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“Very nice on the outside.” 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 #3 of 21 Attractions in Salem
Type: Government Buildings, Landmarks
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.
Vermilion, Canada
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“Very nice on the outside.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We parked in front of the capitol to check it out. It is a very nice looking building and grounds. There are fountains, shrubbery, flowers, flags, and statues in front. It takes up a few blocks. It is quite easy to find in Salem.

Visited July 2014
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Salem, Oregon
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“Must-see for visitors to Salem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Capitol architecture is understated, with grand historic murals and sculpture. Peek into the House of Rep. & Senate rooms, visit the Governor's public office, and view art exhibits often displayed in the lobby. Stroll through beautiful parkland surrounding the capitol.

Visited May 2014
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“No-Nonsense Capitol”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Did a self-guiding tour. Got there just in time, 4 pm on Friday, to tour the building. It is closed Sat and Sun. Info booth very informative. Pay at the meter out front of capitol. Gift shop on site. Grounds outside are very nice. Garden of flags, Liberty Bell and statues.

Visited July 2014
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Vancouver, Washington
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“Beautiful Grounds. Great place for a walk/jog!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There are fountains for the kids in the hot summer. But there is a gorgeous green 'mall' right in front of the capital. Nice place for a picnic.

Visited July 2014
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“Awesome view from the top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We recently went to Portland and thought it would be nice to see the state capitol building in Salem. The tour staff were very friendly and took us up to the top of the dome which had a great view of the city and the surrounding mountains. Another guide gave a half hour history tour on the capitol building itself and took us around to each one of the chambers. There is a small but nice gift shop in the building. If you take both tours, the total time is about one hour. The best thing about these are that they are free to the public and you just need to feed the meters outside for parking.

Visited July 2014
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