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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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Panama City Tour And The Canal
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Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour
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Panama City's Top Tour

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The museum was very well done . Lots of info with interactive displays. the observation deck up top was a really good way to see the ships.

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George V
Drayton, ON
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Drayton, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum was very well done . Lots of info with interactive displays. the observation deck up top was a really good way to see the ships.

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Took an uber here. Entrance was $15 for foreigners. There's a viewing site for the ships going through the canals. It's a long standing wait, but eventually a ship would pass through. There's a lot of people there but you'll get to see the locks. There's also a three story museum and a 10 minute film. There are two restaurants,... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well the locals have done a great job in making this the must see sight ... Please check out the 4 level museum and the cinema show ... very good. You must get there early though to see the ships head north ... other wise its a wasted trip ...

Playa Coronado, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to the Miraflores visitor center many times and every time I take a visitor, It always amazes me. Starting with the 3D movie to the 4 floor museum and ending at the top observation deck, everyone comes away thrilled. The story is played out in a fine timeline that takes you from the early days of the... More 

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Paradise Point, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't take a tour to go to the locks. You can get in for just $12 pp, or if you are lucky enough to be a local $3. Either ticket gets you everywhere. The viewing deck where you can watch ships moving majestically through, watch the locks fill or empty, the gates open and close, is an excellent high vantage... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The information is the highlight as there is a lot of interesting information to take in before you reach the observation deck. Watching the ships go through the locks is very cool. Cost is $15 to enter and closes at 5pm

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Henrietta, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The visitors center was okay but I felt that they could have done a better job with the exhibits. They did give lots of history though and they showed a very informative video. You have to know what time to go to see the video so that you can hear it in the language that you understand.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Some how we timed our taxi perfectly... despite traffic, we arrived right at 9 when the ticket counter opened. A little expensive for what it is but a def. must-do when in panama. Awesome bilingual live narration as ships passed through... watched multiple ships including a cruise ship cross towards the Atlantic within just a couple hours. Video was informative... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent place to get a birds eye view how the Panama Canal lock system works. The initial video was very informative and the museum is also very educational. The upper deck offers the ability to see ships passing through both from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. We spent 2... More 

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McLennan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A Movie shows the history of the canal as well as 4 levels of museum, with hands on displays. Great narration when the ships are ready to travel thru the canal.

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