The new audio tour lets you walk the yellow line around the prison as sensors pick up your location and describe life on ""The Rock"" in vivid detail Feel the bars and walk inside the tiny cells. Hear the sounds of the prison, the voices of former prisoners. See the wooden head Alvin Carpis ( made to place in his bed to escape. Look at the pipes and the ceiling where he climbed out. Read about the mob men incarcerated in the 1940's. Gaze at the cell where the Birdman of Alcatraz lived, and learn what a sociopathic murderer he was. Enter the dining room where cups banged in mass protests, and food fights broke out. Explore the famous exercise yard, where prisoners could see and hear what was going on across the bay in San Francisco. So close and yet so far... Don't miss it.
Pros: Memorable Experience, Very Educational, Well Orchestrated
Cons: Strenuous Walk Uphill, Time Consuming, Crowded