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Oregon State Capitol

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Address: 900 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
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+1 503-986-1388
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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Architecture and history enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to this white,...

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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Oregon's birthday cake.

Being born in Salem and also working for the government, I have had the opportunity to enjoy the Capital and the Capital Mall area on a regular basis. The marble build is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Being born in Salem and also working for the government, I have had the opportunity to enjoy the Capital and the Capital Mall area on a regular basis. The marble build is beautiful inside and still has cute character to it that boast of a time past. beautiful architecture and artwork, including a rock and mineral display of Oregon rocks... More 

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Anchorage
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful and historic art-deco building is well worth the time to visit, whether wandering on your own or taking the free guided tour. We climbed the narrow circular interior staircase to the very top, trying hard to ignore a family with small unparented kids who were attempting to take us out on the metal somewhat scary stairwell, and followed... More 

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Portland, Oregon, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Oregon Capitol is a must see attractions. Specifically, walk the finely manicured grounds and have a picnic. If possible, attend the tour of the Capitol rotunda, not for the person who is scared of heights or may not be able to walk up quite a few flights of stairs. You need to pay particular attention to the painting on... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Our State Capital Building is beautiful...and a place you can take the whole family. It's especially gorgeous when all the trees are in bloom. They offer tours.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The Oregon Capitol building is beautiful. We stopped in and were invited to go on a tour. The tour was very informative and the tour guide was very friendly. The grounds are very nice as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful day, very knowledgeable guide, easy climb up the spiral staircase, fantastic views, 360 degree view of mountains and city.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Well worth the trip! We were not able to take in the tour but found the building both beautiful and interesting. The staff there were very hospitable and informative.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had our wedding right outside the capitol on the gazebo. It was a perfect day. I only wish the water fall would of been turned on. The area is kept very clean.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This building is truly inclusive. It's expansive lawn and flower beds complement the clean exterior design. The inside is worth a tour, but call ahead.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This State Capitol built on the site of the original that burned to the ground was constructed in 1937 and has an incredible rotunda as well as impressive legislative wings. You can climb stairs to the top for an incredible view of the Willamette Valley. Lunch is also offered in the café located in the basement. A very historic must... More 

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