Alcatraz Island in San Francisco County, California, United States - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Alcatraz Island

San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

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About Alcatraz Island

Developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison that seized operations in the 1960s. Today the small island is open for tours.



Attractions near Alcatraz Island

Fisherman's Wharf2.17km from Alcatraz Island

One of the popular tourist attractions in San Francisco.  It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street. It is one of the busiest and well-known tourist attractions in the western United States.  Other tourist attractions at the wharf include museums, souvenir stores, historical buildings, scenic vistas over the Bay and the famous sea lions at Pier 39.

Lombard Street2.9km from Alcatraz Island

Lombard Street is an east-west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. Stretching from The Presidio east to The Embarcadero.  The famous one-block section claimed to be "the most crooked street in the world", is located along the eastern segment in the Russian Hill neighborhood. It is a major tourist attraction.

The Palace Of Fine Arts3.58km from Alcatraz Island

This is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there.  Situated in the Marina District of San Francisco, California. In addition to hosting art exhibitions, it remains a popular attraction for tourists and locals.

Exploratorium3.61km from Alcatraz Island

The Exploratorium is a museum of science, technology, and arts in San Francisco. A huge number of diverse exhibits, and many with hand-on learning experiences. This is the only place in San Francisco where visitors can touch, tinker and play with more than 650 hands-on exhibits.

Chinatown San Francisco3.9km from Alcatraz Island

This is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese enclave outside Asia.

Transamerica Pyramid3.96km from Alcatraz Island

This is a 48-story futurist building and the second-tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline. It was the tallest building in San Francisco from its inception in 1972 until 2018.

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