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Alcatraz, San Francisco Bay’s Prison Island
Famously known for being a prison island from 1934 to 1963, Alcatraz is a must-visit for history and crime buffs. During its federal penitentiary years, this island known as The Rock was home to ruthless gangsters and violent criminals. Walk down prison corridors and hear about Alcatraz's inmates and their escape attempts. Learn about Alcatraz beyond its prison past and discover its natural features and military fortifications, post-prison history and the oldest operating West Coast lighthouse.