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Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama
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Ranked #6 of 174 things to do in Panama City
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Owner description: Opened in 1997, this history museum chronicles the planning, construction and present-day operation of Panama's landmark canal.
Malaga, Spain
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice museum”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

A very nice display giving the background and history of the construction of the canal. Many intersting facts. But note that all texts are in Spanish even the you could get an english pocket guide.

Visited December 2012
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Barranquilla, Colombia
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“Historic Must”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

The Panama Canal is probably one of the most important enterprises of the last century. If you don't care about reading McCullough's " a Path between the Seas" , this is the place to get a glimpse of the heroic struggle to build the canal. You can find charts about the overwhelming quantities of work done, pictures of the job, biographies of the chief engineers, inventions due to the canal ....There is a good video on the work being done today on the canal expansion.

Visited July 2012
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nyc
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“Fine to visit if you are in the old city”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

The day in the old city was our favorite. Save this museum for when you need a break from the heat or rain. While we were there the Gaugin exhibit wasnup. The explanations arenin Spanosh, but still worth seeing.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Very helpful docent”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

I went to the Canal Museum thinking I would spend 30 minutes walking through the exhibit. About halfway though, I had some questions and one of the main docents, Juan S, came by to speak with me. He was incredibly knowledgeable and I ended up spending 2 hours speaking with him and he was kind enough to give me a personal tour of the museum and share information on a number of topics.

Visited December 2012
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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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“Fabulous museum, even though captions are ONLY in Spanish”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Yesterday my wife and I went to this museum located on the same square as the Cathedral in the old section of Panama City known as Casco Antiguo. The entrance fee is very cheap and truthfully, I could have spent all day there even though my Spanish is far from perfect and the captions of the exhibits are only in Spanish. There are literally hundreds of photos of the construction of the canal as well as of life in the Canal Zone in the first part of the 20th Century. As a special bonus, currently and until March 10, there is an interesting exhibition of artwork by Paul Gaughin inclucing oil paintings, sculpture and drawings documenting the short visit (2 weeks) that he paid to Panama in the 1880's, well before the construction of the canal. If you are interested in construction, old photos, or the canal itself, don't miss this museum, which is housed in a terrific old building which is in itself worth the visit.

Visited December 2012
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