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Ranked #1 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Gardens; Specialty Shops; Outdoors
Owner description: We invite you to stroll through our 10-acre display gardens during Bloom Season early May to early June. Gift shop, plant... more » Owner description: We invite you to stroll through our 10-acre display gardens during Bloom Season early May to early June. Gift shop, plant sale, cut Iris by the stem or by the dozen. Gardens open dawn to dusk. FREE admission, FREE parking. Gardens closed during the off-season. Office open year-round. « less
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Ranked #2 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: A theme park nestled in the beautiful lush forests of Oregon with lots of hands on see and do adventure. Stroll through... more » Owner description: A theme park nestled in the beautiful lush forests of Oregon with lots of hands on see and do adventure. Stroll through Storybook Lane, the Western Town. and the English Village, home of the Fantasy Fountains water-light show. Rides include the Ice Mountain Bobsled Roller Coaster, the Big Timber Log Ride, indoor target shooting Challenge of Mondor, bumper cars plus several kiddy rides and a walk-through Haunted House. The outdoor comedy theatre presents farces on fairy tales during the summer months. Picnicking, gift shops, food and more. « less
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: Architecture and history enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to this white, Greek-style building whose rotunda is topped with a... 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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Ranked #4 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: ; Children's Museums; Museums
Owner description: Gilbert House Children's Museum (formerly known as A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village) is a private nonprofit children's museum... more » Owner description: Gilbert House Children's Museum (formerly known as A.C. Gilbert's Discovery Village) is a private nonprofit children's museum located in downtown Salem's Riverfront Park. Founded in 1989, Gilbert House provides innovative and stimulating educational experiences which spark children's natural curiosity. The Museum's mission is to "inspire children to learn through creative play." This is accomplished through fun and challenging exhibits, camps, birthday parties, membership opportunities and outreach programs in the sciences, arts, and humanities. The Museum is composed of three historic houses; the Rockenfield House, Gilbert House and Parrish House. « less
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Ranked #5 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Libraries; Cultural
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Ranked #6 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Historic Sites; Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Smack in the middle of the city sits the 90-acre Bush's Pasture Park, with trails for jogging, walking or biking, picnic... more » Owner description: Smack in the middle of the city sits the 90-acre Bush's Pasture Park, with trails for jogging, walking or biking, picnic areas and playgrounds, Oregon's oldest greenhouse conservatory and the historic Bush House Museum, a Victorian home with original wallpaper and furnishings. « less
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Ranked #7 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Parks; Outdoors

Minto-Brown Island Park is a very large park in southern Salem. It has a large off-leash area for dogs and many miles of paved paths thru a variety of different landscapes: by the... more »

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Ranked #8 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #9 of 21 attractions in Salem
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Ranked #10 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Historic Sites; Museums; History Museums; Cultural
Owner description: Costumed guides take visitors through all stages of the wool production process at the restored 1889 water-powered wool mill... more » Owner description: Costumed guides take visitors through all stages of the wool production process at the restored 1889 water-powered wool mill located on a five-acre museum complex that also includes other museums and historical buildings. You can also view the water-driven turbine that provides electricity for the buildings. « less
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Ranked #11 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
The oldest Liberal Arts college west of the Rockies.
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Ranked #12 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: An outstanding collection of Native American baskets is one of the highlights of this Willamette University museum, which... more » Owner description: An outstanding collection of Native American baskets is one of the highlights of this Willamette University museum, which specializes in art of the Pacific Northwest and also features European and Asian art. « less
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Ranked #13 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Museums
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Ranked #14 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums; Museums

Located in Bush’s Pasture Park, the Bush House Museum offers tours to the public and preserves and interprets the heritage of the Bush House and Bush’s Pasture Park to illuminate... more »

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Ranked #15 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: State Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #16 of 21 attractions in Salem
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Ranked #17 of 21 attractions in Salem
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Ranked #18 of 21 attractions in Salem
Ranked #19 of 21 attractions in Salem
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Ranked #20 of 21 attractions in Salem
Category: Educational Sites; Playgrounds; Amusement/ Theme Parks; Game/ Entertainment Centers; Amusement Parks
Owner description: We are a Socialization Center and Private SchoolWe teach children ages 2 - 6FrenchSpanishEnglishSign LanguageMannersSocial... more » Owner description: We are a Socialization Center and Private SchoolWe teach children ages 2 - 6FrenchSpanishEnglishSign LanguageMannersSocial SkillHow to deal with conflict situations Communicating EffectivelyMath /ABC's/123's/ScienceDanceMusic INFANT CARE/NURSERY SCHOOL/PRESCHOOL/PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN/SUMMER DAY CAMP « less
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