Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum, Panama City

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.4/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
Learn about the history and the endeavor of building the Panama Canal at Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum, 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. Put Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum into our Panama City trip itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Panama City.
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  • This is the museum in Plaza Independencia in Casco Viejo, not the visitor center at the locks. Wonderful in-depth education about Panama City and Canal Zone. Spans from Pre-Colombian times to the tran...  read more »
  • Excellent historical review of the making of the Panama Canal. Starting with the failed try by the French in the 1850's to America's successful completion in 1914. 
  • As I mentioned in my opinion of the visit to the canal, this museum is part of this visit and recommend visiting it and listen to the stories of the guides. It is a short, relaxed, activity recommended for everyone.
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  • Extremely informative & appealing to the eye. A must see. Bit expensive (in my experience, $10 a person). Mostly Spanish, but there are some English translations. Would recommend.
  • You have to see it when you're in Panama City! Unfortunately most of the information is on Spanish only, but it's still worth it!
  • Great museum that covers the history of Panama and how the canal was built. A good way to spend the afternoon. $10 for admission and $3 for the English audio guide.
  • Very Intetesting, many artifacts and great if you love history. If you visit Panama City I recommend it..... did I meant ion the entrance is only about 3 dollars.
  • interesting place
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