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Oregon State Capitol

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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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Capitol State Park leads up to the Capitol and is lined with cherry trees. A Cherry Blossom Festival is held in early March (blooms or not) and features Japanese cultural exhibits, demonstrations (dance, calligraphy, etc), activities (dress in Hapi coat/Yukata for a photo, origami,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank iamhere555
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the Oregon capital building last fall. Beautiful city beautiful building. So much history. We really enjoyed our selves.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Donald B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always under construction.. Oregon spends too much $$ on the building and not on the nearby community.Tours are no longer available on a whim...Not really available for the people more for government.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

I love this time of year at the capitol. Displays are in the displays. The rocks of the state are lined up in neat for us to see. But the best is the singing a student's the lights of the trees presents for children in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susan R
Reviewed December 9, 2018

The architecture of the Oregon capitol building is outstanding. The location with the tree lined streets and proximity to parks and homes as well as nearby businesses make this an interesting stop. It definitely has a small town feel as far as capital cities go....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

It was an impressive building, but beware it’s closed on weekends in the winter. Worth the trip can’t wait to see it when there’s not so much construction going on.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TomTravelers
Reviewed November 18, 2018

It’s always nice to stop in at the Capitol, especially when special events are going on. The Christmas concerts are enjoyable. We also enjoy the Japanese cherry blossom festival. Lots of construction currently going on around the building so it will be nice when that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Visited in mid-November, and it was the same day they brought in the big Christmas tree, smelling fresh and wonderful! Got to see them hoist it up! The building itself isn't one of the more ornate ones and we weren't able to go on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Velvet_Rain
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Displays inside gave us visitors a variety of details about state demography, legislation and capitol building history and architecture. Architectural symbols are of interest in their social context.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank MrFrugality
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

I realize they are working on the building but my impression was that it looks like a prison or mausoleum. Very unattractive architectural style for a State building. Running the gauntlet between allocated monies for construction and ending up with something impressive is surely a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.