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Address: Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 272-3165
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this...

Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks.

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Good place to get familiar with history

Had a tour to phis place in April. Was in Miraflores center and museum. Nice opportunity to see and estimate how the whole process looks like, get familiar with the history of the... read more

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Miami Beach, Florida
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92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a tour to phis place in April. Was in Miraflores center and museum. Nice opportunity to see and estimate how the whole process looks like, get familiar with the history of the canal. I liked everything, but the price of $15 looks a little high, especially when the locals pay 5-7 times less :)

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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723 reviews
362 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A truly remarkable man made wonder. Just plan on taking several days to incorporate this attraction into your tour of Panama. To view the new locks and see the museum, and truly experience the canal, takes some time. But it is worth the effort!

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Something very impressive, the majesty of the place, the prices are cheap, they have to know, not going is like not knowing Panama

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Thank mspinelli218
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the wait to see,this marvel of engineering and construction,was awesome to see in action.The container ship we watch go through the lock,was I must say pretty cool

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Los Angeles, California
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I went later in the day to avoid all the crowds. We sat outside on the deck with a couple of drinks and watched a ship pass through. The museum was even better. The staff was incredibly nice and helpful.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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46 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Use the Uber app to get there, it is easy. If you want to visit the Biomuseo, you can buy both tickets for a reduced price in Miraflores. The museum is interesting, and there is also an 11 minutes presentation inside a cinema.

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Reno, Nevada
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89 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Panama Canal is a 100 year old historical engineering masterpiece, and if you have never been through a locks system it is a memorable experience. However, it can be very long day, as the tour boats has low priority going through the locks, and you may wait hours for availability of a Panama Canal Pilot (which is required for all... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place where you can see how people used to live 100 years ago in panama nice place for a walk under the sun or to catch the sunset

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I love the Gatun Lake, because this lake divided into two sections. a loer and uppler levels. Lower level has no steps and upper levels has over 90 steps. It was beautiful ride.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cruise with friends - 20 people, very active senior citizens. Sailed to Panama Canal on the Norweigan Pearl. Port stops: Aruba, Costa Rica, Carthagena, Panama Canal, Colon. Free Form cruise allowed us to personally plan our activities and meal times. We also benefited by buying the Meal and Drink packages. The Buffet food was delicious with a large variety of... More 

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