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“History”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz Admission and Wine Country Bike 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.
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“History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

You have to go here at least once in your life to hear of the escapes from alcatraz.

Visited February 2012
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Fort Branch, Indiana
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“Beautiful views and great history!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Took the night trip out to Alcatraz - and got to see the sunset on the Pacific and the San Francisco skyline at night...It was great...There was enough daylight to see most the outside attractions - then when the sun went down, also had some great views..Excellent trip and worth the visit...

Visited February 2012
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Huntington Beach, California
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“Alcatraz a must see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

We were lucky - a Ranger was offering a first time ever behind the restricted areas tour. It was great!!!! Check to see if that is available. We went Saturday @ 10.

Visited February 2012
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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“The Haunted Rock !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Alcatraz penitentiary - the Rock in the midst of San Francisco Bay was "graced" over the years by some of the "Rich & Famous" of the criminal world. Some of the cells are reputed to be haunted and there is an evening tour for those who are interested.

Visited May 2011
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Bogota, Colombia
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“You can feel the past of this building walking around and hearing the great narration with the audio guide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

I visited in 2008. I think going to Alcatraz was an interesting experience. You will be transported to the history of this famous building and the history of people that inhabited behind his walls and cells..
You will never see San Francisco the same way from Alcatraz, moreover, if you take a look from the inside of the Rock.

I went in fall and I had great weather. There was plenty of people visiting, so I think it has to be a long wait in summer to get on the boats that get you there.

Visited March 2011
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