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Lake Merritt - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA, USA

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About Lake Merritt

One of the unique urban spaces in the United States. It is historically significant as the United States' first official wildlife refuge, designated in 1870, and has been listed as a National Historic Landmark. It is surrounded by parkland and city neighborhoods. It features grassy shores, several artificial islands intended as bird refuges and an interpretive center called the Rotary Nature Center at Lakeside Park. It has a boating center where sailboats, canoes and rowboats can be rented.


Attractions Near Lake Merritt

Camron-Stanford House
Camron-Stanford House0.35km from Lake Merritt

The Camron-Stanford House is the last of the beautiful 19th century mansions that once surrounded Lake Merritt and was the home to five influential families before becoming the first museum in the City of Oakland. The home was built in 1876, and its first occupants were William Walker Camron and his wife, Alice.

Children's Fairyland
Children's Fairyland0.84km from Lake Merritt

America's first storybook theme park, located on the shores of Lake Merritt in the heart of Oakland, California. it includes 10 acres of play sets, small rides, and animals. The park is also home to the Open Storybook Puppet Theater, the oldest continuously operating puppet theater in the United States.

The Cathedral of Christ the Light
The Cathedral of Christ the Light1.08km from Lake Merritt

The Cathedral of Christ the Light, also called Oakland Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland in Oakland, California. It is the seat of the Bishop of Oakland. Christ the Light, the first cathedral built entirely in the 21st century,

Temple Sinai
Temple Sinai1.81km from Lake Merritt

Temple Sinai is a Reform synagogue located at 2808 Summit Street in Oakland, California. It is the oldest Jewish congregation in the East San Francisco Bay region.

Shoreline Park
Shoreline Park2.18km from Lake Merritt

Middle Harbor Shoreline Park is located on San Francisco Bay and the Port of Oakland entrance channel. The park entrance is at the intersection of 7th and Middle Harbor Streets. It is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to dusk.

Morcom Rose Garden
Morcom Rose Garden2.33km from Lake Merritt

The Morcom Rose Garden is located in a residential neighborhood in Oakland. It has thousands of exotic roses and the Amphitheatre of Roses in the garden is an enchanting location for weddings, renewals, memorial celebrations and ceremonies. Visitors will see winding walkways, a reflecting pool, graceful stairways and fountain cascades.

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This is a county in the state of California which was the seventh most populous in the state

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