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“Must visit before leaving SF”
Review of Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island
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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.
Reviewed November 21, 2013

I liked this beautiful Island . I spent enjoyable time listening to famous criminals stories and watch the prison parts .I recommend it for all San francisco visitors. Important advise ; you have to book the tickets a few weeks before the visit . if you wait until arriving there , Most likely you will miss the chance to go there.

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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Unfortunately I took this combined with a bus tour of the city and had to leave the island faster then I would have liked, simply not to miss the bus tour. So I suggest doing only this in your day or keeping it for after so you can really take the time to walk around.

The audio thing is awesome..it's as if you were really there while there were prisoners! I fully enjoyed the trip

It's the equivalent of a 13 story hill going up so wear good shoes.

Thank Shou1
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Being in San Francisco and not visiting Alcatraz is such a bad thing to do. The prision is very well mantained. The audioguide, which is included in the ticket is very nice to feel the sensations of the place. A must go!

Thank Leandrim
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

The whole trip from the pier , through the prison intro film, the whole site visit, and walking round the island to the return boat ride is simply a "must do" for any visitor.
Alcatraz has the best audio-tour I have ever experienced - quite stunning and thought-provoking. Do take a packed lunch and drinks with you, as it is difficult to do the visit properly in less than about three hours and you will need reviving at some point.

Thank Ian G
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Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

Interesting, very informative, self audio tour so you can spend 1hr or 3 on the island & catxh anu return boat which only takes 15min to
the main land. This is the 2nd most visitied place in the US (disney 1st) so you will need to pre-book months in advance as 1million plus visitors per year- we combined it with a Big Bus 48hr pass and this was an excellent way to see the other sights.

Thank Liza M
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