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Oregon State Capitol

900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
503-986-1388
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Ranked #6 of 31 Attractions in Salem
Type: Government Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: Architecture and history enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to this white, Greek-style building whose rotunda is topped with a gold leaf statue... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Corona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We got to the Capitol first thing in the morning and had missed the first tour; however, there was a tour guide who wasn't scheduled for another 45 minutes, so he took us on our own personal tour of the building. He spent a lot of time telling us about the building and escorting us to the different areas. He... More

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Maryland
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a very interesting capitol, with wonderful murals depicting historic scenes such as Lewis and Clark. The Senate and House chambers are lovely, with incredible wood in each. If in Salem, stop by for the history!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Capitols are always great places to visit not only the Building itself but the City too and Salem did not disappoint us. It is made of white marble and very different than so many of the dome capitols that most capitols are. The grounds a very nice as well. It is worth a stop and don't forget to get your... More

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Salem, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Beautiful grounds, Fascinating, informative displays inside. I don't feel like a felon entering the building, just good security. Even purchased a few things from the gift shop

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Rochester, New York
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28 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the half hour tour of the capitol building, but did not climb up to the top of the tower. It was interesting to see the capitol. It is not the most elegant capitol building, but you have to realize it was built during the Depression by WPA workers, so they were working on a tight budget. But then... More

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Seguin
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Closed on the weekend... At least I could not get in.. Fountains were nice. But 15 kids were playing in them.. Good flowers for photos... Not sure why I could not see flags in the front of the building... I was told they are on the ends of the building.. Pretty small building.. Oh well... That was number 22 of... More

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Victoria, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We hadn't planned on seeing the State Capital, however after finding ourselves downtown, we decided to drive by. It is totally worth seeing, everything about the building and property is beautiful.

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Savannah, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I can safely say that Oregon's Capitol doesn't resemble any of the other state capitols, particularly with its dome. Tours were readily available and divided into dome tours and tours of the building itself. They're eager to take you - we were even approached for a dome tour while we were in a legislative room. The staff here is friendly... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised to find the state capital wide open to the public. Walk to the Senates chambers and see it up close, walk around to the Representatives chamber and find the same thing. The Governor's ceremonial office is open as well. Outside find a park like setting with all of the state flags I order of their admittance... More

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Seattle
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Located in a beautiful Park setting, Oregon's capitol is full of history plus the building is marvelous architecture. With art and information about Oregon it is worth a few minutes to learn more about this fantastic state.

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