6 Great Historical Site Businesses

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Alcatraz Cruises | Prison Breakout

Need to escape? Alcatraz Cruises was founded in San Francisco in 2006 and is the only cruise that provides access to the historic prison, thanks to a 10-year exclusivity deal with the National Park Service. Alcatraz Cruises counts 1.5 million guests per year—that's the max permitted by the National Park Service. "We always sell out," proclaims PR manager Tegan Firth. For entrepreneurs in search of a lucrative partnership such as this, she suggests having your company bid on a deal with a site that is overseen by the National Park Service. "It's great for small businesses to get into these kinds of contracts because you're guaranteed visitation," she says.