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Alcatraz
Location Alcatraz Island
Amenities Hiking
Birding
Landmarks Alcatraz Prison
Alcatraz Guard Tower
Parking Lot
You Shall NOT Pass!

Alcatraz Island is an island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay. It is currently a National Historic Landmark managed by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Alcatraz island originally served as home to a lighthouse but a military prison was opened in 1868. Most famously, the Alcatraz federal prison operated from 1933-1963 and was home to many infamous inmates including Al Capone and the "Birdman of Alcatraz" Robert Stroud.

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