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Oregon State Capitol

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

The Oregon Capitol Building is not the classic domed building that you see in most states. It has a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert S
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Lawrence, Kansas
Take a history lesson

We have visited the State Capitol building, and climbed all the way to the top, where the golden... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
pinokeeo1
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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, gardens and grounds for strolling or picnicking.
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  • Average8%
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900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
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"beautiful building"
in 17 reviews
"governor's office"
in 9 reviews
"white marble"
in 9 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 7 reviews
"legislative chambers"
in 6 reviews
"guided tour"
in 13 reviews
"art deco"
in 8 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 4 reviews
"great architecture"
in 4 reviews
"observation deck"
in 4 reviews
"grounds surrounding"
in 4 reviews
"wwii memorial"
in 4 reviews
"self guided"
in 4 reviews
"oregon's history"
in 5 reviews
"few blocks"
in 5 reviews
"downtown area"
in 4 reviews
"open to the public"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oregon Capitol Building is not the classic domed building that you see in most states. It has a cylindrical top with the giant Gold Man on top. The building interior is lovely. The legislative chambers are beautiful. The carpet and ceilings are colorful and...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the State Capitol building, and climbed all the way to the top, where the golden man stands. There's a great view from the top, and much historical data within the building.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our 11 year old daughter here on Spring Break. She had a really great time. Our daughter thought this place was pretty cool with lots to see including stone carvings and statues.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far Salem being a very quite and small place I found this place to hang around. I liked the way it was kept. Clean and mesmerizing place in US.

Thank Shahnaz Q
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

This capitol building is of great beauty. The Lumber Jack on the pinnacle sparkles in the sun. The while (marbled, I believe) exterior of the building is pristine and commands attention. The setting is on the plush green of the lawn and the evergreen trees...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The Oregon State Capitol is an impressive building with beautiful grounds. It tells the history of Oregon. The grounds contain a flag garden arranged by year that each state entered the union. In addition, there is an areas of flags for each of the tribes...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Salem, Oregon may not be the largest city in Oregon, however it IS the State Capitol with a truly unique and beautiful capitol building and surrounding park full of friendly squirrels and gorgeous Japanese Cherry trees which put forth beautiful "clouds" of blossoms each spring....More

Thank Frances J
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

If you have never been, you are missing out on one of Oregon’s best kept secrets. So what are you missing? The gift shop which has some very unique Oregon type “things.” The small cafeteria down in the basement. The tour of the rotunda. The...More

Thank ChuckOregon
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

After driving past Salem as we drive between Portland and Corvallis, we decided to stop and see the capital. I remember as a child being impressed with pictures of the building, which didn't look like your standard capital. There is a tour you can take,...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This state capital has a unique design. The outside is not very pretty to look at & the inside is nice, but not spectacular. However, it is easy to view all of the major offices as they are all on the second floor. There is...More

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benson2017
28 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.
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Lisa s
26 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.
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