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Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum

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Address: Av Central - Plaza de la independencia, Panama City 0816, Panama
Phone Number: +507 211-1649
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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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The Miraflores Center is the first of the two viewing centers for viewing the canal system in Panama. It offers a good photo opportunity and the traversing process is available by... read more

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

The Miraflores Center is the first of the two viewing centers for viewing the canal system in Panama. It offers a good photo opportunity and the traversing process is available by a time "speed-up" of the entire process through a simulation exhibit. this exhibit enables you to see the multi-hour procession just a matter of minutes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved the information imparted in this museum. Rent the audio tour because some of the displays are no in English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Immaculate and exhibits well presented. The history of the canal in detail. East to find and open at standard hours. Loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice museum in beautiful building during a walk around Casco Viejo. Rented the audio tour, which leaves out a lot of detail presented in Spanish, but sufficiently covers the Canal story and the displays. Provides the context of the slow and sometime painful transfer of the Zone to Panama.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is extremely informative. Unfortunately the details are not in English. Pay for the headphones and you will get a lot of the information you need. It is $10 plus $3 for your headset. It gives you all the history about the Canal you might need!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was SUPER fantastic. They have audio devices that explain much (but not all) of the information next to the displays. So many aspects of the Panama Canal the cnale zone and the many countries involved. I can’t recommend this place enough!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting museum. Illustrates and explains the principle of the Panama Canal. Describes the stages of construction with detailed explanations

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I only know of one Canal that connects the Atlantic to the Pacific and it is the Panama Canal. This museum is very informative of the history, maintaining and future of the Canal. There is an observation deck where you can watch the ships go through the old and or the new Canal locks. The museum spreads over four floors... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking forward to visiting this museum but left feeling disappointed. Most of the exhibits are in Spanish, which is perfectly understandable given that is the local language, but it made it quite a limiting experience for us. We made aware of the headphone translation service on offer, but in any case most of the exhibits were static and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We took in the museum during one of our days is Casco Viejo. Really good museum, and easy to walk through. I highly recommend getting the english translation headphones if you don't speak spanish. We took in the museum before going to Mariflores locks, and I'm glad we did. Very informative.

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