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“Outstanding”
Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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.
Reviewed 27 June 2013

What can you say? The location is iconic. A must see if you are visiting the area. Excellent service from the staff and a brilliant recorded guided tour of the cellblock. Please remember to book in advance otherwise you will be disappointed!

1  Thank Peter N
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Trip to the Island are well organized, they let you free to walk around the island. Cellblock has audio tour in Portuguese already and short movies about Alcatraz history. The cold wind can upset people who is not prepared for it. PS: Buy your tickets in advance.

1  Thank Marcus O
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

We enjoyed this attraction very much. I would highly recommend that you call and make reservations way in advance of your trip for the boat and prison. There is also quite a lot of walking, but my husband and I are in our 70's and did well. They have the tour done in such a way that you can do it at your own pace.

Thank Joannewebbavon
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

This was outstanding, and I really wasn't expecting it to be. They guide you through the voices of past in-mates and prison guards. You really got a sense of what it was like to live there, both as prisoners and guards and their families. One of the daughters who lived there was fascinating, she has written many books about Alcatraz and really explores the myths and rumours.

Thank Andrea K
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

Boat ride over to Alcatraz Island is about 12 minutes and the tour took us about 3 hours. Well put together headsets that narrate you around the cell block and you can get a sense of what the place was actually like. A must do when in San Francisco.

Thank Brett M
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