Observation Centre Canal Expansion, Colon

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  • A must see experience especially if you are there when a ship passes through. Shady viewing area, restaurant, d ack bar, announcements on English and Spanish, separate movie in English and Spanish, na...  more »
  • Newly opened and really a nice facility with plenty of outdoor viewing options to watch the huge ships traverse one set of locks. Hard to believe just how big these PanaMax freighter behemoths really ...  more »
  • Great place to enjoy and learn about the boats process and operation and construction of the canal. Excellent time.
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  • This place is amazing, the architecture is incredible. It is a great experience to be able to see how the new canal works and the cargoes are really impressive in size. The day we went there there's was the biggest cargo ever that has crossed the Colon lock coming from Tokyo, Japan. They will have to build another expansion soon! Looking forward to see it!
  • Great view, not much beyond that. We were lucky and got to see our cruise ship and family go through the lock. We saw some monkeys on the little walk through the jungle.
  • Is a nicely newly built attraction to showcase the expansion of the Panama Canal. This viewing platform will only allow you to see the new channel and they maneuver the ships via tugboats whereas the original where they use train engines to do so. Is interesting and worth your visit. Through out the visit there are speeches prepared for tourist and explained what is happening as the ships make the crossing from one lock to the next. There is also a multimedia room with a documentary- i believe the price includes admission but did not partake as my visit was very brief.
  • This is a great place to view the canals at work! 🚢 It can be a little tough to understand exactly how it's working and what is going on and the video explains the history but not the mechanics. They give you a brochure but you might want to ask an attendant for more details or do a little research before coming. Also be sure to wear bug spray we saw some flying critters around the day we were there!
  • Quite informative. The film was in English when we were there and the person outside doing a running commentary dud it in both English and Spanish
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