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Mountain View Cemetery

5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
510-658-2588
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Ranked #6 of 58 Attractions in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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San Jose, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is one of the "hidden gems" in the Bay Area, CA. Though not exactly a tourist attraction, it is serene and old enough to have the most interesting memorials. The best part however, is the spectacular views of the Bay and surrounding area.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We have never been to a cemetery like this in all of the places we have been. I can't think of a better place in which to be buried. First of all, it is a huge piece of property; secondly, it has the best views of the city and third, it is quiet and serene. The road winds up and... More

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Alberta
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I know it is weird to say that we went to Mountain View Cemetery as party of our vacation, but we did, and it was STUNNING! We loved walking around and viewing the history that this place holds, along with some stunning memorials and some stunning views. Honestly a must-see while in the area ... take an hour and just... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I'm giving 2 stars instead of 1 because this cemetery is really beautiful and I get together with other mothers to walk the grounds regularly. Unfortunately, yesterday, we were harassed by their staff, of course a male, who was offended with one of the mothers feeding her baby in public. She was even covered up, but his reasoning (yea right!!)... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

This cemetery is unbelievable. I spent hours there taking in the beautiful and serene area. Indescribable. A must see place.

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Arizona
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167 reviews 167 reviews
45 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

So Beautiful....Sounds Odd but this is truly one of the most serene places we have ever been! The views really are spectacular☆ Do Go & Pause to be Thankful for this Wonderful World + the opportunity we all have been given to Experience it:)

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Oakland, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

It's a nice place to walk. A huge park-like cemetery with a lovely chapel and many interesting old monuments. In the Spring, they have a tulip festival in the chapel with creative arrangements by local florists. About a block down on Piedmont Ave. there is the Chapel of the Chimes, a beautiful building designed by Julia Morgan, which is always... More

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Oakland, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Just amazing! Beautiful tombstones, panoramic views of the bay, safe and a wonderful way to exercise. Drop by the Chapel of the Chimes for an amazing architectural experience

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Oakland, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This large, well-laid-out cemetery is a great place for a stroll, a long walk, a hike to the top of the hill, a quiet rest, or a pleasant walk with a dog. There are magnificent tombs housing some of the bay area's past personages of note as well as lesser known families, interesting gravestones, and many graves with only a... More

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Oakland, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I know it sounds strange, but this is a cemetery that you will actually want to visit. This place sprawls over hundreds of acres of hill side land with twisting roads, fountains, and some amazing views of the city from the higher elevations. The grounds are beautiful, and my wife and I have taken a picnic lunch to the top... More

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