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Oregon State Capitol

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Always worth a stop

It’s always nice to stop in at the Capitol, especially when special events are going on. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
SeasideRendezvous88
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Oregon
Went at the right time!

Visited in mid-November, and it was the same day they brought in the big Christmas tree, smelling... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Velvet_Rain
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Judsonia, 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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900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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

Thank Sunny L
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We took both tours the tower tour which is 112 steps and the building tour both are. Bout 39 minutes each and are well worthwhile The tower gives you a good view and the building give you The history

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Reviewed September 17, 2018

The buildingis relatively ornate and has many interesting features. You can go into the governors public office when it's not in use. The senate and house chamber are also interesting to view. If you get hungry there is a good breakfast and lunch restruant in...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

The office was closed when we got here. So we were unable to go inside to see what it's made up. The outside architecture is so fascinating. A good spot for pictures

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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in...they didn't have the tower tour because of the smokey haze, but the did the regular tour. Very interesting.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The capital building is not as grand as it’s neighbors but quite nice. It’s a nice break if you’re in the area.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The building itself is nice with some interesting deco style artwork. The place is certainly not ornate or elaborate. However, the tower tour is wonderful. You walk up several flights of stairs to an outdoor viewing deck with wonderful views in all directions. The gold...More

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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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