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Oregon State Capitol

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Address: 900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: 503-986-1388
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Architecture and history enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to this white...
Architecture and history enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to this white, Greek-style building whose rotunda is topped with a gold leaf statue representing Oregon's first settlers. Inside are murals depicting state history, and outside are sculptures, gardens and grounds for strolling or picnicking.
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Great self guided walk through the Capitol building and gardens.

Go right to the visitor info desk inside the Capitol building for several guides to the Capitol; the building itself, surrounding gardens and artworks inside. A freebie tourist... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Oxnard, CA
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Beaverton, Oregon
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I've visited several times. I don't think it's overly exciting for adults but it can be a very cool place for the kids to visit. The chance to see the chambers, where our senators work etc is always fascinating for them so get them in before the reality of being adult sets in and dislike for politics in general.

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Santa Fe, NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

MOSTLY STOPPED FOR "CAPITOL" PHOTOS...pretty photogenic...liked the walkable downtown...cool...interesting shops and resturants...

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Oxnard, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Go right to the visitor info desk inside the Capitol building for several guides to the Capitol; the building itself, surrounding gardens and artworks inside. A freebie tourist attraction that holds a lot of interesting things to learn about. You can also get a historic downtown Salen walking tour map there.

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Xenia, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We found the Oregon capitol building to be one of the most fun to visit (30 so far). You can climb up in the tower with a guided group if you wish. It is the only one we have visited in which this was possible. The guided tour of the building itself was very informative. The guide was excellent.

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's a very interesting place for one and all, especially history buffs. The gardens outside and behind are lovely. There is a historic bell as well in the compound.

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Education is a must for my little ones so this is a good place for us to do some history talk about the government and even take a tour

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Visited mid-day and was able to view the Pioneer Statue and partake in a short tour of the capitol. Both lasted less than one hour and was a nice break in the day. The interior is decorated with several beautiful murals and other small displays. Perks - no metal detectors which makes for a very inviting atmosphere; pleasant and personable... More 

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Tyler
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I've been to a number of state capitals. Although I didn't find the building especially exceptional I Enjoyed the tour of the building. But it's the grounds that are phenomenal! There are areas for play and picnicking. The day I visited, a number of student groups were playing games on the lawns. I enjoyed sitting under the trees for the... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I liked this capitol because of the murals inside and the golden man on top. I did not take the tour but walked around and enjoyed the architecture and park.

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South Weber, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stop at every capitol building in the U.S. when we're traveling. It is a goal for our 16 year old to use the bathroom in every state capitol in the nation. We were all very impressed with the capitol…not just the bathrooms. We weren't able to stay and wait for the next tour, but we gave ourselves and self-guided... More 

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Additional Information about Oregon State Capitol

Address: 900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: 503-986-1388
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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