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Address: 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
Phone Number: 503-986-1388
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Architecture and history enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to this white,...

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.

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A wonderful, historic vist.

If you have an interest in history, especially Oregon, please visit this xite. We are from Ohio, but history buffs and found this extremely interesting. DO go up to the Capital... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have an interest in history, especially Oregon, please visit this xite. We are from Ohio, but history buffs and found this extremely interesting. DO go up to the Capital Rotunda to view the landscape of Salem.

Thank Mary S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and clean. Liked the historic murals on the walls. When we went in the afternoon it wasn't busy. We loojed around and found a gift shop for souvenirs, and saw thw wall of state flags.

Thank Debbie N
Kingsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The state capital is a very beautiful building. The employees at the capital were very helpful guiding us to where we needed to go. The cafeteria was very nicely provisioned. The restrooms were nice and very accessible.

Thank crnaford
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice town, the town is really easy to get around in, the streets are wider then most big cities with one way traffic to control congestions. Great little downtown area with shops, restaurants and a theatre. Parking is free in the parking garages. Loads of interesting sites like state building, willamette university and great parks in the surrounding... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To fully appreciate this capitol I'd recommend taking the tour offered on the half-hour and led by a knowledgeable volunteer. There's a story behind each of the paintings depicting the history of the state and explanation given about the carpet designs, the state seal and the pioneer statue atop the dome. A tour was given for my wife and me... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy visiting state capitals when we travel. This one seemed very stark and institutional looking.

Thank Steve B
Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour going up to see the Golden Pioneer was fun. A long spiral stair case trip but once at top it was very well worth it. The View was great. The inside was very artful and beautiful with several historical details given. The tour is free and you can also just look around yourself. There is a onsite shop... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very beautiful Art Deco style capital building with historical murals on the main floor. Tours are free and offered frequently. The tour guide was very knowledgable and made the 30 minute tour very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids and I went here to check out Oregon's capitol building and become more acquainted with our new home state (we just moved to Salem in July). The building is impressive in both size and beauty. The kids enjoyed seeing the House and Senate rooms, and getting to sit in the Governor's office. Then, we took the Tower Tour,... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is like most other state capitols, good central place - nice to walk around the block on a sunny day.

Thank Jignesh B

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