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“Too much is hidden away” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Oregon State Capitol

Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
503-986-1388
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Ranked #4 of 72 things to do in Salem
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
Portland, Oregon
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“Too much is hidden away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I've been to at least 30 state capitol buildings. Some visits are memorable and others not so much. Oregon's is one of those "not so much." I like the architecture but the place is dark. There's little to see or do in it, unlike others. The grounds are the best part.

Visited July 2012
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Keizer, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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“Historical relaxation.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I actually enjoy the fountains, Wilson park, the flags, and just reading the different county info that is outside on the cement in the fountain park...the inside is nice, too, and buzzing w/excitement during legislative sessions...lots of squirrels, take nuts during winter.(not the ones always protesting this or that either...ha-ha). Adds to the interest.

Visited August 2012
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Hermiston Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“just a fast visit for Rose”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I lived here for the first 16 years of my life...took Rose to see the capital on the outside...was tired so just a quick visit, evening time, photos and then to the hotel

Visited August 2012
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
“Beautiful Capitol”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

I've toured other state capitols and love Oregon's. It's really worth walking through the building and the beautiful grounds.

Visited September 2011
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Aurora, Oregon
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Nothing Special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Nothing really stood out. Directions were difficult to follow. People were rude and not very helpfull. Parking is horriable

Visited July 2012
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