12 Sights in Oakland, United States (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Oakland, United States. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Oakland, United States.

Sightseeing Tours in Oakland

1. 11th Avenue Buddha

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11th Avenue Buddha greenkozi / CC BY 4.0

The Oakland Buddha is a statue of a Buddha placed in a traffic median in Oakland, California, in 2009. The statue was placed by neighborhood resident Dan Stevenson who was upset about the frequent use of the median for illegal dumping. Stevenson attached the statue to the median using epoxy and rebar to deter theft of the figure. The city's Public Works Department initially stated that it would remove the statue after receiving a complaint about it, but backed off its plans to do so after receiving substantial opposition. After its installation, local Vietnamese residents made the statue into a Buddhist shrine for daily worship services. Following the installation of the statue and its conversion into a shrine, Oakland police stated that criminal activity in the area, including dumping, graffiti, drug dealing, and prostitution, had dropped by 82% as of 2014.

Wikipedia: Oakland Buddha (EN)

2. Paramount Theater

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Paramount Theater

The Paramount Theatre is a 3,040-seat Art Deco concert hall located at 2025 Broadway in Downtown Oakland. When it was built in 1931, it was the largest multi-purpose theater on the West Coast, seating 3,476. Today, the Paramount is the home of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and the Oakland Ballet. It regularly plays host to R&B, jazz, blues, pop, rock, gospel, classical music, as well as ballets, plays, stand-up comedy, lecture series, special events, and screenings of classic movies from Hollywood's Golden Era.

Wikipedia: Paramount Theatre (Oakland, California) (EN), Website

3. Hillside Club

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The Hillside Club is a neighborhood social club established in 1898 by residents of Berkeley, California's newly formed Northside neighborhood to protect the hills from unsightly grading and unsuitable buildings. It took its cue from the Arts and Crafts movement. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places since April 16, 2004, under the name "Berkeley Hillside Club"; and listed as a Berkeley Landmark by the city since January 12, 2004.

Wikipedia: Hillside Club (EN), Website

4. Lightship Relief

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United States lightship Relief (WLV-605) is a lightvessel now serving as a museum ship in Oakland, California. Built in 1950, she is one of a small number of surviving lightships, and one of an even smaller number built specifically for the United States Coast Guard. Along with her sister ship, the WLV-604 Columbia, she is a good example of the last generation of lightships built. She was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

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5. Oakland Aviation Museum

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Oakland Aviation Museum, formerly called Western Aerospace Museum, was founded in 1981 as a non-profit organization operating an aviation museum located at North Field of Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California. It has over 30 vintage and modern airplanes, both civilian and military, and other displays that highlight noted aviators and innovators.

Wikipedia: Oakland Aviation Museum (EN), Website

6. African American Museum & Library

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African American Museum & Library Oakland Public Library / CC BY-SA 3.0

The African American Museum and Library at Oakland (AAMLO) is a museum and non-circulating library dedicated to preserving African American history, experiences and culture on 14th Street in Downtown Oakland. It contains an extensive archival collection of such artifacts as diaries, correspondence, photos, and periodicals.

Wikipedia: African American Museum and Library at Oakland (EN)

7. The MADE

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The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment is an Oakland, California, museum dedicated to digital art and gaming, with fully playable gaming exhibits. Its mission is to collect and curate video games, digital media concept art, and gaming systems, to teach the public about digital art and the process of gaming creation.

Wikipedia: Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (EN), Website

8. Henry J Kaiser Convention Center

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Kaiser Convention Center is a historic, publicly owned multi-purpose building located in Oakland, California. The facility includes a 5,492-seat arena, a large theater, and a large ballroom. The building is #27 on the list of Oakland Historic Landmarks., and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2021.

Wikipedia: Kaiser Convention Center (EN)

9. Hillside School

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Hillside Elementary School is a 50,302 ft2 former public elementary school in the hills of Berkeley, California, at 1581 Le Roy Avenue, bordered by Le Roy Avenue, Buena Vista Way, and La Loma Avenue. It is registered as a local historic landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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10. USS Potomac

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USS Potomac Copyright 2003 Christopher J. Wood Chris j wood at en.wikipedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

USS Potomac (AG-25), formerly USCGC Electra, was Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidential yacht from 1936 until his death in 1945. On August 3, 1941, she played a decoy role while Roosevelt held a secret conference to develop the Atlantic Charter.

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11. Oakland California Temple

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Oakland California Temple

The Oakland California Temple is a temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in the hills of Oakland, California. It was built in the early 1960s, as part of a project announced by church president David O. McKay.

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12. Chabot Space and Science Center

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Chabot Space and Science Center, located in Oakland, California, is a center for science learning featuring interactive exhibits, planetariums, a large screen theater, hands-on activities and three powerful telescopes.

Wikipedia: Chabot Space and Science Center (EN), Website


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