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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a must fi you visit SF. The tour is a little bit expensive but Worth the visit to see and realize how that prison worked and how many people worked there and of course to know everything about the prisoners

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank alex m
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i visited in September 2019. This is a great day trip. a short crossing on the ferry around 20 mins. You also get a self guided tour on headphones and follow this around various parts of the island. After the tour you can go to exhibitions or talks.
The views back to the mainland from the island are stunning.
I would recommend this as a great day trip

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hull1983
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bought tickets online
Really well organized
Timed tickets for boat busy but did not feel cramped
Alcatraz is brilliant with headset tour which you can stop and start at anytime ( like to go out and walk the yard)
After the actual tour there are other places to see like boiler room and newly opened hospital wing
Recommend

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Explorer722651
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When I visited San Francisco, I wasn’t that keen on going to Alcatraz but figured that it was something you “had” to do while there. I was surprised at how good the audio tour was, with sound effects and good voice acting. I really felt like I was there.

If would recommend dedicating most of the day to this, take some lunch and walk around the island if the weather is good enough. Seeing San Francisco over the water is a decent view.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jimmO1248DA
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite thinking this trip would be somewhat dark, it was unexpectedly positive and uplifting. The history of the Native American Indians occupying the island and the beautiful wildlife, renders it an island of ambiguity. Book ahead. Seriously. 1m visitors a year. Brilliant experience.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Patrica582
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