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Review of Panama Canal

Panama Canal
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Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise
Ranked #1 of 161 things to do in Panama City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Such a unique experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2012

I didn't know much about the Panama Canal before going to Panama. However, it is totally worth the visit when you go because it was such an impressive structure to experience. I was fascinated with learning about how they make it work and actually see the boats go through. Don't miss it when you go! And if you get the chance, take a tour boat that actually goes through a couple of the locks!

Visited July 2012
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“Really cool to see it up close”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

We spent a few hours at the Miraflores Locks but found the Gatun Locks vistor center to be a much more perssonal experience.

Visited August 2012
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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“Impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2012

I enjoyed this much more than I thought I would. It's quite impressive seeing the big ships pass through. I also spotted a crocodile in the water reservoir next to the Panama Canal on the way to the bus station.

Visited August 2012
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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“7 wonders of da worllllld”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2012

Its amazing how the locks works, great minds work on these locks 24/7. Great gift shop, movie about the Panama Canal History

Visited August 2012
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Mesa, Arizona
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“Caravan tours is the way to see them”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

We had such a wonderful trip on our 8 day tour, seeing the locks from both land and ship, it was so interesting and truly a wonder of the world.

Visited August 2012
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