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Oregon State Capitol

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Learning about the history of the Capitol building and the state of Oregon was very fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RPHass
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Attended the swearing in ceremony of Oregon’s first female Chief Justice

I visited an attorney friend in Portland last summer and received an invitation to attend the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Mountain View, Arkansas
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Learning about the history of the Capitol building and the state of Oregon was very fascinating. You can actually see the both chambers of Congress for Oregon, as well as the governor's office that is used for like signings of special documents. As well as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited an attorney friend in Portland last summer and received an invitation to attend the swearing in ceremony of Oregon’s first female Chief Justice. One of Oregon’s justices is originally from Arkansas and she gave me a tour of the justices’s chambers after the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy going to the state capitol and I highly suggest everyone visit at sometime. Currently there is a lot of construction around the capitol itself, so a nice walk around is not one of them at this time. A walk in the mall park...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Alot of beautiful flowers and trees. Very pleasant to walk around the sidewalks of the capital. Only bummer is that they had lots of construction going on.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

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
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

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
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Reviewed April 1, 2019 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 March 30, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

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 March 19, 2019

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
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benson2017
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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Lisa s
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.
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