kids

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Durango, CO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

The train ride itself is fine and somewhat interesting. The cars, however, are extremely comfortable, which was a treat after a hot day seeing Gatun locks. I recommend Gatun over Miraflores due to the fewer crowds, and then taking the train back to Panama City.

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