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Alcatraz
Things to see at Alcatraz:
A bucket list of the top sights at Alcatraz, ordered by popularity.
1. Cell
2. Broadway
3. Water Tower
4. Warden's House
5. Guard Tower
6. Administration Building
7. Cell Block
8. Solitary
9. D Block
10. Indians Welcome
11. Welcome to the Rock
12. Control Room
13. Free
14. Exercise Yard
15. Showers
16. Times Square
17. Gun Gallery
18. Warning Sign
19. Jail
20. Model Industries Building
21. Blow Your Horn
22. Officer's Club
23. Recreation Yard
24. Behind Bars
25. United States Penitentiary
26. Parade Ground
27. Michigan Avenue
28. Dining Hall
29. The Rec Yard
30. Guard House
31. La Roca

Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. The small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963. Beginning in November 1969, the island was occupied for more than 19 months by a group of aboriginal people from San Francisco who were part of a wave of Native activism across the nation with public protests through the 1970s. In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

Today, the island's facilities are managed by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area; it is open to tours. Visitors can reach the island by ferry ride from Pier 33, near Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco. Hornblower Cruises and Events, operating under the name Alcatraz Cruises, is the official ferry provider to and from the island.

It is home to the abandoned prison, the site of the oldest operating lighthouse on the West Coast of the United States, early military fortifications, and natural features such as rock pools and a seabird colony (mostly western gulls, cormorants, and egrets). According to a 1971 documentary on the History of Alcatraz, the island measures 1,675 feet (511 m) by 590 feet (180 m) and is 135 feet (41 m) at highest point during mean tide. However, the total area of the island is reported to be 22 acres (8.9 ha).

Landmarks on the island include the Main Cellhouse, Dining Hall, Library, Lighthouse, the ruins of the Warden's House and Officers Club, Parade Grounds, Building 64, Water Tower, New Industries Building, Model Industries Building, and the Recreation Yard.

(Wikipedia)
Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. (Foursquare)
Categories Historic Site, Island, National Park
Visitors 1380
Oldest photo 11/25/1998
Newest photo 10/26/2015
Alternative titles "Alcatraz Island"
"San Francisco from Alcatraz"
"alcatraz"
"Alcatraz Lighthouse"
"View from Alcatraz"
Website http://www.nps.gov/alcatraz
Address Golden Gate National Recreation Area
San Francisco, CA, United States
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