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Angel Island Immigration Station

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Address: San Francisco, CA
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Historic station, designed to limit the number of Asian peoples entering...

Historic station, designed to limit the number of Asian peoples entering California.

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Walking to the immigration station was really worth the effort. The view is magnificent, we walked along the bike route / normal road on the way there, and took the steps back... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2016
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Rockford, Illinois
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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Walking to the immigration station was really worth the effort. The view is magnificent, we walked along the bike route / normal road on the way there, and took the steps back down on the way back, which was a good idea combination because the steps would have been quite steep on the way up. The station itself is fascinating,... More 

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san francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

After a nice shuttle & walk on a sunny day, it's quite sobering to view the exhibits at the Immigration Museum. Very well done, nice outdoor information panels and setting. Do not miss.

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Reston, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

We had recently been at Ellis Island, so visiting its West Coast counterpart was a "must do." Truth be told, we learned more about immigration at Angel Island, perhaps because it is more raw history. The Chinese poems carved into the walls are quite moving, and really worth the visit. Getting around the site requires some hiking on hills, and... More 

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Benicia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

The guided tour by a docent was superb. He was very knowledgeable. His presentation with nice elaborations was most interesting. Well worth the time as a part of a visit to Angel Island.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

My dad and I took the ferry from Tiburon in the morning and brought our bikes and a backpack full of snacks. We rode the first 1/3 around the island to the immigration station and had some snacks. We were approached by the tour guide Doug for the guided tour and we accepted. It was just us with him and... More 

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

We were taking a cruise up the coast with San Francisco as a port of call. We have done SF many times on road trips and visited most places more than once. One place which I always wanted to go was "Angel Island". I made it a point to get there this time. When all the visotrs went to Alcatraz,... More 

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

After researching my family's history and reading the excellent book Island, we came to San Francisco's Angel Island to walk the lonely steps our ancestors trod as they came to this new land, through the Ellis Island of the West Coast. We took the Blue and Gold Ferry from Pier 41, where the ticket office opened at 9 a.m for... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

For my 200th separate Tripadvisor review the Angel island Immigration Station (AIIS) holds a very special place in my heart and life. It is a reason I am here. There is so much to this place and, yet, there is so much that can be learned. There is a lot of history to AIIS and there is plenty of information... More 

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austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

If you have family member(s) who went thru this detention center when they arrived in the U.S. and know a bit about what they went thru, this is a place to see. My Grandparents and uncle went thru here and I felt a sense of what it must've been like for them and others. It is a well kept island,... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

Do not be fooled by the trail sign for the Immigration Station. The stair trail up the hillside is a doozy. To avoid the tram fare, take the bike trail (not nearly as steep as the stairs) or the road. (If you take a bike or rent a bike, you cannot bring it into the Immigration Station grounds. There's a... More 

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