The Prison on the Island known as Alcatraz is also sometimes called The Rock. Located in the middle of San Francisco Bay in California, this location initially served as a lighthouse then a military fortification until it was finally made into a military prison and then a federal prison until 1963 at which time it became a national recreation area.
Buying Alcatraz Tickets is a must-do if you are in the San Francisco area - this island fortress and prison is a truly incredible and is one venue you would do well to see. With automated tours offered via headsets you can walk all throughout the prison, see the cafeteria and even enter a solitary confinement cell! Spooky but worth it, you owe it to yourself to see this venue.
Lucky for those of us who would not know the incarceration set-up of The Rock, there is no Alcatraz seating chart as you take yourself on a tour of the vicinity, spook yourself in a solitary confinement cell and imagine the hard times of life behind the bars in that rock hard, cold prison. This is a worthwhile experience for everyone so do take part!