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Oregon State Capitol

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900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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Disappointing

It was smaller than I thought and the stone wasn't as clean as I would have liked it. could be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jurgen B
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Brussels, Belgium
Great tour...don't miss it!

We really enjoyed the tour here and our very friendly tour guide. This is a more modern capitol... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dan556
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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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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, gardens and grounds for strolling or picnicking.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
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"beautiful building"
in 18 reviews
"governor's office"
in 9 reviews
"white marble"
in 9 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 7 reviews
"legislative chambers"
in 7 reviews
"guided tour"
in 14 reviews
"art deco"
in 8 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 4 reviews
"great architecture"
in 4 reviews
"observation deck"
in 4 reviews
"grounds surrounding"
in 4 reviews
"wwii memorial"
in 4 reviews
"oregon's history"
in 5 reviews
"few blocks"
in 5 reviews
"downtown area"
in 4 reviews
"open to the public"
in 6 reviews
"gift shop"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was smaller than I thought and the stone wasn't as clean as I would have liked it. could be better lit at night too.

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the tour here and our very friendly tour guide. This is a more modern capitol built in the 1930s, very clean architecture. Grade school class tours were going on and the children were very well-behaved. There is some construction on either end...More

Thank Dan556
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice parkarea, but right now constructions all over. The building is impressive. I would recommend it if you are in town.

Thank Malena M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tagged along with a fourth-grade class touring the state Capitol recently. The 1938 architecture is worth the trip. (2 previous Capitol buildings burned). After viewing the House and Senate, the group viewed the governor's office, the impressive rotunda and climbed to the golden pioneer...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Undertook a self guided tour with my wife because the advertised 10:30 conducted tour was not taking place . The brochure was easily understood and it gave us a great deal of information about the building. Everyone was very helpful, and a state trooper even...More

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Plan and hour or two to read the exhibits in the hall. Walk upstairs or take the elevator to view the Senate and House Chambers.. A cafeteria is located in the basement, but open during the week only. Free. The dome is open for free...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful GGrounds.Memorial sight. History. and Beautiful on inside. Nicè To Wall arond and Let kids learn

Thank Kim F
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Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

I had a self guided tour because a political rally evidently means no guided tours. The pamphlet needs more explanation, but I was able to get answers from the superbly trained information desk employees. I’m not upset, just disappointed. Just because a loud crowd gathered...More

Thank Audrey B
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

The Oregon Capitol Building is not the classic domed building that you see in most states. It has a cylindrical top with the giant Gold Man on top. The building interior is lovely. The legislative chambers are beautiful. The carpet and ceilings are colorful and...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

We have visited the State Capitol building, and climbed all the way to the top, where the golden man stands. There's a great view from the top, and much historical data within the building.

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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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