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“A great place to walk” 4 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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Oakland, CA
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A great place to walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

The Mountain View cemetery is a great place to walk. The grounds are lush and the various headstones and monuments are interesting architecturally. The Julia Morgan designed buildings are generally open to the public and often provide the venue for concerts. The annual tulip display is beautiful.

Visited July 2013
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Northern CA
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“Nice Day Hikes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Get a map from the cemetary office or better yet, join a Docent tour. Beautiful, quiet setting and fun history!.

Visited October 2013
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Linden, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Most Unique Cemetery Ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Walking through a cemetery sounds morbid, unless you were as intriqued as we were to find out many famous people are buried here. For example, the Ghiradelli clan (smell chocolate), or the Folger family (think of coffee), plus many more. The architecture of the mausoleums were amazing and the view of San Francisco from the top of the hill at the cemetery was incredible. Make sure you pick up a map at the office which lists where all the famous folks are buried!

Visited October 2013
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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“Well worthy of the trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

The views of the bay are excellent and the landmark statuary and mausoleums are jaw dropping. Look for famous family names on millionaires row like Kaiser, Bechtel, Ghirardelli, Crocker and Merrit. The Chapel of the Chimes columbarium just outside the gates is not to be missed. It is an unbelievable gem by Julia Morgan and inspires awe.

Visited September 2013
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“Lovely old cemetery, Loads of flowers in Spring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Hard to rate cemeteries, but this has a large number of famous family plots from the movers and shakers of old San francisco. It has great plantings and is laid on flat land, gently rolling hills, and a few steep hills. In the spring their bulb collections sprout forth thousands of blooms. It is well groomed. Lots of people go there to relax, to walk, and some to bike ride. Nice place.

Visited September 2013
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