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Willamette University

900 State St, Salem, OR 97301
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Ranked #15 of 31 Attractions in Salem
Type: Educational Sites
Description: The oldest Liberal Arts college west of the Rockies.
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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311 reviews 311 reviews
79 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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154 helpful votes 154 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
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
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Liked: friendly,helpful people Liked:athletic facilities getting facelift- beautiful Disliked: that there was snow "drifts" on the ground!

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Salem, Oregon
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We are senior citizens in the community and always enjoy our time at Willamette's campus. We never miss their Christmas choir concert, "Christmas a Hudson Hall." We often drive to Willamette U. to go for walks under the ancient trees and admire the beautifully kept grounds and brick buildings, the old architecture and the new. The many benches under the... More

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Salem, Oregon
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Great and rigorous MBA program. Beautiful campus with a nice river flowing through the middle of the campus. Soccer field open for the public, but sometime could be occupied by formal matches in which a reservation might be required.

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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Great weekend visiting the campus. Beautiful campus, fun activities. Fun to see dorm life . Great choral program

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