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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

There is a museum where you can understand the difficulties faced to build the Canal and the solutions taken.

Thank Giselle H
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very nice place to visit. Yes, it's quite expensive for just looking ($15 per person), but the museum and film are quite good (and very patriotic). Definitely check what time you visit. Ships usually only come by here early in the morning or late...More

Thank jeff78538
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very unique visitor center at a very unique site. The models in the museum are outstanding. The history of the canal build is exceptional. The view from the platform is awesome. I want to go back.

Thank Cherrylogwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Right in Panama City very easy to get to. They charge $15 per adult to get in. Stay away from tour companies as they overcharge and are expensive. Take a cab or uber about a $20 ride from most places in the city. Or rent...More

1  Thank Ruddiger77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place to see a history and a ship go through the locks but go early. I went using the red On/Off bus.

Thank Tcook8
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say but a fantastic experience watching our cruise ship go through the canal locks. Took some great pictures, and enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience.

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The center's deck looks directly into the Miraflores Locks. You can get lost in the motion and mechanics of ships moving into the locks, rising and moving on in the canal. The museum is detailed, interesting, informative and in English. Visit before you take a...More

Thank KONPortlandOR
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This famous place was built by the USA for Panama. It allows hundreds of ships to cross from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and vice versa. Saves these ships time, fuel and lots of money.

Thank B N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Miraflores Visitor Center offers a great history of the construction of the canal, a great restaurant - though VERY expensive - and a chance to view a ship lock through. Well worth the time and money.

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great experience I highly recommend that you be there before 9am when the ships come though the canal.

Thank Thomas B
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26 June 2017|
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!
18 January 2017|
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Response from Marlene S | Reviewed this property |
For non-residents it's $15.00 per person.