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“Loved watching ships, do NOT go to restaurant upstairs”
Review of Panama Canal

Panama Canal
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Panama City Tour And The Canal
Ranked #1 of 174 things to do in Panama City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks.
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Loved watching ships, do NOT go to restaurant upstairs”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

The museum and theatre was worth the admission, and we enjoyed the show. However, the way our family of six was treated upstairs (RUDE! THREATENING!) horribly coloured our positive experience of the day. Gringos beware.

Visited November 2012
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Sugar Land, Texas
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“Panama Canal”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Having seen locks before I knew what to expect, however it is almost sinful not to visit the canal if in Panama. I was surprised the locks were as narrow as they are. I viewed the Miraflores lock and visitor center, but I think a better or additional choice would be to take a boat trip thru the locks(these are available) for the average person to get a better feel for how the system works.

Visited November 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Miraflores Locks Visitors Center”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Great view and great buffet at the restaurant. I highly recommend. Easy to pass by because of poor signage, but that is how Panama is.

Visited November 2012
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Punta Chame, Panama
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“Great building”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

One of the greatest human-made constructions. But, unfortunately, it's hard to access it except few touristic spots.

Visited October 2012
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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“Panama Canal”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

An awesome sight I was lucky enough to watch a cruise liner going through the Miraflores lock it was an amazing sight. Well worth reading the history of this canal to fully appreciate what has been acheived

Visited November 2012
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