Alcatraz N.P., San Francisco

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In the middle of San Fracisco Bay

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  • Alcatraz island - I know it's...

    by emmie Written Aug 24, 2002

    Favorite thing: Alcatraz island - I know it's a really touristy thing to do, but go on one of the tours. They're very informative if a bit chilling in places!

    Fondest memory: The relaxed atmosphere - it feels like a very safe city. I know this may not be true, but I always felt fine there.

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    Alcatraz + Giants

    by Jos79 Written Oct 16, 2002

    Favorite thing: We did a night tour at Alcatraz and I really enjoyed it. On the way over to the island the sun was about to set behind the Golden Gate Bridge...great picture.
    The tour itself was very entertaining and interesting, so well worth the money and time.

    Fondest memory: The Giants match we watched was great, especially for a European like myself...we don't have baseball games like that.

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    by furioso Updated Dec 16, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Alcatraz Island, which operated as an 'escape-proof' prison from 1933 to 1963. Al Capone, 'Machine Gun' Kelly and Robert Stroud, the 'birdman of Alcatraz,' were among the prison's unsavory residents.

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    The 'Rock'. Alcatraz Prison...

    by doolemma Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The 'Rock'. Alcatraz Prison out in San Franciso Bay. It was a military prison from 1859 to 1933 and then a federal prison until 1963.

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    The isolation block, with the...

    by carstenj Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: The isolation block, with the small totally darkened cells at the very end. Also the coldest block in Alcatraz.

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    Island Alcatraz..

    by neopetsfan Updated Jun 29, 2003

    Favorite thing: We really wanted to take a boat from Pier 39 to Alcatraz and enjoy the view, but we ran out of time.. Next time I'd love to visit Alcatraz instead of just watching it from afar!!

    This is a postcard we bought in San Fransisco..

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