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Address: Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 272 3165
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this...

Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks.

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Engineering marvel that uses mother nature to help with the job

A palce to visit and ponder one of the engineering marvels of the early 1900's. It is important to first read about the building of the Panama Canal to understand the importance... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A palce to visit and ponder one of the engineering marvels of the early 1900's. It is important to first read about the building of the Panama Canal to understand the importance of the lake, how it was built and the key role it plays wit the operation of the Canal.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You get an insight of what it took to build the canal. It cost 15$ to get in. You get a good view over the canal from the top :)

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San Fernando, Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walk with your camera and binoculars! it is simply awesome the way this works and what a sight to see these huge ships manoeuvre their way to fit within the spaces without any accidents.

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Boat trip on the mythical canal. The experience consists in crossing two locks. The rhythm is slow, Panama style. Unforgettable.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We hired a driver and made our way out to the canal. We were able to walk right up to the window and purchase tickets. As we were entering the visitors area two or three buses were loading students, which cleared out the place. There were only a handful of visitors there while we visited, which made it nice because... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth every penny of the entrance fee. Quite the architectual feat. Amazing how the little vessel can guide a ship through the locks. It was amazing

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot come to Panama and not see the Canal. The design, the building process and the current daily running of it is fascinating. We watched a ship go through at the Miraflores Locks. An English translation of what was occurring was transmitted over the loud speaker. There is also a museum located here as well that shows how it... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The exhibits at the Miraflores Locks center are very well done and worth the $15 entrance fee. They include a simulator of a ship transmitting the canal. It's good for both adults and kids. If you have flexibility in your schedule, it would be worth finding out when a ship will be going through the locks. I'm sure that would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

just to say I've been to Panama Canal... As a girl, I didn't find it very exciting... Yeah it was a little romantic on the sunset..) But I think it was much more interesting for men, especially who like big ships and sailing... I've seen few couples around as well..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were on a cruise ship Jan, 2002. I was standing up front. The first thing you notice are a lot of different ships lining up to go up the river to the canal. Our ship lined up Then you see it, kind of. You see a cargo ship going up, then it disappears from view, your ship glides through... More 

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