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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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It Was Very Artsy

We were going through Salem, visited the Capital Building. Very nice with Murals and Paintings on the Dome. They have a Visitor Center which was helpful. Hate to admit it, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were going through Salem, visited the Capital Building. Very nice with Murals and Paintings on the Dome. They have a Visitor Center which was helpful. Hate to admit it, but nicer city and capital building than our State House in Tallahassee, Florida.

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York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Staff was very friendly and helpful. We climbed to the roof and the view was fantastic. It is a beautiful building.

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seacoast, nh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

What a beautiful area around the capitol building. In front is a splashing water fountain that kids can run through. There is a lovely green area and rose garden. More lovely greens, gardens and whimsical statues on the side of the capitol. Only in Oregon would they have a place for children to play in water right in front of... More 

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Sileby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I looked in here as I was passing on my way into town. I really liked the murals on the walls inside. I loved the golden man on top of building outside. He would have been more fun if he could have rotated to each compass point during the day. Still it is beautifully built and kept. Staff were very... More 

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North, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Lots of open space, unlike many other state Capitols. Very nice large park with fountains and well maintained plantings. Well used by locals and visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Capital building has an amazing garden around it. Parking is convenient (parking meters). Easy walking distance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We walked around checked out some of the building and statues. The park was nice but did not stay to long due to rain. The downtown area has some really nice old homes.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Visited with a group of 7th graders and took the tour with them. We had lovely guide who told us all about the history of Ofregon, some about the legislature, how laws are passed and took us up to the Golden Man. Very informative

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Lomita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Oregon State Capital sits on parklike grounds. Worth strolling around and taking the tour. For extra credit, the McDonald's is across the street.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went on 3 graders frield trip 4/22/15, Kids had a good time looking at our Capital. My grandson love the Gold man on top. He like climbing the stairs and all the flags. Was wishing the water fountain would have been working, But other then that they all had fun and learning experience.

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Additional Information about Oregon State Capitol

Address: 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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