Located at Pier 33, Alcatraz Landing is a competition entry for the landside facilities to house the Alcatraz Cruises headquarters administered by The National Park Service. Being directly adjacent to the Embarcadero, Alcatraz Landing has easy access to mass transit, such as the historic Muni F-line trolleys, CNG shuttle, and tour buses. Additionally, there are 1,000 off-street parking spaces a five-minute walk away.
A half-size scaled Alcatraz Island lighthouse marks the entry into the main visitor plaza from the Embarcadero. The focal point of the plaza is a model of the island where visitors can view and orient themselves to ‘The Rock’. The plaza acts as a central hub where shuttle bus drop-off, ticketing, and boat arrivals and departures occur.
The Pier 33 shed contains an exhibit area where visitors can view displays of the history of Alcatraz Island. The exhibits cover the National Park Service, natural resources on the island, and the time periods where the island was used as a fortress, federal penitentiary and occupied by American Indians. Ticketing and boarding pass kiosks are provided adjacent to these exhibits. Back-of-house facilities are also provided.
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