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Observation Centre Canal Expansion

Cgatun calle jose bazan , contiguo lineas del tren | Margaita , Gatun, Colon 0301, Panama
+507 276-8325
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“nature trail” (2 reviews)
“gift shop” (2 reviews)
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Cgatun calle jose bazan , contiguo lineas del tren | Margaita , Gatun, Colon 0301, Panama
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+507 276-8325
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"nature trail"
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"gift shop"
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"observation area"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The viewing center is cool, but no one told us as we bought our $15 tickets at 10am that it would be 5 hours till the next boat came through, so we left and came back, so $60 in taxi rides and $30 in tickets...More

Thank Margaret S
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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

A must see experience especially if you are there when a ship passes through. Shady viewing area, restaurant, d ack bar, announcements on English and Spanish, separate movie in English and Spanish, nature trail, benches. Very comfortable and tourist friendly. $15 each, cash only

Thank mike w
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Newly opened and really a nice facility with plenty of outdoor viewing options to watch the huge ships traverse one set of locks. Hard to believe just how big these PanaMax freighter behemoths really are. And the new huge cruise ships are frighteningly big. And...More

1  Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Wonderful experience to see the gigantic cargo ships going through the new canal. Restaurant and restrooms readily available. There was also a 15 minute movie which alternatively ran in English and Spanish.

Thank tombob7
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Reviewed January 27, 2018

This is a nice place to take a break and watch a couple of ships go through the Canal. You really get a bird's eye view. They show a short video about the Canal and its history every half hour or so. You can view...More

Thank Sungron
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

Great observation area. We got here just in time to see a ship enter these new locks. you can also see the old lock from here. there is also an outdoor restaurant and a gift shop.

1  Thank David L
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

This viewing has various levels of viewing sites connected by swindon ribbon of concrete walkways which allow views from various points of view. There is an outdoor terrace restaurant with waiter service . A small theTreoffers avideopresentation of the canal history.

Thank Susan G
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

Observe the efficiency of the new larger set of locks from a modern observation deck with English and Spanish live narrations. Clean restrooms and a small snack & drink vendor are available. A short informative video is provided in English and Spanish every 30 minutes.

1  Thank devnprt1
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Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We grabbed a local taxi from the cruise port and he took us through the town on our way here.what an eye opener. The observation centre is $15 each to get in but well worth it.its all new and a brilliant way to see the...More

1  Thank david d
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Be there right when it opens at 9am or you might not get to see any ships go through, it is really interesting to see how they pull them through the canal

Thank Travelingfools0618
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