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#1 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Movie Theaters
A throwback to the 1930s with its art deco architecture.
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#2 of 48 in Oakland
Category: History Museums; Art Museums; Natural History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Oakland Museum of California provides unique collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities designed to generate... more » Owner description: The Oakland Museum of California provides unique collections, exhibitions and educational opportunities designed to generate a broader and deeper understanding of and interest in California's environment, history, art and people. Museum programs are responsive, accessible and meaningful to the public, including school children, teachers, scholars, the immediate Oakland community, and an increasingly diverse California population. « less
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#3 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Parks
The official designation given to the numerous parks found in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.
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#4 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Cemeteries
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#5 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Bodies of Water
Saltwater lake in the middle of the city.
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#6 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Theaters
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#7 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Zoos

The Oakland Zoo is a great family/children's zoo. It's located in a nice hilly/tree area which has made a great habitat for the animals they have. They have a small amusement park... more »

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#8 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Architectural Buildings
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#9 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: Children's books come to life at this ten-acre outdoor park that displays 30 colorful sets depicting make-believe lands of... more » Owner description: Children's books come to life at this ten-acre outdoor park that displays 30 colorful sets depicting make-believe lands of Alice in Wonderland, Captain Hook and others. « less
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#10 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Science Museums; Observatories/ Planetariums

Surround yourself with dazzling sights of the universe at Chabot Space and Science Center, located in the Oakland hills, just 10 minutes from downtown Oakland. The Center features... more »

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#11 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Ships; Specialty Museums
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#12 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Theaters
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#13 of 48 in Oakland
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#14 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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#15 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Gardens; Parks
One of the best public gardens in the state offers Japanese, Polynesian, and many other types of gardens.
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#16 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
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#17 of 48 in Oakland
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#18 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Neighborhoods
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#19 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites
A prime example of Victorian taste and wealth.
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#20 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Educational Sites
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#21 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Sports Complexes
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#22 of 48 in Oakland
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#23 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Mysterious Sites
Owner description: A true California Labyrinth! Uniquely wild and untamed, in a wilderness setting, at a geologic cross-roads where the orient... more » Owner description: A true California Labyrinth! Uniquely wild and untamed, in a wilderness setting, at a geologic cross-roads where the orient meets the American west. A fascinating, fun and informative webspace about a remote wilderness labyrinth located in the San Francisco bay area. Includes a spiritual primer as well as rich visual imagery and sound tracks. « less
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#24 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Neighborhoods
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#25 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites
Location of 16 restored early Oakland Victorian homes.
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#26 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Historic Sites
Jack London's Yukon home during the winter of 1897-98.
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#27 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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#28 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Museums
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#29 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Boat Tours
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#30 of 48 in Oakland
Category: Children's Museums
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