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  • Location: San Francisco, California
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Have a full day of fun in San Francisco with a visit to Ripley's Believe It Or Not! and a trip to Alcatraz. Enter the world of the uncanny and bizarre at Ripley’s Odditorium and Marvelous Mirror Maze, and then take the ferry to Alcatraz Island for a fascinating self-guided tour of this notorious prison. This is a great way to spend a day with the whole family in San Francisco.

Likely to sell out! Alcatraz and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! San Francisco Admission regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.


  • Alcatraz and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! combo tour
  • Enjoy a family-friendly, fun-filled day in San Francisco
  • Browse hundreds of bizarre and uncanny artifacts at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium
  • Lose yourself in the wild 1,200-square-foot Marvelous Mirror Maze
  • Discover the fascinating history of Alcatraz on a self-guided walking tour
  • Listen as Alcatraz's history comes to life with the award-winning Cellhouse Audio Tour
  • Round-trip ferry included

What You Can Expect

San Francisco Combo: Alcatraz and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Admission

Explore Infamous Alcatraz Island for a Complete San Francisco Experience!

For the first portion of your tour, head to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium at Fisherman’s Wharf near Pier 39 to enter the world of the strange, unusual and unbelievable.

Newly rebuilt and expanded, the Odditorium features amazing new exhibits, art, weirdness and fun for the whole family. Take a self-guided tour of the interactive exhibits featuring unusual relics and rare treasures such as a shrunken human head, Buck Helm’s Car from the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and an original vampire-killing kit.

With laser and LED floor lighting, and music to enhance the experience, the Marvelous Mirror Maze features 1,200 square feet (111 sq meters) of mirrored paths, surprising corners, dead ends and continuous circles.

After your time here, hop on the ferry (round-trip ticket included) and head to Alcatraz Island, located in the middle of San Francisco Bay. On your self-guided walking tour of this notorious prison, listen as its fascinating history comes to life with the award-winning Cellhouse Audio Tour, now with new stories, narrators and discoveries.

Known as The Rock, this former federal penitentiary housed gangsters such as Al Capone (Scarface) and Machine Gun Kelly. You'll learn about the famous escape from Alcatraz, the prison's notorious inmates and much more. End your day with a ferry ride back to San Francisco.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

Alcatraz was amazing and Ripley's was so much fun!

4 star rating: Recommended April 2014

Alcatraz was AWESOME!!! Did not care for Ripley's. Pair up Alcatraz with something else like the Aquariam

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