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Mountain View Cemetery

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Address: 5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4294
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+1 510-658-2588

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Absolutely Beautiful

This was the most beautiful cemetery I have ever walked into. It was extremely huge compared to the smaller ones in MS. Every grave was very well kept and on a very orderly way... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most beautiful cemetery I have ever walked into. It was extremely huge compared to the smaller ones in MS. Every grave was very well kept and on a very orderly way. Definitely a place to visit again!!

Thank Dena G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's easy to get to, and it's a free park. I must say that today, we found a little congestion of cars parked near the main entrance This is the final resting place for relatives and family friends. So we do come for that purpose followed by a walk or a drive through the grounds. Last weekend, there was a... More 

Thank EuForia_01
Oakland, California
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1,102 reviews
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Even though it's a cemetery, this is a beautiful park, good for solitude and walks. Also good for a simple picnic lunch. Some great Bay views.

Thank Thomas V
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21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

I recently discovered that my Grandparents' final resting spot is here at Mt. View. I went to check it out and as amazed at the size and scope of the grounds. If you are an Oakland history buff I am betting this place is a gold mine of that history.

Thank Calboy1972
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21 reviews
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted (the same guy who designed Central Park). Many of the early movers and shakers of California are buried there.

Thank Aztxcajazz
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

Frederick Law-Olmstead designed many outstanding American parks. But this urban historical gem is right in our "backyard". Reviews of Mountain View Cemetery are all on point. In addition to the outdoor grounds, there are some amazing buildings that you can go inside and appreciate some remarkable architecture. Try the official walking tour first, then go back on your own -... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

We love walking here because it's (a) totally funky and cool, with sculptures and interesting pathways and gravestones, (b) close to Piedmont shops, and (c) dogs are allowed. There are cars passing through, slowly, so don't go letting your kids and dogs running free, but still it's a pretty serene spot.

Thank CindyOak
Oakland, California
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52 reviews
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

This cemetery is a spectacular example of Olmsted's genius as a "park maker." This cemetery is, indeed, a beautiful and engaging park. It has been said Olmsted made "landscape an instrument of personal expression." In sum, the number one reason (among many reasons) I recommend a visit to this cemetery is to experience a great work of art by the... More 

Thank wowistar
Oakland, California, United States
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7 reviews
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

If you find yourself in Oakland and need a spot for some quiet reflection, check out Mountain View cemetery in the Piedmont neighborhood. Gorgeous old trees, beautiful views and poignant stories engraved in the tombstones. Architecturally and botanically interesting! And a great place to walk dogs.

Thank zenon368
Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2016

I've been to a lot of cemetery's (creepy, nope I was an honor guard member) and this by far is my favorite city/county/private cemetery. It is a great place to walk and see the city. Some of the headstones and statues are simply amazing and beautiful.

Thank Luv2hikejulie

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