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“Excellent way to spend the day”
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 16 July 2014

We really enjoyed Alcatraz. We booked the trip with the city pass (great value for the money!!) Our girls are 12 & 10 and they both enjoyed it as well. We all watched the movie before going and they wanted to watch the movie again after! We enjoyed the feeling of not being rushed and spending the time we wanted to where we wanted and got lots of great pictures. We did the audio tour and felt it was very informative. Definitely worth doing!!

Thank MAChivers
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Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

When me and my boyfriend went to get tickets they were sold out for the next five weeks! But then we went online, and if you are lucky you can get tickets when people cancel. Just check the website for avalible tickets once in a while!
When we got there it was a free very intersesting guided-tour about escapes. Later we did the auditour, which is very good!

Thank Mathilde D
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is one of the top attractions in San Francisco, and worth every penny and minute! We go back every time we are in the city. It is just amazing. You will coming away having learned so much. Do NOT miss Alcatraz. Remember to order tickets ahead of time.

Thank Otis_108
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

This was my second visit to Alcatraz so we chose the evening tour for a different experience. You get so much out of this tour for such a great price. It included the cruise out to the island, the self-guided audio tour and several special presentations. A great lesson in history for anyone and my 12 year old nephew was fascinated. It is very cold on the island (even in the summer) and quite a hike up the hill from the dock but very well worth it.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

A fantastic sight seeing opportunity. Really interesting. Make sure to book in advance as this is incredibly busy as you'd image. Also, I highly recommend the audio tour. I didn't used to be a fan of these but it was really good with information, sounds of the time and narratives from former inmates and prison officers as you look at each area.
Great day out!

Thank BettyHP
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