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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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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Oregon's Capital an Adventure

Living in Salem, for 17 years, gave me hundreds, even thousands of times to see the 'Golden Man' on top of the capital building. There's a tour to the top of the capital-it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
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Regina, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Interesting architecture makes the stop off in Salem worth the hour or two of your time. However, the surrounding government buildings and park are nothing to see. FYI Willamette University is across the street so look at it too. Salem is a cute town.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Living in Salem, for 17 years, gave me hundreds, even thousands of times to see the 'Golden Man' on top of the capital building. There's a tour to the top of the capital-it's free. You can get a good meal in the lower level. You can go to the Governor's office and say hi to his staff, and sometimes our... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Oregon State Capitol building is a splendid and beautiful place to visit. The Guest Host is friendly and helpful and there are tours to be taken at various times of the day. The grounds surrounding the Capitol Building are beautifully kept and history markers are everywhere. There are fountains to look at and some for children to play in.... More 

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Pacific Northwest
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fall time around the capital is really pretty with all the trees leaves changing colors. The area is safe to stroll in and some of the historic buildings can be toured.

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Bothell, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Took the tour up to the top and the capital tour. The guides were knowledgeable. Cute little gift store downstairs.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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117 reviews 117 reviews
46 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've been to quite a few state capitals and this one was certainly unique; I enjoyed the grounds and the architecture. I think this is worth a stop if you enjoy history or a beautiful unique building.

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Corona, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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225 reviews 225 reviews
57 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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