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Oregon State Capitol

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

The tour going up to see the Golden Pioneer was fun. A long spiral stair case trip but once at top... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Salem, Oregon
Amazing piece of history

This is a very beautiful Art Deco style capital building with historical murals on the main floor... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Vancouver, Canada
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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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  • Average8%
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900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

The tour going up to see the Golden Pioneer was fun. A long spiral stair case trip but once at top it was very well worth it. The View was great. The inside was very artful and beautiful with several historical details given. The tour...More

Thank Falcon0822
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a very beautiful Art Deco style capital building with historical murals on the main floor. Tours are free and offered frequently. The tour guide was very knowledgable and made the 30 minute tour very interesting.

1  Thank CanadaKids
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My kids and I went here to check out Oregon's capitol building and become more acquainted with our new home state (we just moved to Salem in July). The building is impressive in both size and beauty. The kids enjoyed seeing the House and Senate...More

1  Thank Kendra V
Reviewed 2 August 2016

It is like most other state capitols, good central place - nice to walk around the block on a sunny day.

Thank Jignesh B
Reviewed 30 July 2016

The surrounding is area is very nice, as are the gardens surrounding the building. Visiting the interior is a relatively short experience with plenty of interesting history to soak in. Its atypical architecture also helps make this building well worth a visit as it is...More

1  Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The building is very nice with inspirational messages on the walls that I doubt many of the people working there ever read. Nice art on the walls and the information person was very helpful. Unfortunately we arrived after 2 PM and missed the last tour...More

Thank or-ontheroad
Reviewed 27 July 2016

State capitols are how a state presents itself to the world. Here they tell their history, present their achievements, show their products, etc. Oregon's state capitol is no exception to this generalization. Take the tour. You'll learn a lot more about Oregon than you would...More

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Built from white marble-beautiful murals depicting the history of Oregon. All topped off with the gold pioneer on the top of the building. A not to be missed visit is in order here.

Thank Jean H
Reviewed 19 July 2016

A highly informative free tour of the state capital is well worth the time - and it's free. This free tour only took about half an hour and was filled with interesting info about the building and Oregon's history. The volunteers at the information booth...More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We enjoyed visiting this state capitol. It is the 42nd one we've been to. What made it so enjoyable was visiting with the friendly employees who work here. They take great pride in their work. We also learned that Oregon is pronounced "Ore-gun" not "Ore-gone"...More

2  Thank nowincolorado
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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
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.