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The Alcatraz Island, a.k.a, the Rock, is an infamous historical prison island, built in 1868. May famous people have been imprisioned here, and it played an important role in American history, so much so that it was declared as a National Historic Landmark. The places of interest on the island include the Former Military Chapel, Baker Beach, Building 64, the Boat Dock, the Lighthouse, the Main Lighthouse, the New Industries Building, the Officers Club, the Wardens House, and the Main Cellhouse. The island is also the natural habitat to Californian Slender Salamanders, Black Crowned Herons and Western Gulls. Migratory birds use the numerous cliff tops for the breeding and roosting. Also to see are the historical gardens planted by the family of the resident defence personnel, and especially the almost extinct Welsh Rose.
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If it is a weekend, it is always a good idea to get the ticket a month before. It was great to know the history using the audio tour. It was really helpful. Get a jacket and an umbrella with yourself to the island. There are places where you will be under the open sky and it could start drizzling or get windy without warning. If you take your time, you can spend a whole day walking around this island.
I absolutely adored my trip to Alcatraz. The place is steeped in history, and the audio tour I embarked on was fascinating and extremely well put together, detailing the many events which took place inside the prison throughout its existence. The island itself also presents an amazing view of San Francisco and the Bay area, and best of all you can stay as long as you like, with ferries departing from the island every half hour.
They are so many things to see at Alcatraz. You can take a self-guided tour listening to a tape describing every part of the island in detail. Or you can take a tour with a group of people. There are some many interesting stories you can learn first hand at Alcatraz. If you appreciate history you will love a trip to Alcatraz.
It was amazing. I started off with the short video about the history of Alcatraz. Then I went and took the free audio tour: the park rangers loaned you a headset with the whole tour on it. You just tell them which language you would like and you are good to go. I had some problem with my pause button so it made it really hard to stop and take photos. But the info was amazing and the stories about some of the prisoners really made you feel like you had been in prison. Try to make sure you are not in a big group when you hit the start tour button since you need to get close to see some things. If you are in a big group, it's hard to see everything. There's no food or beverages on the island so plan accordingly. I went in the winter when the Agave Trail is open. (It's not open year round.) I would go back again. It was really fun.
I was there once when I was 13, and I just recently went back. I loved it back then, and I love it now. You don't expect an island that is a major tourist attraction to have so much space, but Alcatraz does. There were a lot of people that day, but it didn't feel like it. The audio tour is great, and the history of the island is fascinating. I think everyone should go out and check it out. Getting out there isn't that hard. However, you want to make sure to book a while in advance. It is amazing, even if you aren't a tourist and live in the Bay Area.