The place nobody ever wanted to be sent is now the place where everybody wants to go.
In 2015, TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice reviews placed “The Rock,” former federal penitentiary at Alcatraz Island as the “#1 Landmark in the USA.”
Old prisons are trending. Two or more prison museums are found in 29 states, says Fortune magazine. Pigeon Forge, Tenn. is about to open a crime museum as a new attraction known as Alcatraz East.
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