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Alcatraz Island Is Named One Of The Top Three USA Attractions In Tripadvisor’s 2016 Traveler’s Choice Landmarks Awards

June 4, 2016 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

TripAdvisor recently revealed the winners of its 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards for Landmarks in the United States, for which Alcatraz was named number 3.

The Top Ten Landmarks in the United States, according to TripAdvisor’s 2016 awards are as follows:

  1. Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool
  2. Golden Gate Bridge
  3. Alcatraz
  4. USS Arizona Memorial
  5. Grand Central Terminal
  6. Statue of Liberty
  7. Empire State Building
  8. Biltmore Estates
  9. Brooklyn Bridge
  10. Rockefeller Plaza

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 #3 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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