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“Beautiful!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mountain View Cemetery

Mountain View Cemetery
5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
510-658-2588
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Ranked #6 of 53 attractions in Oakland
Type: Cemeteries
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Athens, Georgia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Absolutly beautiful cemetery! Take advantage of the bi monthly tours on Saturdays (see the website for a calendar).

Visited January 2013
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Oakland, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Tiptoe Through The Tulips”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Perhaps a somewhat unsettling venue, this is an inspired spot when its famous springtime tulips are in bloom.

Visited December 2012
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Bay Area
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great place for jogging, dog walking, views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Head to Oakland's Mountain View Cemetery for peaceful jog, walking your dog or just enjoying a view of the Bay Area with a cup of coffee. Fantastic sunset views as well. Great place for contemplation and seeing historic graves of California's "founding fathers." Designed by same architect that designed NYC Central Park.

Visited December 2012
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oakland, ca
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Family history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Families like mine have multiple generations buried here, and we see many folks just running and/or "sightseeing" on the hillsides. Go to the center first and get a guide to famous burial sites, but really stop and see the changing demographic of the bay area reflected in the names, and the markers of people from all around the world.

Visited November 2012
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Oakland, California
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“Incredible views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Originally designed by the landscape architect who designed the Stanford campus, a good bit of UC Berkeley, and NYC's Central Park, this place feels like an idyllic park with green rolling hills. What makes it truly worth the visit is the stunning views of downtown Oakland, the Bay, and SF. On clear days you can see Mount Tam in Marin, and even further North.

Visited October 2012
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