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Mountain View Cemetery

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Address: 5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4294
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Peace and Quiet

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... read more

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Oakland, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 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.

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

this is an old cemetery where many famous San Francisco people are buried the tulip display in the spring is spectacular

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Read the tombstones great Bay Area family's rest here. Amazing adventure! Filled with history and memories.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is one of our favorite places to walk, and enjoy a quiet moment of reflection or just wander and observe all the names and dates of people at rest here. The views are stunning, the parking easy, and it's heaven for your canine companion (on leash).

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

My sister lives a block away from this cemetery so we would venture out here daily for walks. The cemetery is absolutely beautiful and very well maintained. There are lots of paths for walking and it is very peaceful, as one might imagine. We saw people there walking, running and with dogs. During our walks I saw several very old... More 

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Novato, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

OK, it's not for everyone, but if you are interested in history, art or gorgeous views, Mountain View Cemetery is more than worth a visit. Check online before you go to see if there are any guided tours. San Francisco history, African-American history, sports history, gay history -- even Chinese history! -- it's all here. If you take the time... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Contemplate mortality, family, history, poetry, and horticulture as you stroll thru this amazing cemetery. There is a lot of gold rush and California history here. The structures are amazing. On a clear day, there are gorgeous views of Oakland and San Francisco. People have been known to bring a picnic lunch and picnic on Millionaires Row. Dont let the buried... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Some of the best views in the entire Bay Area. My favorite (on-leash) dog walking spot. As weird as it may seem, the cemetery is a great place for a walk.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I'm not sure that I would necessarily visit the cemetery if I were visiting Oakland, but I live 5 minutes away. This is a good place to come for the view, and to have a stroll and converse with a friend. I wouldn't recommend biking up here – it's extremely hilly. Rather, I'd park at a random spot and from there... More 

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