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Miraflores Locks Visitor Center

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Address: Canalside, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: (507) 276-8325
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Check the times of ships passing thru as there are times when nothing is going on making the trip less interesting. Also come early enough so you can enjoy several ships going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Check the times of ships passing thru as there are times when nothing is going on making the trip less interesting. Also come early enough so you can enjoy several ships going thru the locks before the visitors center closes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Miraflores Locks a couple of times over the years and still enjoy going and watching a ship go through the locks. If you get a chance to do a transit on a ship do it. I still suggest you take the time to visit the locks after a full transit. On this visit my son made... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We saw several ships pass through the lock process making their transition through the Panama Canal. It was really amazing to watch the entire process. You have to wave to the crew because it is exciting to them as well. The museum is also very interesting. Take your time going through. There is wonderful history there. The movie was terrible.... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A very informative visitors centers with a nice exhibition hall, and an excellent view of the locks. You can stay at the observation center and watch the ships pass through the canal. But be warned, it can be very busy and ships pass through very slow. If you are not very tall and want a good view, you might have... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

we took a trolley tour up, had a private tour because they did not have other bookings, our guide was very informative, we saw 2 ships come through the Loch, a container ship and a cargo ship with flammables,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Everything you ever wanted to know about the canal in a self guided tour. Definitely a place to visit while in Panama. Cost is $15, small gift shop.

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I grew up in Panama so the Miraflores Locks was a annual school visit since first grade or so. Anytime I get to visit the sight brings back childhood memories. As an adult, I am still amaze by the level of engineering of the canal. Go early to avoid the crowds and at least watch one ship go through the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed. Memorable for the entire family. Adds a nice variety to the rest of the sights. Be sure to go!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

So many people have already written how great this must see in Panama is. And they are right, of course. Therefore I'd like to give you some idea how to get there with the public transportation instead. 1) Get a Sistema Integrado or PrePaid-Tranportation card (USD 5.- is enough) from a electronic ticket-vending-maschine. They can be found in every metro-station.... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The Visitor Center at the Miraflores Locks gives the visitor an excellent idea of how the Canal was built which in turn lets you appreciate just what a marvel it really is. Be sure to go through the exhibits on the way up to the observation platform. And then, spend time watching a couple of ships transit the locks. It's... More 

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Address: Canalside, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: (507) 276-8325
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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