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“Something unique”
Review of Gatun Locks

Gatun Locks
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Chagres River Kayak Expedition From Panama City
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Colon
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“Something unique”
Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Its amazong the way this canal was built almost a 100 years ago and now they are building a new canal way bigger for the new ships

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“Closer to the canal look”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

You can get much closer to the canal with these locks and there are not so many people. You are also close to the Gatun Dam.

Visited March 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Very Interesting”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

Watching the big ships come through the locks. The lady announcer was excellent, we were very close to the locks.

Visited March 2013
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Spruce Grove, Canada
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“Interesting”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We spent 2 hours here watching a ship go through 1 lock, wish I would have watched on TV instead. An engineering marvel but very slow and time consuming to watch.

Visited January 2013
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Panama
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“Expansion of Gatún Locks”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

This visitor center is a worthwhile visit! It is a little bit difficult to find but if you follow the signs and ask around you will be rewarded. The Visitors' Center offers two videos, one about the history of the Canal and a second one about the Expansion Proyect. There is a viewpoint from which you get a great view over the current construction of the new set of locks which is impressive and overwhelming. You should plan your visit for a little less than one hour. A short walk through the rainforest completes the tour.

Visited February 2013
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