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“The place comes alive!” 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 #10 of 118 things to do in Oakland
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Burke, Virginia
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14 reviews
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“The place comes alive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is a well maintained cemetery. Its an old cemetery but they keep the grounds pretty nice. Its simply a pleasant visit with departed loved ones. The staff have always been helpful.

Visited May 2013
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151 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Both beautiful and historically interesting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is more than a cemetery. It's a park for public use. The park a breathtaking site that's perfect for a long walk or a drive. When you first enter, you can stop and pick up a map of the site and literature about the architecture and some of the more famous "residents." If you have time during the weekend, there are three-hour tours led by a docent on specific Saturdays and shorter overview tours on others. Their website -- www.mountainviewcemetery.org -- has more information on tours and events.

Visited February 2013
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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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“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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