Fodor's Expert Review Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center

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Not far from the Gatún Locks, this visitor center offers the best view of work on the new part of the Panama Canal. A video presentation provides an introduction to the canal's history and expansion, but the open-air observation area is the most interesting part, since it offers hilltop views of the work (when construction is complete, supposedly in 2016, this will become a good place to view the finished work). The facility has a playground and gift shop, as well as a pleasant, open-air restaurant operated by El Panamá hotel, which is open daily 12–4 for lunch (call 507–215–9927 for reservations). The restaurant offers great views of Gatún Lake.
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Rate Includes: $15, $10 for children ages 6–17, Daily 8–4

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