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“One of those have to see places.”

Miraflores Visitor Center
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$130.00*
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Panama City Tour And The Canal
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$120.00*
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Panama City's Top Tour
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$100.00*
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Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour
Ranked #3 of 181 things to do in Panama City
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

It's the Panama Canal! What else is there to say about a place I have wanted to see since fifth grade geography. Simply fascinating to see up close and in person. If you have time to see one thing in Panama this would definitely be the place.

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

Really appreciated getting all the background and information that made the canal so much more than just some water. Cool background and engineering information and a great view of the activity in the canal

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Reviewed May 23, 2013

The intro 3-D film followed by the escalators to each level provided a museum experience that answers your curiosity about the Panama - terrific exhibits at the 4th level - you can sit in a simulated control tower then venture out on the 4th floor observation deck to see the tugs accompany the ship through the locks. It takes 15 minutes to lift the water level. Allow 3 hours.

Thank Betty D
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

There was nothing I didn't like about Miraflors Locks, though one does get a closer view at the Gutan locks towards the Atlantic side. The Miraflors had wifi and I could share pictures right from the site.

Thank Sally47
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

We went there thinking "We had to visit this". After all, you're in Panama, you gotta see the Canal, right?

It turned out to be quite a nice experience. Take a look at the museum, then go up and see the boats pass thru the canal. On the day we visited, a narrator with a microphone made things all the more interesting, even asking us to cheer the canal employees. He made things more entertaining as we waited for the boats to pass thru.

Thank EOMC
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