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Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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Two-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Alcatraz and San Francisco Highlights Package
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Big Bus San Francisco Sightseeing and Alcatraz Combo
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San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and City Segway 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.
Sammamish, Washington
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“Must visit”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Highly recommend a visit to this National Landmark. Make reservations in advance! Wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes. Audio tour is free and a great way to see and learn at your pace.

Visited February 2012
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“Fascinating!”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Beautifully organized.  The headphones are REALLY valuable for the overall experience. I have accompanied numerous groups and always see or hear something new. Beautiful views and photo ops.

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Los Angeles, California
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“The Slammer”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We took the boat over to the Rock and enjoyed our visit. You really got a chance to feel what it would have been like to be caged here at the turn of the last century.

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Chico, California
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“Fascinating History!”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

We took the "night" tour.  They open up sections of the prison that are not normally opened during the day.  We got to see the hospital ward...very creepy.  Seems it has not been touched since the day alcatraz closed!  You can see peeling paint from the walls...holes in the floor, and old hospital operating equipment!  Very cool!  Alcatraz is a must for anyone visiting SF. But get your tickets in advance online, they sell out quick!

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Manhattan Beach, California
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“Night Tour”
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Go to the night tour. It is less crowded and you get some extra perks -- the infirmary, lock-down, and a beautiful view of the city lights.

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