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Review of Panama Canal

Panama Canal
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$105.99*
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Panama City Tour And The Canal
Ranked #1 of 126 things to do in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed July 23, 2013

With no expectations, we took a tour of the locks. The kids loved it, my husband loved it and I loved it! Not only were the four floors of interactive information interesting and fun for everyone, we were able to watch, at our leisure, the ships going through. Best to do the museum part first, then the observation deck. That way, you get the background and "how it's done" first, then can see how the locks operate.

Thank GiddyUpAndGoodToGo
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

I did not know what to expect and was surprised at how great the tour was! I found it interesting and was surprised that ther was so MUCH to see!

Thank LAN1130
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

If you are in Panama, don´t miss the trip to the locks, you can ask if there is a big cargo ship crossing, is awesome to see that operation...

Thank Juan_A555
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Great to see how the panamenians run this canal. I was lucky to see a diverse set of ships go through the canal. Loved every piece of it. I would not recommend doing the museum as seeing the ships yourself is the best experience ever!

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We enjoyed all the activity of ships and boats on the canal, day and night. We learned something new at each visitor's center and on the partial transit.

Thank kkbtraveler
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