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“Most interesting place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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US$195.00*
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Alcatraz Admission and Wine Country Bike Tour
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history along with intriguing anecdotes about Al Capone and other legendary figures that made a "home" here.
Hurst, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Most interesting place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Very unique and well worth the trip. I would recommend everyone who goes to San Francisco go to the Rock.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Alcatraz”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Something you have heard about all your life and seeing upfront the dock to the island it all comes to you what this place is all about. History is a great thing. Seeing and touching history is great.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Spectacular”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

The prison visit is a must.Be sure to take a coat as it is quite cold when outside the prison.

Visited September 2011
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Helsinki
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Make this thrilling experience even better by choosing night tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

This place is a remarkable piece of American history. The audio guide narrated by ex-cons and wardens alike is simply mesmerizing. Even the teens of our family who at first thought visiting a prison as a bit weird idea and a waste of valuable shopping time, walked through the whole 45 minutes tour with great respect and enthusiasm. The night tour included access to the prison hospital, which is still intact and in the state it was left when the facility was shut down. The San Francisco skyline is at its best viewed from the Alcatraz island at sundown. Totally recommended!

Visited February 2012
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NY
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“Alcatraz”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2012

Amazing ambiance. But dress warmly. It was freeeeeeeezing there on a May eve. The chill off the water was unbelievable. The experience would be a natural for paranormal seekers.

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