"Alcatraz" Alcatraz Tip by SnoopySue

Alcatraz, San Francisco: 292 reviews and 488 photos

by SnoopySue

Officially, during the 29 years Alcatraz was a federal prison incarcerating, among those, "popular" mobs such as Al Capone and "Machine Gun" Kelly. According to records there were no successful escapes. But, four prisoners disappeared and they have never been found. For the tourists it could be as difficult to get there as it was for the convicts to get to SF or Oakland. For more info visit my transportation tips.

Address: In the middle of San Fracisco Bay
Directions: Alcatraz is reached by ferries of the Blue and Gold fleet from Pier 41
Phone: Blue & Gold (415) 705-5555
Website: http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 24, 2005
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