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    Alcatraz Island is a fascinating place historically. Recently it has gotten even better. Even for a local such as myself, it was really interesting to visit again to view the Al Wei Wei art exhibit that is currently on through May of 2015. There are newly opened buildings where the exhibition is being housed, such as the industries building and the prison hospital. The art exhibit was thought provoking and moving. A must see/experience. I can recommend a visit or re-visit to Alcatraz.

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    Had a great time checking out Alcatraz Penitentiary. I have always been interested of the living conditions many hard core felons had to endure at the Rock. The audio tour is a great way to put everything in prospective. While you walk around the prison, you are handed headphones and can listen to testimonies from people who worked or spent time on the island. I would totally recommend visiting the island. Also, the views of San Francisco from the Island are amazing.They have night tours, for anyone brave enough.

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    Alcatraz was awesome. There is so much history. The lighthouse, the docks , the prison, and the tour guides were awesome. I was overwhelmed, the whole tour. Alcatraz was a military base , a prison, an unforgettable experience. Five star definitely.

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    Our last day at SF my Boyfriend purchased these tickets because he loved copying Sean Connery’s “WELCOME TO THE ROCK” We took a Ferry close to Fisherman’s Wharf to the Island. The ride was at least 10 minutes long and it was pretty scenic so if you have a fear of Sea sickness – fear not as my boyfriend typically can never take any sort of Boat ride and he was just fine. Upon arrival we got a quick introduction of what to do and what not to do. The Audio headsets really made the experience. It gave you step by step directions and it was easy to follow. This really gave you the sense like you were part of history!

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    Disclaimer: I took the earliest boat out to Alcatraz on a Sunday morning.I had a great time at Alcatraz, and I did the audio tour which is immensely helpful. I think the boat ride out to Alcatraz, as well as the boat ride back, can be really windy and cold so be sure to bring a jacket.Once you’re there, you should feel free to explore and wander around with headphones on. It will tell you all the juicy details about each of the stalls, and let you imagine what it was like back in the day.I’ve heard the night tour is excellent so that’s when I would go again! However, you should book way in advance as tickets sell out fast.