Where is alcatraz island located?

Answer The island of Alcatraz is in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Visitors can see the federal penitentiary, the first lighthouse on the West Coast and the first U.S. fort on the West Coast. It is a be... Read More »

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What was the nickname of the prison located on Alcatraz Island?

The unofficial nickname for the prison located on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Harbor is "The Rock." Alcatraz, which was a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963, is currently a National Recrea... Read More »

How big is Alcatraz Island?

Alcatraz Island has an area of 22 acres and reaches 121 feet above sea level at its highest point. Alcatraz is actually the top of the tallest mountain on a savanna that flooded after the last ice ... Read More »

How far is Alcatraz Island from San Srancisco?

Alcatraz Island is located approximately 1.5 miles or from San Francisco, California in the San Francisco Bay. The island is accessible by ferry and is open every day of the year except Thanksgivin... Read More »

How far is Alcatraz Island from San Francisco?

Alcatraz, a former U. S. prison and current national recreation area, is an island located approximately 1 1/4 miles offshore in San Francisco Bay. The National Park Service offers tours of the pri... Read More »