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Oregon State Capitol

900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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Interesting Look and Nice place to Walk Through...

This Capitol is certainly not your typical looking state Capitol...architecturally. However, be... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Sanford, NC
Old world feel

Something about this building reminds me of the east coast. The rotunda is beautiful and the... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2017
Karlina C
Albany, 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, gardens and grounds for strolling or picnicking.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

This Capitol is certainly not your typical looking state Capitol...architecturally. However, be certain you venture inside, for there you will see one of the grandest domes you will ever see. Take some time to read the inscriptions to learn more about Oregon's history. On the...More

Thank NCPirate
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Something about this building reminds me of the east coast. The rotunda is beautiful and the gardens around are worth a stroll.

Thank Karlina C
Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a beautiful Capitol with great tours. One of the few Capitol's in the U.S. that does not have security to get in.

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

In the spring this is a must see, the cherry trees line the grounds and when in full bloom are spectacular. The Rhodies and Azaleas likewise along with the blooming daffodils make for a lovely walk. The grounds surrounding the capitol are planted with many...More

Thank 4snickers
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I work here, so I'm not sure why anyone would want to visit unless there is a reason to. Such as the cherry blossoms, or an event on the mall. But it's a capitol building. Lots of cold marble and Oregonian carvings of wagon trains,...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 31 March 2017

nice place to walk around and take pictures. The trees were stunning and was able to take some great photo's of my dog!

Thank Pam A
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The grounds surrounding the capitol and the University are incredibly beautiful, even during the dormant months of winter. I particularly appreciate the WWII Memorial. Simplistic, but beautiful! On the other hand, the Capitol building's exterior is far from attractive. I can't believe OR couldn't have...More

Thank Navetbill
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Take a guided tour to the top of the Oregon State Capitol in the summer. You get a great view of the Willamette Valley from the observation deck, up close and personal with the Oregon Pioneer and learn a few interesting tidbits from the tour...More

1  Thank Stacy B
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

The landscaping is flawless, the walk of flags is phenomenal, the water fountains are great for in summer. Amazing view from the top! Great place to have a picnic type lunch and the park.

Thank caylacheyenne
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Nice marble on the outside and gardens are well maintained, but March a little early, except for daffodils and lots of squirrels. However, the murals inside on the stairs leading to the two chambers are amazing work of early 20th century painting. Other interesting paintings...More

Thank 2oldgeesers
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What kind of parking is available?
27 February 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
Is there a public restroom around the Capitol grounds that is open on the weekends?
25 March 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.