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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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Fun on the sun

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 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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Reviewed 2 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 2 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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San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum and viewing. The video was disappointing as it didn't explain the engineering or design, only a very pro-Panama message.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were simply amazed at what it takes to get a ship through the canal locks. Can you picture using 7 million gallons of water for each ship going through? Be sure and take a tour over to the new locks, because they are an entirely different operation from the older locks.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't miss this in your trip! It has a very interesting story and development throughout the years. Personally it brought me back memories from when I was a teen studying world history. Glad I made my way there. Did not use a tour. I just took an uber from my hotel & then pay for the movie & museum which... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonder of the world a must see highest recomendation and we did the Panama canal railway trip which was open glass top thru the jungle also worth doing

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San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Traveling through the canal was a major highlight of my Caravan Tour of Panama. It was explained in detail as we traveled through the locks. I did not realize I had so many misconceptions about the canal until I actually visited.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the highlight of our holiday for my husband. And I was surprised how much I enjoyed it too ! Seeing huge ships being escorted through the canal from just a few feet away when they are only a couple of feet awayfrom the sides of the canal. An amazing feat of engineering. Ticked off our list !

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Santa Clara, Panama
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stay for lunch it is surprisingly good for a tourist attraction - see the movie in Miaflores Visitors Centre and do the museum = spoiler alert - they have some HUGE bugs on display

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