We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oregon State Capitol

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: 503-986-1388
Today
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 134 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful Garden

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
VidaMiaa
Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salem, Oregon
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
99 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lomita, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Salem, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Salem, OR, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

As extensive travelers we have visited close to half of the 50 state capitols in the United States. We think Oregon's capitol complex in Salem is among the finest. The extensive campus area is fringed with rows of cherry trees that bloom each spring. Gardens, fountains, and commemorative plaques dot the grassy expanse in front of the capitol building. Most... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Oregon
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

To the South, Willamette University with many attractions of its own (Art Museum, Theatre, cultural events, trees and flowers, "Oldest Univ. in the West", outstanding food options, etc.), to the North, two rows of glorious Cherry trees lining two blocks of park space! Come when they are in blossom! Check the website to find dates for the 2016 Cherry Blossom... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
usa
Top Contributor
265 reviews 265 reviews
74 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It is spectacular. White marble inside and out. Take the tour. About an hour. Small gift shop. A great history lesson for young and old. It helps if you know someone who lives in Salem, too add to the tour. Would do it again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

It is an interesting capitol to visit. We have visited many. The inside is quite nice with significant Oregon influence. We watched both houses in session, and they really do meet (unlike what seems to happen in the nation's capitol). If one is traveling I-5, this is a good, short stopover relatively close to the highway.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Portland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
59 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The Oregon State Capitol is a piece of Oregon history. Take a walk to the top of the "gold man." Check out the Senate and House floor coverings and just enjoy the capitol. Don't forget to walk the outside grounds which no includes a WWII Memorial on the Northwest Corner of the grounds.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Been to Oregon State Capitol? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Oregon State Capitol staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?