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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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We should be proud of our Capitol.

Took my Great granddaughter (age 10) to our capitol...she got to sit in the Governors chair, the whole building is very accessible, all the staff is very helpful, the Governor is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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La Pine, Oregon
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La Pine, Oregon
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Took my Great granddaughter (age 10) to our capitol...she got to sit in the Governors chair, the whole building is very accessible, all the staff is very helpful, the Governor is friendly, she was gone by the time we arrived, but when she's there she visits everyone!

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I was in Salem for business. I had only about an hour to see the capital. I managed to complete a self tour, read about the history of Oregon, go to the Governor's office, visit the entire capital and even go back to see the senator office's. Could of taken longer if you have less energy, but nice and open.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

One of nicest capitol buildings we have seen. It is one of the few art deco capitol buildings in the country. It has great wifi outside of both chambers of their state legislators. It sits in a lovely park, well worth a stroll during your visit.

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terrebonne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I have traveled to many states and usually make it a priority to visit the state capital. Oregon has one of the prettiest I have seen.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and sister stopped here on our way back to Portland. We took the guided building tour and the tower tour which lasted about thirty minutes each. The building tour was first, and our guide informed us of the history of the building, the seal of the State, and the murals to Oregon history and occupations in the entrance... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a Capitol building like its State - with a uniqueness of character, a casual yet sincere feel, intimate and personal in a way. This is the fourth Capitol building. Age and fires destroyed those which came before. Built in a distinct, Art Deco fashion between 1936-1938, it certainly has a unique look with its cylindrical,dome and white marble... More 

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Lodi, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We went by on the weekend when no one was around. Very nice area with a lot of open space. I especially like the memorial to Oregon Medal of Honor winners. Moving.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I spent just under an hour walking around the state capitol while I was visiting the Salem area. Lots of roses and beautiful flowers. Fun place to walk around and enjoy the scenery.

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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Beautiful in both spring and summer. During summer months the kids get to run through the fountains. The views and overall scenery is so peaceful and beautiful. Bring a book and a blanket and enjoy the day!

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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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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