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Oregon State Capitol

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Worth the visit

We took both tours the tower tour which is 112 steps and the building tour both are. Bout 39... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
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Excellent example of mid-century design

The buildingis relatively ornate and has many interesting features. You can go into the governors... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Paul H
Salem, Oregon
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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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank Morriszo
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.

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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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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Not one of the prettiest capitol buildings, but at least they didn’t waste too much tax money. Somewhat stark. 1930s art deco style. The tour and info staff was great. You can visit the roof at certain times of the year/day.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The building from the outside is really a weird piece of architecture but inside was really very pretty. The guide was super friendly and took her time answering all the questions and showing us the various offices. A very worth while 1 1/2 hours.

Thank Allison C
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

The capital building is not open on the weekend. It is surrounded by a park which is pretty. The building is rather plain and does not offer much as far as architectural style. There was a lot of construction work being done when we were...More

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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.
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.