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Panama Canal Railway

Address: Colon, Panama
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Ranked #7 of 14 Attractions in Colon
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

The railway drops you off in Colon which is not a good place to be. The people on the railroad try to get you off the train and out of the fenced compound asap. They don't want to hng around there either. Train ride was nice, leaving a 7:30 Panama City time and taking about an hour. They give you... More 

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Napa, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We took this tour while taking a Princess Cruise. The train is very clean the guide was very friendly and super funny, and talked to everybody on board and explained in detail what we were seeing. They have snacks, drinks and bathrooms on board. There is the dome car which we took and the regular cars. The dome cars are... More 

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Toronto, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We took the train from Colon to Panama City, and I must say I was disappointed. Yes the history of the railway is fascinating, but that's about it. Aside from the scenery at the beginning, there is not much to see on this train ride, mostly just trees. For the price, its not worth it.

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Lima, Peru
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This tour you need to do! You will learn so much and see stuff that probably you will never see anywhere else. Takes like 30 or 40 min to see everything, and stay to watch a boat (or cruise is you have time) pass thru the canal. Real nice to see!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We've all heard of the Panama Canal, but how many of us have heard of the Panama Canal Railway? I never had until I recently visited Panama. Of course, we sailed through the Canal on our cruise ship, but an equally interesting bonus of our trip was sightseeing the area aboard a train traveling through the nearby countryside. The cars... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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35 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We rode from Colon to Panama City and it was a beautiful trip. Had seats in the dome car but ended up on the observation deck most of the trip. Was fun to have the wind blowing on us and to see the views with no window blur. Sights along the way include marshes, jungle, the dredging, ships on the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We really enjoyed this short train trip. The trains old and lovely. Don't see that much of the canal, but the simple experience of being there was worth it. We also needed to be in Colon at its arrival time, so pleasure was mixed with need. A happy coincidence.

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Laurel, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was a nice train ride to the city of Colon. The train ends in a parking lot. There is not much around. We had a driver pick us up because the train back did not leave until late afternoon. You need to have transportation or take taxi once in Colon. Overall it was a relaxing morning on the train... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a brilliant scenic trip but the Colon area is very unsafe for tourists. I recommend you go as a group and do not display anything of value. Absolutely go during the day and if you can take a tour group with guide. The train trip once underway is quite spectacular and rewarding.

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Miami, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very fun, scenic, and comfortable train ride along the Panama Canal, Gatun Lake, Colon, and various small towns. You can sit in a comfortable club car and get drinks and snacks. Very very scenic and only 1 hour 15 minutes.

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