Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, Panama City

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Learn about the history and the endeavor of building the Panama Canal at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, which traces a timeline from its initial French beginnings to its completion by the U.S. and its eventual handover to Panama. Experience a captain's-eye view of the canal with the opportunity to sit on the bridge of a typical ship, and explore what life was like for the construction workers who built this major feat of engineering. The displays are in Spanish only, but you can pick up audio guides for a small charge. To visit Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama on your holiday in Panama City, and find out what else Panama City has to offer, use our Panama City day trip app .
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  • Do this first if you're doing a canal tour, great summary of the who/what/how of the canal. A little worn, but really well-done.  more »
  • This museum is impressive with several exhibits and my family found it very interesting. The only down side is that all information is in spanish language making it more challenging for a tourist who ...  more »
  • I'm sure this would have been very interesting but as everything was written in Spanish it became very difficult and time consuming to try and navigate so I got bored and left.  more »
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  • An amazing museum! They have high tech - multi-language tour headsets available for purchase. Each exhibit has a small button that you aim your device at and click to hear information about that section of history. Super cool exhibits that are 3D and realistic with actual artifacts and documents from hundreds of years of canal and Panamanian history. Allow at least 2 hours for this three story museum. Elevators and a top floor art display are added bonuses to this modern and delightful treasure.
  • If your interested in the history of Panama and the canal this is a good place to visit for a couple hours. We'll maintained and up to date descriptions. Mostly also in English. Photo exhibit of the people of Panama (I assume temporarily) on the top floor was really nice!
  • Comprehensive explanation of the canal, how it was built, as well as various political and cultural factors that influenced it's journey. Mostly in Spanish, with some explanations in English. However, there are audio headphones that will give explanations of the area you are in.
  • Amazing museum. Takes about 2 hours to go through it thoroughly. Not to be missed. Get the English audio guide if you don’t speak fluent Spanish. Not all of the exhibits have written translations.
  • Very detailed. Great history. Wish there was more English on the tour. Don't see why we should have to pay to hear the tour in English... Much simpler to read it.
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