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

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What a great way to see the locks up close and personal. We did this as part of a tour so I do not know exact cost to get in. We got to see many ships going through the 3 Gatun... read more

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great way to see the locks up close and personal. We did this as part of a tour so I do not know exact cost to get in. We got to see many ships going through the 3 Gatun locks. They have WiFi for a bonus! They have a staff member giving information on the locks! A must... More 

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Salida, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We hired a city day tour and this was one of the lengthier stops. He knew enough to be there when it opened as this place got REALLY crowded fast. So we had several pleasant minutes watching from the 4th floor deck as ships passed through. I thought the coolest thing about the museum was the simulated bridge where you... More 

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kingston jamaica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was great to see the locks in person, guides were helpful not has close up as Gatun but great anyway

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Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are going on a canal trip you will benefit from seeing the locks from above and on dry land. It is quite an amazing site and the movie is really good.

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Chilliwack, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took a tour to the centre and were told to start on the 4th floor to view the ships from the observation floor. Moved down to the main floor where we watched the English version of a film on the history which runs on the hour. Went into the museum but found it continued up to the second floor and... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I go to the Miraflores locks everytime I get the chance, is always impressive. The museum is really nice and eductaional, and the restaurant is a great place to eat while wahtching the process although the foos is not impressive.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent displays of the locks/canal that were educational and provided a great history of the canal. The fourth floor observation deck is enormous with prime views of the locks in action however it was very crowded when I first arrived with many big tour groups there at once. This meant that viewing was 4-5 people deep which lead to lots... More 

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Humble, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great visit, great experience. Brought the little ones (1.5y and 4y) and they loved it. There is a 4th floor covered observation deck, which is great. You are right next to and above the Miraflores locks (2 lanes), and in the middle distance you can see a ship going through the new third lane (wider) if it is being used.... More 

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Greenwich, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We got there about 2 PM saw four ships pass one behind they other. There were alot people but it was not bad .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've visited the visitors' center with a group of 20 individuals. The beauty of the center is that it is located immediately adjacent to the locks and affords a fantastic opportunity to see and understand the operation of the locks. It is also a good site for photographers.

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