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Oregon State Capitol

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Open today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice tour

Stopped in...they didn't have the tower tour because of the smokey haze, but the did the regular... read more

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Dennis M
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Nice place to visit

The capital building is not as grand as it’s neighbors but quite nice. It’s a nice break if you’re... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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...more
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900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in...they didn't have the tower tour because of the smokey haze, but the did the regular tour. Very interesting.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The capital building is not as grand as it’s neighbors but quite nice. It’s a nice break if you’re in the area.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The building itself is nice with some interesting deco style artwork. The place is certainly not ornate or elaborate. However, the tower tour is wonderful. You walk up several flights of stairs to an outdoor viewing deck with wonderful views in all directions. The gold...More

Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not one of the prettiest capitol buildings, but at least they didn’t waste too much tax money. Somewhat stark. 1930s art deco style. The tour and info staff was great. You can visit the roof at certain times of the year/day.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building from the outside is really a weird piece of architecture but inside was really very pretty. The guide was super friendly and took her time answering all the questions and showing us the various offices. A very worth while 1 1/2 hours.

Thank Allison C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The capital building is not open on the weekend. It is surrounded by a park which is pretty. The building is rather plain and does not offer much as far as architectural style. There was a lot of construction work being done when we were...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This State Capital did not showcase much of anything. Most others have art work statues, things the state is proud of. This had nothing. Not worth the $1.50 to park for an hour.

Thank johng88888
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here to get register business names. What a beautiful capitol we have. All sorts of services available here. Do a little walking around and check the place out. Definitely worth bringing your camera.

1  Thank Katie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hike up the metal grate spiral staircase to the top of Oregon’s State Capital building. It’s free, it’s fantastic, you’re invited to experience Salem from an enchanting view. Tours start in June. Starting and ending dates are subject to change depending on the weather. Take...More

Thank Paula S
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband, daughter and I went to the State Capital today and took both tours. One throughout the building, and one that lead into the tower (121 steps!) and came out at the top of the dome just below the gold Oregon man on top...More

Thank Sandra M
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February 27, 2017|
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Response from lgl2202 | Reviewed this property |
There is metered parking on the north, south and west sides of the capitol. It's a little hard to find when legislators at in session.
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March 25, 2016|
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Response from oregonbeach | Reviewed this property |
The rest room on the main floor is open when the building is open. Generally it's closed on the weekends. The closest otherwise is McDonalds.