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Reviews: Alcatraz Island

Reviews- Alcatraz Island
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5.8
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Recommended by 100%


General description: Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island also known as The Rock or Traz  is a small island located in the San Francisco Bay just offshore from San Fransisco.
 
Military, American Indians & Nature
It has been used by the military as well as American Indian activists and has been used as a national recreation area since 1972. In 1986 it was designated a National Historic Landmark. Visitors come here to see American Military Prison history, to hear the stories of the American Indian occupation and to experience the natural beauty the island has to offer.
 
Visiting Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Island is reached by boat, operated by Alcatraz cruises. The hours of operation depend on season but start at 9am. in the summer months tours can sell out well in advance so it can be advisable to book in advance.
Open daily except; Thanksgiving & Christmas Day
 
Admission
Entrance to The Rock is free but the ferry charges a fee:
Adult: $26
Child (5-11): $16
Senior (62+): $24.50
Family: $79

  • Websites: http://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm, http://www.alcatrazcruises.com/


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Alcatraz Island
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67 reviews Alcatraz Island

4.0
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Kind of spooky and gloomy from my wife, I thought is was a little spooky, would definitely be at night. Good show of how the criminals lived and played as they waited out there sentence. Forbidding place. Lots of uphill walking to get to the prison itself. Was a good tour though, gave you earphones and audio to walk around and tell you what happen there and how they lived. Read more
in September 15,
Steve, Age 66-70

6.0
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Visiting Alcatraz Island with Alcatraz Cruises night tour is a grand experience. Reserve your tickets several months before trip. Night tour is lovely because you see San Francisco lights in the evening on your way back to port. Later go and visit Pier 39. Remember Alcatraz Cruises are the only ones that take you to the Island. Read more
in February 14,
Martin, Age 19-25

6.0
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... system – in fact very well organized, so You can’t miss any of thrilling Alcatraz stories. You go through all areas of this prison, and experience bit of life of inmate during that times. So close to San Francisco downtown, but in fact so far.... Read more
in July 13,
Krzysztof, Age 36-40

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