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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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A wonderful place to go back in history

It is just fantastic to see and hear all the amazing story behind that marvelous construction. It is a matter of culture general.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is just fantastic to see and hear all the amazing story behind that marvelous construction. It is a matter of culture general.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to learn the history of the canal,and how the canal works. Great viewing platforms. Absolutely worth the visit.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is really nicely mapped out to give visitors an overview of the progression of the canal. The wall murals and maps were really a nice added touch. There was also a short film that gave a summary of the functionality and dimensions of the canal. I really enjoyed the creative display. It was an honor to see all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of this canal is amazing. I am from the Caribbean and the experience really made me appreciate the importance of this link - the Atlantic / Pacific Oceans and the benefits to so many people in South America. What great vision, foresight of those who started years before. no doubt,with personal sacrifices,pursuit of dreams and visions. A must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has many things to learn about its history, a short movie about it and also this interesting thing showing at the picture. It is a simulator like you are in the boat and approaching the canal. I really enjoy it! When you visit many places and has kids ask about a discount, under 12 there is a lot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small museum has a wonderful 10 minute film about the construction of the Canal. Very informative. Then you can go through 3 stories of well designed and explicative exhibitions of the Canal. What I liked best was a simulation from the Captain's deck of a speeded-up journey through the canal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum gives a good impression of just what was involved in creating this incredible civil engineering wonder. The time lapze video through the canal was very well done.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two hours here which was about right. It helps to be able to read at least some Spanish, but we were very glad we rented English-language headsets. The history of Panama and the canal were really interesting. Definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

The headphones made it possible for me to hear about the displays in English, and I spent nearly three hours inside the museum. Some exhibits were being refurbished, but that in no way detracted from my enjoyment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellant display of Canal history. Only wish more of captions were also in english. Very worth the time and cost.

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