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Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama

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Address: Avenida Central | Plaza de la Independencia. San Felipe, Panama City 0816, Panama
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction...

Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction and present-day operation of Panama's landmark canal.

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Pacific Side Panama Tour Canal

Obviously worth a visit - Canal is a true engineering feat. That said, the visitor center on the Atlantic side is better when it comes to understanding how the Panamanians are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Obviously worth a visit - Canal is a true engineering feat. That said, the visitor center on the Atlantic side is better when it comes to understanding how the Panamanians are running the canal. Mireflores lock is very impressive and the engines moving the ships back and forth are amazing. One plus side to this museum are the wild life... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You get the history, the engineering amazingness, and the sheer pleasure of watching vessels both large (some really large) and small (some really small) going through. This museum is informative and fun.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice museum to visit if you are not familiar with the history of the canal and its operation. The museum spans the four floors of the Miraflores visitor center. Some of the displays are interactive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful visit that explains well the working of the docks of the Panama Canal. There is also a nice immense balcony where you can watch the ships in the Canal pulled By special trains. Also a nice museum about the fauna and flora of Panama. Complementary Of the Biomuseo in Amador causeway. Needs to be seen when in Panama

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and well run museum. It's not free but worth the money. Great addition to visiting the canal by boat to round up the experience.

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Treasure Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned a lot by stopping at the Museo del Canal. It explained a lot to me and my wife. You have to pay but I feel its worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must get the English audio only another 3 USD. Makes it a great museum. Especially if you've been or going to the canal. Allow us some time though as it's comprehensive

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Wolfville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is one of the better small museums we have been to. It is narrow and focused by its nature (a single subject: the Canal) but it is very in depth with great displays. The signage could be improved a bit but as we were there with a guide (thanks Sean from Tu Chofer) it was not an issue... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful building and exhibits but all the detail was in Spanish so only got about half the value of what could have be special. Attendant failed to tell us that here were translator headsets for rent and didn't find out until we were almost done with the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are into the history of the Canal, this museum is a must! Multiple floors of superb exhibits relating to different subjects pertaining to the history of the Canal. You can have one of those devices that allow you to punch in the number in front of the exhibit and then you get an English explanation.... Super!

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