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     "Oakland, CA"
     Oakland, California

    Originally inhabited by the Ohlone Indians, explored by the Spanish, colonized by Mexico, and the U.S., Oakland has maintained its rich cultural heritage. Oakland's charm exceeds its man-made wonders. The tumbling hills, vast forests, and other natural wonders provide for outdoor escapes amid the urban environment. According to a University of Wisconsin study, Oakland is the most ethnically diverse city in the U.S. Oakland events include: Cinco de Mayo, Festival of Greece, Chinatown Streetfest, Black Cowboys Parade and Heritage Festival, and Silver Star Pow Wow and Indian Market.

     Children's Fairyland
     corner of Grand Ave. and Bellevue
     Oakland, California
     (510)452-2259 or 238-6876
     This children's attraction offers an amusement park about fairy tales, nursery rhymes and live animals.

     Children's Zoo
     9777 Golf Links Rd.
     Oakland, California
     (510) 632-9525

     Greek Othodox Cathedral of the Ascension
     4700 Lincoln Ave.
     Oakland, California
     (510) 531-3400
     The byzantine style cathedral overlooks Oakland and the bay.

     Jack London Square
     bordered by Clay St., Alice St., the Embarcadero and the Oakland estuary
     Oakland, California
     (510)522-3300 or 893-7956
     The square is a colorful waterfront area where concerts are played sometimes.

     Kaiser Center Art Gallery
     300 Lakeside Dr.
     Oakland, California
     (510) 271-6157
     The art gallery offers a variety of changing exhibits.

     Lakeside Park
     North shore of Lake Merritt
     Oakland, California
     (510) 444-3807
     The park offers families fun for the day.

     Lakeside Park Garden Center
     666 Bellevue Ave.
     Oakland, California
     (510) 238-3208
     The garden center features a beautiful flowers and an herb and fragrance garden.

     Mills College Art Gallery and Antonio Prieto Memorial Gallery
     Mills College campus
     Oakland, California
     (510) 430-2164
     The art galleries offer changing exhibits by contemporary artists and other students.

     Morcom Amphitheater of Roses
     700 Jean St.
     Oakland, California
     (510) 238-3187
     The area offer 8 acres of gardens and reflecting pools.

     Mormon Temple
     4770 Lincoln Ave.
     Oakland, California
     (510) 531-1475
     The center ha magnificient religious architecture and also offers a scenic vista of Oakland and San Francisco.

     Oakland Convention & Visitors Authority
     550 10th St.
     Oakland, California
     (510)839-9000 or (800)262-5526

     Oakland Museum of California
     10th and Oak Sts.
     Oakland, California
     (510) 238-2200
     The complex offers three main galleries about the ecology, history and art of California.

     Oakland Zoo at Knowland Park
     9777 Golf Links Rd.
     Oakland, California
     (510) 632-9525
     The park has amusement rides and over 300 exotic and native animals in naturalistic habitats.

     Rotary Nature Center
     Grand and Perkins
     Oakland, California
     (510) 238-3739
     The center offers a seasonal display of animals.

     Skyline Boulevard
     Oakland, California
     On clear days the entire East Bay area is clear.

     Western Aerospace Museum
     8260 Boeing St.
     Oakland, California
     (510) 638-7100
     The museum is housed in a 1940 hangar and offers a collection of unusual aircraft.

     Woodminster Amphitheater
     3300 Joaquin Miller Rd., Joaquin Miller Park
     Oakland, California
     (510) 687-4225
     The amphitheater offers broadway plays and musicals.

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