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Address: 856 Stanyan Street, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94117
Phone Number: 415 750 8340
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The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a landmark with a lot of history attached to it. It's beautiful to visit in the day, but even more amazing to visit during the annual Memorial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
San Francisco, California

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San Francisco, California
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a landmark with a lot of history attached to it. It's beautiful to visit in the day, but even more amazing to visit during the annual Memorial Gala. Would definitely recommend visiting if in Golden Gate Park.

Thank theprincessandqueen
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

These gardens are simply beautiful. Such a serene and peaceful spot to leisurely wander through. A true credit to those who established it and to those volunteers that maintain it.

Thank baysidegirl55
Bronx, New York, USA
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I have been fortunate enough to attend the Light in the Grove fundraiser two years in a row. This magical night is a Celebration of a year of hard work and upkeep of The Grove and raises funds for its continuation. The Gove is a serene place where the engraved names in the Circle of Friends, either your own, that... More 

Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

At home, we provide care to patients living with HIV/AIDS on a daily basis, so this memorial held some significance for us specifically. We got to Golden Gate Park by taking the 5R bus from downtown, which was a quick and easy trip. From there, it was a pleasant walk into the park itself. The grove is kept immaculately by... More 

Thank SmartyBoy
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50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The memorial is awesome, a great place to visit while in Golden Gate park, we have nothing like it in Brazil. I loved the peace and quiet.

Thank Marcellompereira
Ankeny, Iowa
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166 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

At the northern part of this huge Golden Gate Park is hidden this memorial grove, one dedicated to those suffering from AIDS and those who're fighting against it. Walking down a few steps, I saw a shrine-like open ground in the middle in a size of four basketball courts. On its two longer edges are religiously grown bushes, which I... More 

Thank Will Z
Chicago, IL
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670 reviews
346 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a sobering meander along the hillside. Relax and enjoy the quiet places for reflection. Very near the lawn bowling.

Thank Anna H
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This space is freaking awesome. I wish we had anything like this in Houston. The park is very large, with amazing spaces created to honor the loved ones we have lost to AIDS.

Thank BWM324
Langley City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The spot serves as a poignant memorial, but I also found it to be the most peaceful setting we found in the park. Difficult to locate, but this creates a sense of solitude within the busy surroundings of the park so I felt this was a purposeful design. Within the shade of the grove, if you are in the right... More 

Thank Ken S
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We entered Golden Gate Park from Haight St. so this might be why it took us a while to find, but once we did find it, it was worth it. It's a beautiful memorial of the lives taken by AIDS. It has a cute little shaded area covered by trees and plenty of seating to enjoy. I wished we had... More 

Thank Rachael W

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