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Oakland California Temple, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

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Wonderful, peaceful place to visit

We stopped for the afternoon on a trip to Santa Cruz and loved the experience. The temple was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Melissa D
West Jordan, Utah
Fantastic View, and Christmas Lights

Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Musical Performances, views outstanding. Enjoy the peace... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Carol V
Happy Valley, Oregon
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4770 Lincoln Ave, Oakland, CA 94602-2535
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped for the afternoon on a trip to Santa Cruz and loved the experience. The temple was beautiful and the grounds were immaculate (even though there seemed to be some construction happening). We also viewed a presentation in the adjoining visitors center and really...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Melissa D
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Musical Performances, views outstanding. Enjoy the peace there.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol V
Reviewed June 1, 2018

One of Oakland's landmarks...you can see it from far away up against the hills, especially when it is lit up at night. Good place for geneology research.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

The Oakland Temple is a wonderful place to visit whether or not you are a member of the church. Most times I go to enjoy the terrace on the second level above the courtyard reflecting pool just in front if the temple through the front...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank PaulRayAndrus
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

You don't have to be a church member to enjoy their spectacular view of the bay area. I recommend you bring the binoculars. Also, the flowers and fountains are also beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ang1370
Reviewed March 14, 2018

I am not religious, but this is quite a beautiful building. I like to go up at Christmas time and look at the display of lights and religious ornamentation.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ann W
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

We had such a good experience visiting this temple. The views are amazing. Make sure you walk across the street and up the stairs to the overflow parking lot for the most amazing picture spot. The visitors center was worth the time and I loved...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank kdnorth
Reviewed January 30, 2018

I use to come here every time I got a chance. I never went into the visitor's center or the temple until yesterday. They have a visitor's center anyone can go into. You can learn about the temple, the mormon religion, and the history of...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank jasminenbie
Reviewed January 22, 2018

BEAUTIFUL PLCE AND A VIEW FROM THE EAGLES NEST OF OAKLAND AND THE EAST BAY. During Christmas they have a beautiful Christmas display set up, The grounds are always peaceful and beautifully landscaped, The Greek Orthodox Church right next store is also beautiful and has...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank McHibernia
Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

For more than a year, I have been intrigued by the magnificent temple on the hill which can seen from quite a distance within the Diamond neighbor of Oakland. The grounds are lovely, with majestic palm trees lining the main roadway to the temple. Fountains...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank r0seadam
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Response from Barzin20 | Reviewed this property |
Honestly , It All depends. If you are well-travelled and Poor urban areas don't scare you, Fruitvale (during day) is fine. You can get great Mexican food for cheap and the area is very colorful and lively. But as Namsmom... More