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Miraflores Visitor Center

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Address: | East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: (507) 276-8325
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$130*
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Panama City Tour And The Canal
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$120*
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Panama City's Top Tour
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Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour

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Amazing history

We got to see a tanker come through the Miraflores locks and it's a marvel, especially when you consider the technology is over 100 years old. There's a small museum, and a short... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We got to see a tanker come through the Miraflores locks and it's a marvel, especially when you consider the technology is over 100 years old. There's a small museum, and a short film (in English and Spanish). Take your time to appreciate the significance of this man-made wonder.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit and get to know how the canal was built and how it works. The movie lasts 15 minutes but its a must.

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Zaandam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

During our stay in Panama City we visited the Miraflores locks. It was a great experience to see the ships in the looks. The visitors centre was also very nice and informative. It as a pity that the screens in the command centre of the boat didn't work. But other than that it was a great experience. I can however... More 

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Rockville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the great engineering feats of the 20th century. An impressive example of human ingenuity. I was so taken aback by the scale of the locks that I forgot to take pictures. Just an amazing experience that I recommend to anybody that has the chance to be in Panama City. The new locks must be even more... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Take the elevator to the fourth floor as the view is the reason you arrived. Be sure to have fresh batteries prior to your visit as they don't sell them in the gift shop. The movie is a great respite from the heat. The vista of the original Panama Canal with the mega ship in the background will be one... More 

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Queenstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The canal, seeing it in action, the sheer size of it and the engineering phenom it is is worth the visit to Miraflores. But the visitor center is lacking hugely. The displays, while stunning are dark in the theater area. Lots of info videos weren't working. And like sooooo much in Panama, the 'gringo' price to enter vs. the 'Nationals'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

4 stars just because its the Panama Canal! We visited mid afternoon on the advice of our taxi driver/tour guide. That's when the ships start lining up to go through the locks. We saw the movie and the museum then went to the 4th level to view the ships. The ships' progress is very slow. The experience would have been... More 

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Thank mycle22
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Extremely interesting museum, and my group enjoyed a wonderful dinner and floor show. But the observation deck is where you want to spend some time. Watching ships pass through the Miraflores Locks is a sight to behold, especially at night. OMG. (Proviso: I was actually there in September 2014, but the calendar did not let me choose a date that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stop by the Visitor Center to view a movie about the history of the canal and learn how the locks work. Lots of interactive and hands on activity here as well as a gift shop.

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North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Mind boggling history about the building of this Canal and the many countries involved in doing so. The Visitor Center is orderly, not expensive $15.00 US for adults. There is narration of the canal locks as a ship is passing through. ADA accessible, clean restrooms. A small snack bar area on the main level, an expensive buffet $40.00 US is... More 

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