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Mountain View Cemetery

5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4294
+1 510-658-2588
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Beautiful and Sorrowful

This is a lovely cemetery with gorgeous views. It is also very big so you can take a long walk. It... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2018
Ann W
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San Leandro, California
Incredible & Peaceful

An absolutely beautiful cemetery with gorgeous views of the Bay. Lots of history here. Nice place... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
MarceeBright
,
Tracy, California
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“julia morgan” (12 reviews)
“buried here” (12 reviews)
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5000 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-4294
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"resting place"
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"designed central park"
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"tulip display"
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"ride bikes"
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"great place for a walk"
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"pumpkin patch"
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"peaceful place"
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is a lovely cemetery with gorgeous views. It is also very big so you can take a long walk. It is sorrowful because of the people I loved who are buried there.

Thank Ann W
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

An absolutely beautiful cemetery with gorgeous views of the Bay. Lots of history here. Nice place to take a walk and relax.

Thank MarceeBright
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Mountain View Cemetery is an Oakland gem. Not only is it a family resting place for many, but also the final resting place of a great number of historically significant people, such as Julia Morgan; Civil War generals; Charles Crocker, One of the “Big Four”...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Mountain View Cemetery at the top of Piedmont Avenue is a scenic gem in the heart of Oakland, with all levels of walking accessibility. The winding roads throughout the graveyard afford many options for catching panoramic views and stopping to walk amongst historic and present-day...More

Thank Duhhg
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is a gorgeous cemetery and also works as a city park. People stroll here and even take picnics. Great landscape design, interesting tombs, great views of the Bay.

Thank Thomas V
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Our son and daughter in law took us on this journey during our trip. We had our Lyft driver drop us off right inside. We had a nice walk around and took many photos of the California famous. Lovely place. We later walked in to...More

Thank monkeytrashman
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A quiet place, of course, but easily accessible and a spot of green in the middle of the city. We come to walk or ride bikes on the weekends. Great seasonal spirit: pumpkin patch, holiday lights, tulips in the summer. My family has a plot...More

Thank Jen V
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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Want a quiet, safe place to ride your bike, or just to stroll? Now, do not laugh, but this is it. Although less beautiful than in 30-40 years ago, it is still a calm peaceful place to visit.

Thank jo9bloe
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Yes, it does seem strange to write about a cemetery, but this one is so different. Heard about this through the folks at Visit Oakland, and I will certainly be back to reflect and explore more. This place is so popular that when you enter...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Generally well kept. It was nice to drive and walk through this 200+ acre cemetery to see the creativity in the structures, the inscriptions, historical relevance (like the plots with babies that died from polio). This was a first where I consciously toured a cemetery,...More

Thank Shamiracle D
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