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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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$85*
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Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour

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Visit to one of the unbelievable engineering feats of mankind.

Very interesting and educating of how this engineering feat was carried out. It cost a lot of Jamaicans their lives from yellow fever and malaria. Had lunch in the restaurant on... read more

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very interesting and educating of how this engineering feat was carried out. It cost a lot of Jamaicans their lives from yellow fever and malaria. Had lunch in the restaurant on the 3rd level where we watched two loaded ships make the trip across that section of the Canal. The price was ultra expensive for a buffet lunch. Food was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the center recently on a weekday. Although it was very busy, there was lots of space to the exhibition and it never felt crowded. There was an exhibit that spanned several floors of the building to show and describe the history of the Canal as well as the building process. The second floor was closed for renovation, so... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good place to visit the famous Panama canal! i probably would have given it a higher rating if i did not wait that long to see a ship cross. my advice go early in the morning before 10AM or at 1PM. 11AM to 1PM is lunch time and you will just wait around.

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Peoria, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Paid $12 for a taxi ride from our hotel near Multicentro mall. $15 per person to get into the building. Locals pay way less. Nicely appointed 5 story building with an elevator, air conditioned, theater, and museum displays on all floors. There are restaurants on the 2nd and 4th floors. Sometimes they're booked with private affairs. The buffet on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure to get a uber here $5-$15. Make sure to double check when ships are coming in, they have a schedule when ships will pass. We didn't and had to wait 3 hrs to see the process of the Panama Canal. Very clean, 4 floors, restaurant is $42/per person for the buffet. Admission is $15 for non residents. Make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Totally have to go. Great overview of the locks and how the canal works. Frankly, i think better than being on a boat.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Guess there is nobody coming to Panama City without coming to this place. Be sure to arrive not later than 9am because of the ships passing by. 3D movie ok, museum crowded. Tried to take the Bus from Albrook Mall but it didnt work out. So we took a taxi.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you find out the times the ships go through. We went in the afternoon and they began going south at 1pm. I believe but not sure they go north in the AM. Be sure to check. It is so worth it to see the big ships and little tiny yachts going through at the same time (in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's really interesting to see a ship go through this set of locks. For that it's worth going to. The museum and movie on the other hand were nothing special. I would do both, but overall don't expect to spend more than an hour or so here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Miraflores; the engineering marvel linking the Pacific with the Atlantic. The visitor experience is basic but informative, comprising a 3D presentation of the history of the locks and of the future. Outside, there are refreshment vendors and a viewing terrace with seats under cover from the heat and sun to view the passing ships... if you are lucky. On my... More 

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