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“Alcatraz a trip into history.”
Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz and One Day Bike Rental!
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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 6 April 2018 via mobile

Make your reservations on line at the state official site and save quite a few dollars. The tour to the island was a thing on our bucket list and was absolutely worth it. Including the tour of the cell blocks with narration by original criminal residents (voice recording). If the weather is good you will have nice views of San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Make the most of this tour and take your time - there are a lot of people but you can go at your own pace. The ferry ride is one of the highlights as well. Wonderful views and a neat part of history.

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

All together a favorite part of trip for whole family. Kids aged 10-15 all enjoyed it. Brought our own headphones, audio tour is included. Don't get confused with different places offering tours. Alcatraz Cruises is the only boat that can dock on Alcatraz, so any other companies are just charging you more money. Also dates only open up around 3 months in advance, so don't be discouraged if you look farther ahead. It won't be available to book. Lot of walking of course. Didn't go see the wildlife areas but it sounds impressive. Happened to be there for a special talk on the Birdman. Fascinating. Movie is completely inaccurate. The birds relate to his previous prison, he never had birds on Alcatraz. He was also the basis for the Hannibal Lechter character according to the tourguide. We followed the tour in the prison. Stopping a few times throughout. Spent around 2 1/2 hours on island. Happened to also be there on same day a previous inmate was signing his book. He was around 90!

Thank displaynoname
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The trip is fantastic and the island is great. If you get into the history it will be one hell of a ride! Please visit this if you are in the city! You wont regret it!

Thank Worst Come T
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Fun interesting historical tour of a great location. The way they do the tour is pretty good because stay on the island or as long as you like and they have boats leaving every 15 or 30 minutes. Up till 6:30 at night I believe. My only complaint is the way they do the audio tour in the cell blocks. I wish you could kind of skip around. But it's just play and pause and you have to go in order. But other than that it's it's great. Lots of informative people to help you along the way.

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