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Oregon State Capitol

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the tour guide is super friendly

We tour the capital building during spring break. The guide is super friendly and very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
I was surprised!

Heard we were going on a tour of the capital, I wasn't sure what to think about that. We had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks 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 1 week ago

We tour the capital building during spring break. The guide is super friendly and very knowledgeable. We were able to see a house vote, and enjoyed cake at lobby .

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank shoppinghelen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard we were going on a tour of the capital, I wasn't sure what to think about that. We had a tour guide named Jim W. He made it so interesting and fun. Absolutely enjoyed it!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarolH3460
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a stop when in Salem, rain or shine. The 2nd or Oregon's Capitol Buildings, built in 1935, after a terrible fire destroyed the first, and looking good. Helpful staff throughout, and some kitsch, like a series of phone booths once used by reporters....More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well informed tour leader. Brought history to life. Visited governors desk. Will be there again.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 408vaughnw
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 February 17, 2019 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
Thank NTSU1975
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
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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.