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Summit Botanical Gardens

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Soberania National Park, Panama City, Panama
+507 6452-6226
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Some animals desperately need new quarters; some animal enclosures were ok

We visited to see the botanical gardens and there are plants with identification signage throughout... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
GiselaZD
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Wisconsin
Peaceful and informative.

A local friend brought me to this place especially to see the harpy eagle, national bird of Panamá... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2017
schartwig
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Culver City, California
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Featuring a small zoo and paved trails, this tropical botanical garden features Panama's national bird, the Harpy Eagle.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good39%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“harpy eagle” (24 reviews)
“national bird” (6 reviews)
“local animals” (6 reviews)
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Soberania National Park, Panama City, Panama
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"mountain lion"
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"zoo"
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"trees"
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"enclosures"
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"ocelot"
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

We visited to see the botanical gardens and there are plants with identification signage throughout the park. The park is clean and pleasant to walk through. There are some food vendors. The park also has a number of native animal species on display. Some cages...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

A local friend brought me to this place especially to see the harpy eagle, national bird of Panamá. (“The harpies of the shore shall pluck the eagle of the sea.”) The fauna here are all rescues. On the way to the harpy eagle exhibit were...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Could be a great place, but needs some improvements. the place is dirty, run down and shabby. Sad to see.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Summit is a nice park famous for the "Aguila Arpia" that is the national bird (an eagle). There aren't many animals, but the park is well maintained, allows picnic and celebrations. Due consider that it gets pretty full on sundays and parking is a challenge.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

It is an attractive park, and it is well managed. The are so many different varieties of birds and butterflies. They have indigenous eagles, parrots, tapirs, and other animals.

Thank Knight0323
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Looking for the good points, a lovely green area in the city. Enjoyed a shady walkabout studying the plants of the area. Lots of birds and butterflies so we had an enjoyable time browsing, walking , sitting. We took a brief look at the animals...More

1  Thank Allgoodthyngs
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Good to take your kids on a Sunday picnic and allow them run free in the park, to see some animals, and play in the playground.

Thank kerycruz
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

The botanical gardens are amazing. So many interesting species. The animals are housed in very unattractive conditions and are very limited.

2  Thank MikeHep
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

If you want to see some local animals this is the place to go. There are some few animals left. Tapir, Local Monkeys, Tucan. There is very nice observatory of the Arpia Eagle, Panamanian National Bird. Nice place to have a picnic.

Thank Eskivelito
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We booked a visit to the park as part of a tour. What an incredible waste of time and money. The park is run down and the animals look sad and depressed, crammed into tiny cages. Don’t waste your time on a visit – go...More

1  Thank GretchenNYC01
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Hours 08:00-17:00 You can Google panamatours or Summit Botanical Gardens for more info.
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