Alcatraz Island

From 1934 to 1963, Alcatraz was America's most notorious maximum-security prison, housing such infamous criminals as Al Capone, Mickey Cohen and George "Machine Gun" Kelly.

From 1934 to 1963, Alcatraz was America's most notorious maximum-security prison

Today, it's a captivating — albeit a little spooky — destination just off the coast of the peninsula. Hop on a cruise ship and tour the island and facilities for a history lesson on what was once the most expensive prison to operate in the United States. You'll be thrilled by stories of prisoners' escapes (some fatal), and with the audio tour, you can hear firsthand accounts from inmates and officers. If you're not afraid of the dark, try the night tour for the ultimate cellhouse experience.

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Alcatraz Island San Francisco CA 94133 U.S.

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415-561-4900 Attraction’s Website

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