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Address: | East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: (507) 276-8325
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Can't miss a visit to the Canal.

Easy Travel Panama organized our tour of the Miraflores Visitors Center so that we were there before for the crowds. The video and museum are very informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Lantana, Florida
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Lantana, Florida
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128 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Easy Travel Panama organized our tour of the Miraflores Visitors Center so that we were there before for the crowds. The video and museum are very informative.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This center is great - good video on the history of the canal, food available, good museum, platforms for viewing all the action in the locks...but bring your patience - it is a zoo of people!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at 8:30 am. The car gates are closed until around 8:50, when the taxi took us in to the ticket window for the Visitor center. The line at that time was around 20 people. We paid the $15/pp (credit card) and got to a position on the rail to see the ships. The ships were steady for the... More 

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Niles
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful place to begin your visit to Panama. It not only gives you the view of the locks but the museum gives an excellent and somewhat interactive history of the Canal. As noted by other reviewers, boats are not passing through continuously but if you are taking an actual tour on a boat this shouldn't be a... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While the view of the lock might not be as good as those at Gatum, the visitors center is well worth exploring. See the movie, tour all the floors of the center and watch the ships move through the lock. Well worth your time and money. We rode the double decker bus to the center. Had a great view of... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What an incredible place to visit! Nice visitors center. Lots of people and can be hard to see when ships are passing. Easy to get to by local bus from main bus ALbrook station. Note: boats go thru from opening around 8 until 10ish and then not again until like 2... So lunch hour isn't the best time to go... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

impressive to see the large ships with only a few inches to spare at both sides. Do also visit the museum inside as this gives useful history.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This center has lots of information about the canal history and operation. Don't miss some of the outdoor displays. There are two generations of mules parked outside that we learned about when we were on a tour boat in the locks. Mules are the little trains that keep the ships centered in the lock.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The movie was very informative- if you are into history or engineering you should totally not miss it.

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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to the Miraflores Visitor's Centre twice - once with friends and the other time with my family. It's hit and miss if you'll be able to see boats actually going through the locks, but when you get the chance to see them, they have a large observation deck specifically for viewing. The historical presentation is impressive, but the... More 

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