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“once was enough”
Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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Alcatraz Admission and Wine Country Bike Tour
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Fee: Yes
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.
Albert Lea, Minnesota
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“once was enough”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

liked the history of the island and the guided audio tour. i didn't think the walking part was as strenuous as they make it sound. since so many of the outlying buildings were gone or in major disrepair it would have been niced to see a model of everything when it was in its prime.

Visited June 2012
Thank charlie h
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York, United Kingdom
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“A must see on your visit to San Fran”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Go early as boats land about every 30 mins with 200+ people on.
Great trip with self tour.

There is transport if you cannot make it up the steep hill.

Visited May 2012
Thank Maggie C
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Aztec, New Mexico
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“Best tour. Highly recommend the audio tour”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Well organized, very informative, easy to follow tour. Didn't feel rushed as you are in many tours. The most interesting thing we did in SF.

Visited May 2012
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“well worth the visit”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

you can't go to San Francisco and not visit this historic prison island.the audio tour is very informative. take a coat as it is always windy and cool out in the bay. We booked through alkatraz tours and the price included the ferry across (and back!)

Visited June 2012
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State of Washington
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“Jailhouse Rock !!”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We got our tickets early and on-line thru Alcatraz Cruises. Don't wait until day of cruise for tickets because they sell out days in advance. Outstanding and worth every penny. When you arrive at the "Rock", we recommend you immediately get your audio headphones and start the tour. It's a very steep climb to the top of the hill to get your headphones - good exercise - but worth it. So well done and you won't be disappointed. Take a hooded jacket or sweatshirt for the quick cruise across the bay to the island and wear comfortable shoes. This was one of the best attractions we have been to in 70 years. Don't wait as long as we did to see Alcatraz. It should be #1 on your list if you are headed to San Francisco!!!

Visited June 2012
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