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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Do the daytime audio guided walking tour, it’s a must do. Then at night, take the VIP Guided Tour and Terror Behind the Walls (Halloween season) combo. You will NOT be disappointed.

Every step you take in this place is amazing. Bring a backup phone battery, you’re going to want to take A LOT of pictures.

Find the spots for the mini-guided tours during the day. The audio tour is great, but having a guide talk you through some of it breaks it up.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Lauren K
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This is really a place where you can experience the life in a prison in the 18s and 19s.
You can have a tour using headsets that guide you inside many cells blocks with respective histories of guards and inmates.
The system is similar to what we have in Alcatraz.
Last but not least, there is parking near to the prison at 2 hours cost of $8.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 728rubensa
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

I rushed here three hours before a flight and was not disappointed. The audio tour was captivating and had great information. The staff also guided me through everything so I could see everything quickly. I would definitely come here again and spend more time on the timed tours they offer to places such as the prison church or underground punishment cells.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank em-2115
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A prison in the middle of the city. How cool! We took the self-guided audio tour which was about 40 mins long (including few pauses). You also have the option of extending your self-guided audio tour by choosing more options from the menu. I definitely enjoyed listening to the stories that are narrated by the guards and previous inmates. Took the experience to a whole new level.

This prison is one of the most iconic prisons in the world and many other prions were modeled after it. We also got to see mockup of cells where some of the most notorious criminals in the U.S. history stayed. If you enjoy history, this site is a must. Plan on spending anywhere from 40 mins to couple of hours here depending on how much you would like to see and learn.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MillennialWanderlust
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Visited with three teenage boys and we all loved this place. Very interesting place. We got to walk around and enter some of the cells while listening to an audio tour. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Aida P
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