Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
- Learn the history of Alcatraz
- Explore the cells of some of the most notorious criminals
- Ride the nation’s first hybrid ferry
The infamous Alcatraz has many stories to tell. Many notorious gangsters served sentences in this chilling ex-prison, rich with history and chilling, sinister atmosphere. Convicts included Al Capone, George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly and Alvin Karpis, the first ‘Public Enemy #1’, hear about their stories as well as other secrets about this mysterious penitentiary.
Aside from the gloomy reputation, it’s a must-see landmark for any visit to San Francisco. In fact, the island is home to many beautiful rare flowers, plants and wildlife, including hundreds of sea birds. There is a ferry which takes you to the island which departs from Pier 33 from the port of San Francisco and boasts exceptional views of the city en route to the island.
Address: Alcatraz Island, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, B201 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123
The roads and walkways on Alcatraz are steep and the elevation between the dock and the cell house is equivalent to climbing a 13 story building. There are plenty of places to rest and take in the breath-taking views on the way to the top.
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