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“Must see when in Salem”

Oregon State Capitol
Ranked #5 of 87 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Located in a beautiful Park setting, Oregon's capitol is full of history plus the building is marvelous architecture. With art and information about Oregon it is worth a few minutes to learn more about this fantastic state.

Thank William F
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"beautiful building"
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"governor's office"
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"white marble"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"legislative chambers"
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"guided tour"
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"art deco"
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"spiral staircase"
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"great architecture"
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"observation deck"
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"grounds surrounding"
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"wwii memorial"
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"oregon's history"
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"few blocks"
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

Visiting this State Capitol is a refreshing experience as you are not met by security guards hushering you through metal detectors like many other government buildings in other states. You get to walk around at your leisure looking at the paintings in the front hall and step into both chambers. While the exterior of the building does not look like other state capitols, you should stop to have a look.

Thank Ottawajester
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We parked in front of the capitol to check it out. It is a very nice looking building and grounds. There are fountains, shrubbery, flowers, flags, and statues in front. It takes up a few blocks. It is quite easy to find in Salem.

Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

The Capitol architecture is understated, with grand historic murals and sculpture. Peek into the House of Rep. & Senate rooms, visit the Governor's public office, and view art exhibits often displayed in the lobby. Stroll through beautiful parkland surrounding the capitol.

1  Thank CascadeSalem
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

Did a self-guiding tour. Got there just in time, 4 pm on Friday, to tour the building. It is closed Sat and Sun. Info booth very informative. Pay at the meter out front of capitol. Gift shop on site. Grounds outside are very nice. Garden of flags, Liberty Bell and statues.

1  Thank cdrake3460
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