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Miraflores Visitor Center

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Address: | East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 276-8325
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US$130.00*
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Panama City Tour And The Canal
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US$100.00*
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Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour
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US$120.00*
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Panama City's Top Tour

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View of the locks and the lake

The second set of locks is operational and amazing to watch. Gatun Lake is quite spectacular and the views from the observation walkway are stunning. The 15 minute documentary is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The second set of locks is operational and amazing to watch. Gatun Lake is quite spectacular and the views from the observation walkway are stunning. The 15 minute documentary is a must and if you can, try to spot the sloths that live in the trees.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can't come to Panama and not stop by the Canal. It's a $15 entry for tourists, which feels a little steep, but ultimately worth it. There are several viewing decks that give a nice lookout over the locks, as well as a multi-floor museum. There is also an introductory video that gives a good history of the Canal itself.... More 

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Inetersting facilities, good view and nice museum; the movie could be better. The offer in the restaurant is far from attractive.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Here you can have a close up view of the canal operations while someone periodically makes announcements as to what is happening....

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Hutchinson, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved the history of the area. Hard to believe that the locks have withstood the test of time. Very busy area with lots of tour busses. The 10 minute video is a must see. Walking shoes and a camera are a must.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With the completion of the first line of the Panama City subway, it's real easy to take public transportation to Miraflores. Take the subway to the last stop, which is Albrook. Exit and go next door to the bus station. On one side of the bus station, there are numbered platforms. Don't go here. On the other side of the... More 

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seeing the Panama canal is a must when in Panama. The visitor center offers a unique viewing area to see how the canal works. I saw large ship go through. The museum is quite nice, in my opinion, much better than the Museo del Canal Interoceanico in the Old Town. Well worth the $15 price of admission.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

When I arrived early in the morning there were 6 other bus tours so the observation deck was packed. Buy your tickets from the bus tour and head straight to the 4th floor. It was informative but not as acceptional as the Gatun locks.

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Such history! Enjoyed the museum and the theatre! A must visit for sure! The engineering marvel, best way is to get an hop on hop off bus tour and include it plus their is 8 dollars entrance to get in!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did not realize that there was a separate item for Miraflores, so it was the subject of my review of the canal.

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