Probably best spot to watch ships gp thru the locks of the canal and learn how it works. A most do if in Panama. Lots info and history.
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As you'd expect in this age of heightened security, you aren't allowed to get too close to the locks or the canal itself. But this visitor center was so interesting I scarcely noticed. The models on display are incredibly well-made and well-cared for. It was...More
Miraflores Locks is a must see. The visitor center has multi-media exhibits telling the story of the original construction as well as the canal expansion recently completed by Panama. There is a short film and walk through exhibits. Also you can go outside and watch...More
We got lucky and saw a cruise ship pass thru. It is amazing to watch. The guide explained everything to us. Took us to everything in the visitor center.
Enjoy the visitor centre, its a lovely place to relax, have a coffee, see the views, the museum and commentary in the museum and of the locks is lovely. I bought souvenirs to mark my visit
Fantastic views from the top floor of the workings of the canal. Mesmerising. There is also a short movie alternating in Spanish and English. There are 4 floors of displays, a small gift shop, restaurant and coffee shop. Easily spend 2-3 hours. Be sure to...More
Be sure to visit early in the morning or late in the day. No boat traffice from about 10 until 2 each day. Must be seen when the ships are passing through the locks.