Incredible Places to See in the USA Before You Die

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Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island is most commonly know has the home of the federal penetenturay that operated from 1934 to 1963, but if you visit you will find out that is it now an active bird sanctuary.


Alcatraz Island is now the home for gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and exceptional view of the San Francisco Bay. The best time to view the birds are from late winter to early summer, but guided tours are given during the birds’ mating season from April to September. While your touring the island, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful colors and the cool, salty ocean breeze.


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