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“Excellent audio tour”
Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and City Segway Tour
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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.
Asheville, North Carolina
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“Excellent audio tour”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Just a fun time all around. Great boat ride out to the island and then just surrounded by so much history. The audio tour is really excellent.

Visited March 2012
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Newark, Delaware
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“GREAT NIGHT TOURS”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Go on the night tour. It really adds to whole experience

Visited March 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Eerie but worth a visit”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

There is a sense of history about the place that is unforgetable.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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“Historic Visit”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

Visiting Alcatraz is a time-consuming adventure, but it is well worth the history lesson and the amazing views of the city!

Visited March 2012
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New York City, New York, USA
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“Beautiful island .... chilling history .... a must visit”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

This is a beautiful place and on a beautiful day, even more so. The prison and the history are extremely interesting, the audio tour just captivates you. You should order your tickets online ahead of time as they very often run out. A warm jacket or at least a windbreaker is a must. It can be very chilly on the boat, the island and sometimes even inside the heavy walled prison. Bring water and snacks and wear comfortable walking shoes. This great trip is appropriate and can be of interest to all ages.

Visited February 2012
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