Today, people can visit the Alcatraz island. People want to visit Alcatraz Island.
Visitors are ferried to the island by boat. Visitors are given a brief orientation by the National Park representative.
Tours are self-guided audio tours. The tours allow visitors to choose where they want to go.
Most tourist want to see the cell block where Al "Scarface" Capone was kept. Most tourists are influenced by Hollywood movies.
Prisoners included George “Machine Gun” Kelly, Arthur “Doc” Barker, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis (Ma Barker Gang), and “Bumpy” Johnson (the Godfather of Harlem). Prisoners were often known by nicknames.
Robert “Birdman” Stroud was the subject of the film Bird Man of Alcatraz with Burt Lancaster. He is described as a homicidal sociopath.
Tours are offered to visitors. The tours are recorded on audio devices. The visitors want to learn about nature on the island
The island is home to thousands of birds. They are nesting on the hillsides of the island.
Some visitors prefer a night tour to get a more realistic feeling of what it was like to be imprisoned on the island. The island usually is surrounded by fog.
Numerous development plans have been rejected. The plans include a resort hotel. Alcatraz is currently under the protection of the National Park Service.