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Address: Colon, Panama
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The historic Panama Canal

I never knew how important this canal is to maritime trade. This connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Carolyn W
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Leesburg
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Leesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I never knew how important this canal is to maritime trade. This connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

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Lund
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don't book a tour because that's a ripoff. Do it yourself. Take the Metro from downtown to Albrook terminal, cost nothing. Then just go outside the terminal and take a cab to Station Corozal. Don't ask for the price. Just pretend you know it. Then at the station just hand the the driver 5$, that's enough. Then buy the ticket.... More 

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Bokeelia, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The Gatun Locks were in the final stages of expansion construction when we visited, so there was no visitor center to stop in. Though, looking at what was being built is impressive. Of all the locks, the Miraflores Visitor Center on the Pacific side has the best visitor center. They are all worth visiting. I highly recommend hiring a guide.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Pretty busy when we were there. Ship in progress transiting. Sight lines good be better. Bleacher seating and standing room. Get there ahead of crowds is my advice.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Have always wanted to come to the Panama Canal. It is amazing to watch the locks operate and remember that they were engineered over 100 years ago, and still are relevant.

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Carbonear, NL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

My husband and I travelled to the Gtatun Locks as part of an excursion via a cruise. We had always wanted to see and experience the wonders of the Locks and we indeed had that opportunity. There are quite a few steps to walk up to find your way to the highest point and bet view of the Locks in... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Its impressive to look at what they built. How it works and how important it is for global commerce. love to come back

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I have been through many locks in my travels but this one was special due to its history. We went up to the observation deck and saw two ships come through the locks. The place was built in 1913 and many people lost their lives building it. They are going through an expansion period as they are building another lock... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

Whatever you do, do not book a cruise that stops in Colon without going through the locks. They are superb. Our recommendation is to sail through one way and book a tour to watch your own ship coming back through them. The Canal Expansion Project is about to open to add further interest to this location. Superb!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

There is a reason why it is called threading the needle because these super-container vessels go through a canal with only 18 inches on either side guided by sticks and ropes. For a photographer there are great shots to be had. It takes s10 to 20 minutes to see the locks actually making something take place but with patience you... More 

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