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“LOVED ALCATRAZ ISLAND!”
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 2 weeks ago

Initially, I wasn't sold on the Alcatraz Island venue, but I sure am glad we went! The property itself provides a real look at what it was like when it housed inmates. The audio tour is great and allows you to go at your own pace as you listen to the stories told by actual inmates. The ferry ride was nice and on a clear day you can get some wonderful photos.

Thank 1TravelJunkie305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour was fun, the websites were a bit misleading and we thought there would be a lot of additional areas open. We got the same walking tour as everyone.
The cell door demonstration at the end was interesting and loud, and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
The biggest benefit was the smaller crowd and great opportunity for photos.

Thank Rod J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Planned our visit to this place as you nee to do this, booking are all in advance and you can't just turn up and go and visit.

Very busy day, but these people are very well organized and know how to move people so although at peek levels, no major delays on getting out to island on boat and when you arrive again very well organized and sorted. Very interesting place and self guidance tour I. The main cell block was excellent and very informative. A must see attraction in San Francisco. Great history

Thank rob c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously a must visit when in sf but nothing prepares you for the grim atmosphere when you approach. Given the numbers, the tour is very well organised with a real glimpse of what life was like in there

Thank localfoodiea
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed every minute. Buy your ticket from the official tour company. There are many brokers that charge more. Sr. discounts are available. Headphone walking tour is included in the price of the boat out to the island. Dress warm. Is cold and windy.

Thank Gregg M
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