"Alcatraz" Alcatraz Tip by shdw100

Alcatraz, San Francisco: 292 reviews and 488 photos


You cannot visit San Fran without visiting this most famous prison. At one time, it was the creme of the crop for prisons in the US, but with the cost to maintain the facility and the deterioration of the place, it was eventually shut down in 1963. It has a colorful history for housing such convicts as Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly, as well as the Birdman of Alcatraz, Robert Franklin Stroud. After it was shut down as a prison, native American Indians occupied the island from 1969 to 1971, attempting to reclaim the island. Eventually, it was sold to the US National Park Service, and is maintained by them today

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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  • Written Aug 21, 2003
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