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Willamette University

Address: 900 State St, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: 503-370-6300
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Ranked #15 of 72 things to do in Salem
Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The oldest Liberal Arts college west of the Rockies.
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Type: Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The oldest Liberal Arts college west of the Rockies.

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English first
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Lovely little university in the middle of Salem, the river running through the middle of it is so serene and captivating. An excellent university (my aunt earned her Law Degree there), worth a quick stop if you are traveling along I-5, walk around and explore, stop in the book store and get a t-shirt.

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Katy, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Family alumni at this University, si we always enjoy visiting when we are in town, to see the changes over the years, and the growth of this Univeristy has been phenomenal. Beautiful campus and especially the Library.

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Pacific Northwest
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The buildings look to be well maintained. Some are old mixed with the new! Beautiful fall foliage this time of year.

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reno
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We have been to a lot of universities, and still think that Willamette U has such charm! Very wonderful school and great professors.! We were able to meet some of them on a Saturday!!

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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322 reviews 322 reviews
82 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Really beautiful campus grounds and nice historical buildings. Love to stroll around near the creek that runs through it. Nice to go into the cafeteria and grab a bite there. Lovely landscaping.

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Olathe, Kansas
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557 reviews 557 reviews
142 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The campus is beautiful, with lots of art work, plants, water features and places to sit and watch the world go by. It is just a wonderful place to spend an hour or two with a coffee. it backs to the capital building so you get a view of the capitol as well.

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Salem, Oregon
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Willamette is a beautiful campus and a great place to take a walk. It is located right across from the capital building in central Salem. Not only is it lovely, but it has a first rate cafeteria with great food at reasonable prices that is open to the public. Terrific place to enjoy lunch any time of the year.

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Spokane, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Attended the wedding of my niece at Cone Chapel on March 29, 2014. Such a beautiful chapel and beautiful campus. The wedding was so lovely. Wish there would have been someone who knew how to play the organ, it would have added so much to the pre/ceremony. The temperature in the chapel was very warm. The reception was held across... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

One of the oldest university's in the nation, founded by the early Methodist missionaries in the "Oregon Country." Gorgeous campus, vintage buildings, state-of-the art buildings. All of brick construction. Check out the Hatfield Library, stroll along the millstream, take in a lecture, or musical event. Consistently rated among the top liberal arts universities in the nation. (Well yes, I'm an... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We are visiting colleges for my daughter. We loved Willamette! The best part was lots of the professors take their dogs to work! When we visited the science department there was a corgi there to great us! My daughter's favorite subject and favorite dog!

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