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“Great trip”
Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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San Francisco Urban Adventure and Alcatraz 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.
Lancaster, Texas, United States
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“Great trip”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Must be able to climb hills, but once you get over it, it was a great trip. very interesting

Visited February 2012
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Every room has a bar”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Audio tour was very informative. Easy to get around and follow the instructions in the audio to the next station.
Don't buy your T-shirts here because you can pick up similar ones in China Town for 1/4 of the cost .

Visited February 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“More than just a prison”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

I wouldn't have guessed a prison can become one of the most popular sight seeing places in San Francisco. The ticket includes a self-guided audio tour which gives you history and interesting details about the prison (such as the escapes and life of prisoners). There are prisoners who served here still alive! Buy tickets at least 1 or 2 day in advanced. Will be hard to get tickets on the day of tour.

Visited February 2012
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Night tour a blast”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We did the night tour loved it! Well worth it. Be sure to buy the official ticket on the parks site so you can get off the boat on the island.

Visited March 2011
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Folsom, California
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“Fascinating!”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

The audio tour is an absolute must! It comes in many languages and it is the only way to really get the amazing feel of the place.

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