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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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What a wonderful trip!

The Panama Canal passage is one of my favorite trips! It is truly an engineering marvel from the past....now they are making it much larger to accommodate the bigger ships.. we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Auckland
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One cannot but be impressed with the Canal but it only can be really appreciated when you see a ship passing through the locks. This Information can be found online if you search and the nice lady at the visitors centre gave us a phone number to ring, so why are they so thick not to post that information on... More 

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Thank Chris B
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Panama Canal passage is one of my favorite trips! It is truly an engineering marvel from the past....now they are making it much larger to accommodate the bigger ships.. we have to go again!!

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Thank TinkerLayla
Panama City, Panama
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting and informative. We saw ships go through and learned much in the museum. The movie was in English and informative.

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Thank Becky F
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the experiences in the city of Panama is the wonderful view from the hight point to check the construction infrainstructural and monumental procces. Congratulation

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a little taken aback at first when we arrived and were asked for a $15 per person entry fee, but we quickly realised that it was worth every penny. The Panama Canal is an almost unrivalled feat of engineering and represents one of the most amazing accomplishments in recent history - and it has certainly changed the way... More 

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Thank TomGreed
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It is one of the best touristic attractions in Panama. One can see it in the Atlantic side as well as in the Pacific side. Excellent experience for the whole family!!!

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Thank Rajan P
Panama City, Panama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Panama Canal is an absolute "must" visit for any traveller. A unique experience and a marvel of engineering.

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Thank mallen200
Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You'll learn everything concerning the Panama Canal. This is an excellent place to spend the day. They have an interactive room were you can experience the crossing of the isthmus from one ocean to the another. It´s great !!

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New jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was sooo impressed with the museum, history and observing the ships go thru the locks. But I was more than impressed and excited when my cruise ship when tru and another big ship just a bit behind. I was able to observe from my balcony how the water would come up and down...nothing like it.

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Panama Canal is an amazing feat of technological brilliance. I am stunned, amazed, moved to tears. Absolutely overwhelming in its magnificence.

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