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Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This visit was a dream come true. It was everything that I’d hoped it would be. We booked tickets in advance from the UK. The boat trip from pier 33 was very easy and the staff were first class.
The audio tour of the cell block and other areas, were magical. The views of the city from the island are breathtaking. The official gifts on the island are very reasonably priced.

Thank SixtyOne
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

The complete audio tour helps a lot. We discovered great facts about the island, not just the prison topics. The video is a must stop, and the have a nice walk around the prison.

Thank arce69zamora
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Alcatraz Island is an amazing place. I would definitely recommend the audio tour as it guides you through the prison and helps you to understand what it must have been like to be there at that time.

Thank Cathy S
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

It was great weather for us on Alcatraz Island, which can be unpredictable at times in San Francisco. There is a video when you get on the island about the history of Alcatraz island. It was first a fort for the Union during the Civil War. It was also a prison for Confederate sympathizers at that time. Then it was a prison mainly for inmates known to escape. Then it was abandoned, where Native Americans then took it over as a political protest for over a year. We were late for our appointment for the day we booked. They were very accommodating, putting us in a standby line where we got on the very next boat.

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Do this....brilliant, brilliant, brilliant....

Informative, iconic and exactly as you’d imagine.

I’m off home to watch The Rock!

Thank Temp78
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