Miraflores Locks Visitors Center

Deep-dive into the history, technology, and operations of the Panama Canal at the Miraflores Locks Visitors Center. From the observation deck, you will have the perfect vantage point of this manmade marvel.

  • Capture a special photo from the viewing platform
  • Understand the operations and technology of the Panama Canal
  • Learn about the Panama Canal’s history and importance
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration


  • Min. passengers


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  • Please note

    Comfortable and stable walking shoes and sun protection are recommended

The Panama Canal, a man-made waterway connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, is a marvel of human engineering. At the Miraflores Locks Visitors Center, you can observe massive vessels as they transit the canal and learn all about this special place. This educational experience will help you understand and appreciate your Panama Canal experience!

You will first drive through the former Panama Canal Zone, alongside the famous Panama Canal, on your way to the Miraflores Locks Visitors Center.

You will go to the observation deck to see the Miraflores Locks in operation, as huge vessels pass through them. This is a perfect place to capture a picture of the Panama Canal in action.

Afterwards, you will have the chance to go through the exhibit center, where you will learn about the history, technology, and importance of the Panama Canal. In addition, you’ll learn about the expansion of the canal, which took place between 2007 and 2016. See historical exhibits, interactive presentations, and models.

The Miraflores Locks Visitors Center is a highlight of any visit to Panama City and the Panama Canal. After this educational and interesting tour, drive back to the marina, where you will have an amazing view of the modern skyline of cosmopolitan Panama City.

Practical information:

  • Included: Private air-conditioned transportation, entrance fee to the Miraflores Locks, interpretive guide (German or English), water
  • Remarks: Comfortable and stable walking shoes and sun protection are recommended
  • Language: English/German
  • Walking information: Walking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes