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Alcatraz Island Is Named One Of The Top 25 World Attractions In Tripadvisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice Landmarks Awards

June 20, 2015 Destination North America No Comments Print Print Email Email

TripAdvisor recently revealed the winners of its 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Landmarks for both the U.S. and the world. Number 1 on the list for the United States is Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, which ranks number 8 on the international spectrum.

The Top Ten Landmarks in the world, according to TripAdvisor’s 2015 awards are as follows:

  1. Angkor Wat
  2. Machu Picchu
  3. Taj Mahal
  4. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
  5. La Sagrada Familia
  6. St. Peter’s Basilica
  7. Milan Cathedral
  8. Alcatraz Island
  9. Cristo Redentor
  10. Golden Gate Bridge

According to TripAdvisor’s description of Alcatraz Island, “For almost 150 years, Alcatraz has given chills to the innocent and cold sweats to the guilty. Having once been a forbidding maximum-security penitentiary, Alcatraz is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area [one of America’s 407 National Park sites] and is this year’s #8 Travelers’ Choice Landmark. The roster of former Alcatraz inmates includes A-list criminals such as crime boss Al Capone and kidnapper George Kelly. Though it was considered escape-proof, in 1962 the Anglin brothers and Frank Morris infamously floated away on a makeshift raft and were never seen again.”

Visit www.alcatrazcruises.com for more information about Alcatraz tours and to purchase tickets, up to ninety days in advance

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