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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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USD 130.00*
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Panama City Tour And The Canal
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USD 100.00*
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Half Day Panama Canal, Amador Causeway and Old Town Tour
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USD 120.00*
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Panama City's Top Tour

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Miraflores Visitor Center

Excellent place to get a birds eye view how the Panama Canal lock system works. The initial video was very informative and the museum is also very educational. The upper deck... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent place to get a birds eye view how the Panama Canal lock system works. The initial video was very informative and the museum is also very educational. The upper deck offers the ability to see ships passing through both from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. We spent 2... More 

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McLennan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A Movie shows the history of the canal as well as 4 levels of museum, with hands on displays. Great narration when the ships are ready to travel thru the canal.

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Miraflores locks are a must do but only once... It's not extremely exciting but a visit to Panama has to include the Miraflores locks where you can see the huge containerships pass from the Pacific into the Chagres River

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Thank Marlinesk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must if you're traveling to Panama. The sight of the canal is amazing and if you're lucky enough, you get there when a big ship is crossing. There's someone explaining the whole process again and again, in English and Spanish so nobody misses detail. There's a really nice and broad museum where you learn all the canal's... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took our two kids and saw the entire thing. Loved it and was worth keeping the kids out of school for an entire extra week!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Watching the ships go through the canal from the fourth floor is great but the Museum is a must see.

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Springville, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is kind of a must see stop in Panama as this is what makes the county....however I will admit it does only need to be an hour stop. There is a good visitors center and you can take in a lot of history in a short amount of time, you do need to wait to make sure you see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for viewing the lock at work. The visitor center is just great and the movie very informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Miraflores has been the perfect place to view the ships coming thru the Panama Canal. Just amazing to watch. But one caveat; Miraflores only offers views of the original canal. Lots of people are now heading to Colon to get a glimpse on the second canal,

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spending time in Panama, everybody has to visit the panama canal. The visitor centre is not so amazing and for that what it offers I find it too expensive. The museum is OK but not so large.

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