The Panama Canal is one of the most impressive engineering feats in the world. It extends from Panama City on the Pacific Ocean to Colon on the Caribbean Sea.

More than 14,000 ships pass through the Panama Canal annually. Agua Clara Visitor’s Center in Colon offers a panoramic view and guests can enjoy a tour of this modern engineering work.

The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty, signed in 1903, granted the United States exclusive and permanent possession of the Canal Zone. More information is here.