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Miraflores Visitor Center: Tours & Tickets

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If you go to Panama it goes without saying that a visit to the Panama Canal should be at the top of your "to do" list. It is an amazing place to visit and to watch these huge ships traverse the canal, which lifts ships...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mrs-K-albany
Reviewed 2 days ago

The building has been nicely renovated. You can view the ships going by while having wine or beer. Make sure to get a good spot early afternoon. Very nice gift shop.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank AleliMiami1
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is an outstanding place to visit and see the canal operations. The displays are well put together, and it has A/C!!!!!

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Emilio B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The French started the works in 1881, but the concept of a sea-level canal proved unworkable. Americans started a new phase in 1904 and succeeded by the time of the start of World War I. The cost in human lives, injuries and disease dwarfed the...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Reslysten54
Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived about 30 minutes before close. We would have had to pay full price. Restaurant was already closed and you could pretty much see the canal and goings on from the upper parking lot for free. Traffic was bad getting here.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jamie V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The museum is very small, but we had a great view of the Mira Flores locks and commentary on what was happening. I would recommend doing the cruise instead as the visitors' center may be pricey for a family.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank pamd927
Reviewed 6 days ago

Watch the movie. Wait for ships to cross and see the museum. Well worth it even if you, like me, are not engineering savy.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank dante i
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast watching a french cargo ship crossing the canal. Amazing experience, the visitor center has great infrastructure.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

IMAX movie on the canal was great. Kept my kids interested. Also learned many things I did not on canal. Try to see before walking over to Canal museum. New facility, snack bar, coffee, popcorn for movie! There is also a restaurant inside museum area....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Alyssa5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best part of this is how close to the city these locks are. You can easily get there via public transportation as many have noted. Or a really cheap Uber ride, which many have also noted. They do have notes placed at the ticket...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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9 October 2019|
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Response from TicoLee | Reviewed this property |
IMAX movie ($10) is interesting too and takes about 35 minutes
24 January 2019|
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Response from jamesleewai | Reviewed this property |
Before 12 noon and after 2pm.
11 February 2018|
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Response from silverbullet100 | Reviewed this property |
I find your question a little confusing ??do you want to go to the visitors center and see the Mira Flores locks and also experience the ride thru the locks and canal. I was only there once but we used the hop on /off... More