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“Interesting and well-presented” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oakland Museum of California

Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607
510-318-8400
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Ranked #2 of 56 Attractions in Oakland
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Natural History Museums, Museums
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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.
London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Interesting and well-presented”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

A very pleasant surprise - really interesting and well laid-out, lots of information about the gold rush and such like, definitely worth a visit.

Visited November 2012
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Discovery Bay, California, USA
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“A piece of California history under one roof”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

This was a great curation of the great state of California. I love the state I call home and this was a great museum to understand where the state began and where we are going. From the gold rush, to Yosemitie and the great 60's, all aspects of Califiornias past tied in with history is here. Great location, and a up and coming part of Oakland, check it out...

Visited March 2012
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Santa Fe
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23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Small, but Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

The Art portion of this museum has a limited, but absolutely superb collection of modern, photographs, avant garde, and "Arts and Crafts" period pieces, primarily from California. You can do this in a little more than an hour, and admission is free on the first Sunday of every month.

Visited January 2013
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Boston, MA
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12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great collection of Bay Area Painters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Good to see a few David Park, Joan Brown and other of the bay area painters. Also, many lesser known CA artists. Museum is a very accessible; welcoming to those unfamiliar with art as well as to those who are in the profession. Aslo, although I dont; have any, it seemed like a great place to go with children.

Visited December 2012
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San Francisco
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Thought provoking shows and a great look at CA history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Saw the 1968 show here and it was fantastic! This museum never disappoints in the way that it creates an engrossing and interactive experience that really brings history to life. Very nice staff and a great thing to check out if you're in the area.

Visited November 2012
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