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Miraflores Visitor Center

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Address: | East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Panama
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+507 276-8325
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$130.00*
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Panama City Tour And The Canal
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Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour
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Great little museum

I sat outside eating an ice cream cone so that I could watch ships go through the locks. I then went through the crowded museum which is laid out over 4 floors. It is very well... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's one of the main attractions to do if visiting Panama City. Worth visiting to see it's size and scale and learn about the history, construction, etc. There is a 10 minute video and exhibition included in entry. To be honest though there isn't much to see especially for the $15 per person price tag. Also very busy with tourists.... More 

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I sat outside eating an ice cream cone so that I could watch ships go through the locks. I then went through the crowded museum which is laid out over 4 floors. It is very well done. After the museum, I indulged in another ice cream. It was really hot.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ticket price is $15 for adults and $10 for kids. You watch a movie (in English or Spanish) and see their exhibit (4 levels). It gives you a pretty good understanding of the history and how the canal works. There is a cafe with outdoor seating on ground level. We went on a Monday and the first ship arrived at... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to Miraflores Lock and found the Locks quite interesting. Go early if you want to watch ships go through the locks. Miraflores is located on the Pacific Ocean side 5 minutes from the Panama Canal Holiday Inn, and a $40 taxi ride from the airport (PTY). On the fourth floor, you can watch as the lock is filled with... More 

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Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Miraflores Locks visitor's center when we passed through the Canal in 2012. At the time, construction was proceeding furiously for the third lane expansion of the Panama Canal. Now that the expansion is complete, the Miraflores Visitor's Center has been completely update. However, there is still the wonder of going up to the 4th floor and watching... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To get there we got lucky and were able to negotiate a very cheap taxi but you can also use an Uber. Getting back is a bit more difficult as the drivers there are not so much willing to negotiate but it's possible. Very interesting experience. There is a small museum with the history of the Canal. Plus you can... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Informativa and nice visit at miraflores locks including the museum. Worth a visit to learn about the history of the canal. Å speaker tills you everything that is happening in the locks when a ship passes through. Pretty cool!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is for sure the most amazing engineering creation. It was a great experience to watch and learn from the Panama Canal. The museum it's fabulous, you can just keep going and it seems to have no end, the movie it's a must watch if you want to understand your visit. Hopefully you will be on time to see the... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see attraction if you really want to experience the Panama Canal. Very well laid out and well explained to get an understanding of the Canal. Plan to have several hours to make sure you can see the locks work. The ships do not move fast !

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very well put together museo of the canal construction and of the peoples that lived and died to build it(canal)

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