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Oakland, California, USA

Attractions in Oakland, California


  • Children's Fairyland
    699 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
    510-452-2259, Popular nursery rhymes come to life at this enchanting three-dimensional fantasy park that sits on ten beautiful acres and features many exhibits and rides for children... more info  map

  • Museum of Children's Art
    538 Ninth Street, Oakland, CA 94607
    Located Between Washington & Clay
    510-465-8770, You can view exhibits created by children, as well as participate in art classes and working studios, while at this children's museum. more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Cameron-Stanford House
    1418 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612
    Located on the Shores of Lake Merritt
    510-444-1876, The interior of this historic house reflects the decorative arts of 1876-1883 and the house and garden offers unique museum tours. more info  map

  • Dunsmuir House and Gardens Historic Estate
    2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94615
    510-615-5555, This 16,224 square foot, 37 room Colonial Revival mansion features ten fireplaces, a Tiffany-style dome ceiling, and inlaid parquet floors. The home allows visitors to... more info  map

  • Pardee Home Museum
    672 Eleventh Street, Oakland, CA 94607
    510-444-2187, This National Historic Landmark home is one of the greatest architectural buildings of Northern California and it gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of the Pardee... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Mountain View Cemetery
    5000 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
    510-658-2588, A historic 223-acre, Frederick Law Olmsted-designed cemetery located in the foothills of Oakland and Piedmont. more info

Museums & Galleries

  • African-American Museum and Library of Oakland
    659 Fourteenth Street, Oakland, CA 94612
    510-238-6716, This museum and library is dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and sharing the African-American experience in California through its many exhibits and artifacts. more info  map

  • Crucible
    1260 Seventh Street, Oakland, CA 94607
    510-444-0919, The Crucible is "a non-profit educational collaboration of arts, industry and community." A sculpture studio, educational foundry, and metal fabrication shop, The... more info  map

  • Ebony Museum of Art
    1034 Fourteenth Street, Oakland, CA 95619
    510-763-0745, This museum preserves and presents African-American art, as well as promotes greater appreciation of African-American heritage. Tours are available. more info  map

  • Joyce Gordon Gallery
    406 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
    Located in the Downtown District of Oakland
    510-465-8928, Joyce Gordon Gallery is a commercial fine art gallery that exhibits art that "reflects the social and cultural diversity of the Bay Area and international artists." more info

  • Junior Center of Art and Science
    558 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
    510-839-5777, Visitors will enjoy the potter studios, art activity rooms, animal-drawing areas, and the many exhibits at this cultural arts center. more info  map

  • Mills College Art Museum
    5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 95619
    510-430-2164, This museum holds a collection of local and international exhibits, European and American prints, Chinese and Japanese ceramics, Asian and South American textiles, and... more info  map

  • Oakland Asian Cultural Center
    388 Ninth Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607
    510-637-0455, The largest Asian-American culture center in the nation, this center contains art and photography exhibits and it offers classes and educational programs. more info  map

  • Oakland Aviation Museum
    8260 Boeing Street, #621, Oakland, CA 95619
    510-638-7100, Discover fascinating aircraft displays, artifacts, a giant flying boat, and an Electra similar to the one flown by Amelia Earhart while at this museum. more info  map

  • Oakland Museum of California
    1000 Oak Street, Oakland, CA 94607
    510-238-2200, This award-winning museum is one of the most architecturally interesting museums in the country and it has a three-tier blend of spacious galleries, terraces, sculpture... more info  map

  • Oakland Museum of California
    1000 Oak Street (at 10th Street), Oakland, CA 94607
    510-318-8400, Oakland Museum of California's collections of more than 1.9 million objects include seminal art works, historical artifacts, ethnographic objects, natural specimens, and... more info

  • USS Potomac
    P.O. Box 2064, Oakland, CA 94604
    Located at FDR Pier, Clay Street at Embarcadero
    510-627-1502, Called the "Floating White House" by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, this 165 foot National Historic Landmark is one of the few floating museums in the country with exhibits... more info

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Joaquin Miller Park
    3300 Joaquin Miller Road, Oakland, CA 94602
    510-531-9597, This 500 acre forest is one of the last urban redwood groves and it is named for the poet and environmentalist who made his home here. It houses the Woodminster... more info  map

  • Lakeside Park
    666 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94619
    510-238-3208, This 122 acre park is home to Lake Merritt, the largest saltwater lake in the United States. It is also home to formal gardens, a children's amusement park, and plenty... more info  map

  • Morcom Amphitheater of Roses
    700 Jean Street, Oakland, CA 94610
    510-238-3187, This eight acre municipal rose garden offers more than 6,000 rose bushes of all varieties. The bloom season is from May through September. more info  map

  • Oakland Zoo, The
    9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, CA 94605
    Located at Knowland Park
    510-632-9525, This zoo features over 375 native and exotic animals of 114 species in their native habitat environments. It also offers educational activities, a library, and a... more info  map

  • Redwood Regional Park
    Located on Redwood Road near Skyline Boulevard
    510-635-0138, One of the oldest parks in the East Bay, this park features five-mile, ten-mile, and sixtenn-mile walking and running loops, all shaded by its 150-foot-tall redwood... more info

  • Rotary Nature Center
    600 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
    510-238-3739, This place is the oldest wildlife refuge in the United States where you can observe resident and migratory waterfowl up close. Educational programs are available. more info  map

  • Tilden Regional Park
    482 Grizzly Peak Road, Oakland, CA 94612
    510-562-7275, Nestled on 2,077 acres, this park features a botanical garden, an 18 hole golf course, petting zoo, and miles of hiking, biking, and running trails. Peace Grove, the... more info

Science & Technology

  • Chabot Space and Science Center
    10000 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94619
    510-336-7300, This 86,000 square foot center features one of the largest public telescopes in the United States plus it offers a space-flight simulator, a 250-seat planetarium, a... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Gondola Servizio
    568 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland, CA 94619
    510-663-6603, Take a private cruise on Lake Merritt in authentic gondolas that were handbuilt in Venice and be entertained by a serenading gondolier. more info  map

  • Port of Oakland
    530 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607
    510-627-1100, Established in 1927, this port is one of the five busiest in the United States, as well as in the top 20 worldwide. The port offers harbor tours the third Thursday of... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Pacific Coast Brewing Co.
    906 Washington St., Oakland, CA 94607-4032
    Very few brewpubs offer beer from other breweries, but in their quest to open the ultimate beer emporium, Steve Wolff and Don Gortemiller have gone out of their way to... more info  map


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