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Miraflores Visitor Center

| East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Panama
+507 276-8325
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| East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City, Panama
+507 276-8325
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Worth waiting to see the entire process of how the locks work as a ship pass through. It’s an ingenious idea of its time. A must visit when in Panama

Thank Aik Lam K
Reviewed 3 days ago

The video on the history, the shop, the museum are all worth spending some time on. It's amazing how clean it all is, and the air conditioning is fantastic!!! :)

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very helpful staff who speak fluent English. We asked them lost of questions before buying tickets and they were more than happy to answer them. Tour guides offered the choice of a tour but openly said that we are under no pressure to do so....More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This wonderful facility allows you the opportunity to understand the history and working of the locks on the Panama Canal. There is a nice mix of interactive and static displays with signage in English and Spanish. The highlight of course is watching massive ships use...More

Thank Berjalanan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visitor center is very interesting, you can watch ships to pass, watch a movie about history of the canal and see exhibitions including simulators

Thank Nikola J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spread over multiple floors, either accessed by stairs or elevator, you can follow the canal's history. There are several display areas that explain in detail how man dealt with ongoing pestilence, meeting the challenge of removing earth and rock for the Gaillard Cut to pass...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the Subway and Miraflores Bus to the Panama Canal for less than a buck, $15 to see the Miraflores Locks, 10 minute video then Exhibits. Very enlightening and impressive, Bravo Panama. People ... please do not stop at the top of the escalator.

Thank FrontRoow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't miss it. Make sure you come early at 9 am to see the ships go through the locks (or later in the afternoon). I found myself absolutely fastinated watching the whole process. Could have stayed for hours....

Thank GermanTraveller2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit to Panama is incomplete without a visit to the Panama Canal, and the Miraflores Lock Visitor Centre is probably the best place to watch the passage of boats through the canal. The Miraflores locks are the most famous of the locks and have...More

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to take an up-close look at the Panama Canal and learn learn about its incredible history. Plan to spend 2-3 hours and go in the morning to see a ship go through the canal.

Thank DJLee2014
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Ruddiger77 | Reviewed this property |
Yes parking is free
26 June 2017|
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Response from Chris R | Reviewed this property |
You should probably try and call, when I went I say no boats. I was told by the locals around 3pm is a good time.
19 April 2017|
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Response from Pablo-finco | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, but I really don't think so!