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Address: Bay Street and Embarcadero, Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-981-7625
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Park rangers conduct tours by recounting the prison's thrilling history...
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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A must see in San Francisco!

Second visit...great trip...a must see if visiting San Francisco! The boat trips are very well organised and the rangers on the island are very helpful and informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Second visit...great trip...a must see if visiting San Francisco! The boat trips are very well organised and the rangers on the island are very helpful and informative.

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Chester, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Buy your tix online and get to the pier early to get a prime spot on the ferry. The audio tour was a hit with our middle school aged kids. Great local history lesson but wear comfortable shoes and prepare yourself for a good deal of walking.

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michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I am writing this as someone who has been to Alcatraz about six times. I've done the early bird tour, night tour and day tour. My first suggestion is to book this tour WELL in advance to give yourself options. You can't show up at the pier and expect to purchase tickets, they are always sold out. Of all the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

San Fransisco is an amazing city. And where else to visit on a trip there than alcatraz? a nice boat ride there, and some really nice things to see. The former prison is in great condition, no obvious modern things in there to spoil the authenticity. The museum part is very interesting too, learning about older people in prison. The... More 

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The trip over to Alcatraz is beautiful. There is lots of climbing to walk around the prison. One side of the outside is a bird sanctuary and gardens. These are nice but quite smelly, because of the birds. My ten year old found the audio tour at times scary. My husband was interested in the history. The inside is dismal,... More 

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We travelled with the Alcatraz cruises. They are the only company to actually land you on the island. It's an amazing experience to see this prison. Do take the audio tour. Book well in advance though as it's such a popular trip. Well organised and well priced. Worth every cent!!

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Salem, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed Alcatraz.. I am not a history buff at all but this place was really neat. The audio tour really makes it come to life. My 14 year old son really emjoyed it as well. Book far in advance if you want to get tickets!

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

VERY nice visit, audio guide is a must and VERY interesting and complete. version francaise excellente

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I went on this trip with my wife and 15 year old daughter who traditionally do not engage with ‘museum’ type visits. Alcatraz is an exception. The tour of the prison with the audio guide is outstanding.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A must see if in San Francisco. We took the night cruise that circled the island and gave better views. It sells out quickly so make reservations early.

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Address: Bay Street and Embarcadero, Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: +1 415-981-7625
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco

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