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“super for all ages”
Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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US$201.75*
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Alcatraz Admission and Wine Country Bike Tour
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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.
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“super for all ages”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

We loved everything about Alcatraz. Make sure to do the audio tour. It was our 6 year olds favorite sight in the city.

Visited April 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“A Must See in San Francisco-worth all the hype!”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

Best tip, is to order your tickets on line ahead of time, then you are sure of being able to secure a ticket for the day you are in San Francisco. Also, dont go late in the day, around 11 or noon is perfect, because there is alot to see. and if you book the last tours around 4, you only have a few hours to see everything, since the last boats return around 6. Staff organizing the people on and off the boats are efficient and friendly. Tour of the jail cells with the audio equipment also efficient.
Overall, great value for your money, lovely boat ride over and back, so great view of the city. Good job to the US Park Service for operating so efficiently. Also, disability services are available on request. Food available on the boats only, so the island is nice and clean. You are allowed to bring water bottles.
Parking nearby in lots, dont risk the meters, since the trip is longer than two hours! Go right past the main corner lots, just down the streets a bit and you will find easy all day parking for 10$ on the weekends in secure indoor parking garages.

Visited April 2012
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

I enjoy history and found the audio tour to be very interesting and thorough. It was an impressive facility and very sobering to stand there and appreciate how close the island is to land.

Visited April 2012
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Popular for good reason”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

We took the evening tour, which offers extra personal attention. We found it very interesting and well worth the time. Having lived in CA for over 10 years, we figured it was time to do this touristy thing, and we're glad we did. If you enjoy history, sociology, architecture, or lovely views, you should definitely go. If you do the evening trip, however, remember that it will undoubtedly get cold, so bring warm layers.

Visited April 2012
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Orlando, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

This is one of those things you must see when in San Fran. We watch the new Alcatraz show on TV so it was even more fun. Make sure you do the free audio tour, it is great!

Visited April 2012
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