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“No Escape”
Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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USD 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.
Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“No Escape”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Thsi was an unbelievable place to see. So much of the original stuff is still there. The commons area was really frightening. The place lives up to its name. This was a "real" prison

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Toledo Ohio
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“quite a place to visit”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

If you have the chance, just go. Nothing like it. It is interesting, it is historical, and it also had great views of the ocean and the city and the Golden Gate. A truly great national park

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Weston, Florida
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“Alcatraz - Well Worth a Visit”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

The Audio Tour. That's the key to this visit. It is just a great experience. Narrated by ex-guards and prisoners, it's a great balanced account of life on the ROCK. They don't sugar-coat it, over-hype or introduce myths and conspiracy theories.
The guards on the tape tell you where to go and what to look at and why.
The Audio tour is included in your ticket. They don't make that point sufficiently clear, IMO.
No eating or drinking during the tour, so do that before you get on the boat.

Visited March 2012
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Corte Madera, California
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“Take the kids”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Especially if they are boys. This is a great outing with kids. The place is unique and the audio guide tour is all you need to understand the place.

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Newport, United Kingdom
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“A must for all visiting San Francisco”
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Even though it was raining when we went, this was a fantastic day out. The audio tour was amazing- and made more realistic by hearing the actual voices of former guards and prisoners. We would also strongly recommend the talks that take place throughout the day. We went along to Ranger Nancy's talk on Al Capone and it was very interesting! It was just a pity that we couldn't spend more time outside.

Visited March 2012
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