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Oregon State Capitol

900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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I have loved this for 65 years!

This capitol building is of great beauty. The Lumber Jack on the pinnacle sparkles in the sun... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
388carolj
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New Braunfels, Texas
A must see

The Oregon State Capitol is an impressive building with beautiful grounds. It tells the history of... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
5ontheroadagain
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Orleans
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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"
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"legislative chambers"
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"art deco"
in 8 reviews
"tower tour"
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"guided tour"
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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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"few blocks"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 26 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 23 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

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Reviewed 21 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

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Reviewed 8 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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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Though I don't think this is the prettiest State Capitol Building, it is different and therefore deserves a drive by if you happen to be in the area. With that being said I wouldn't make any special trip for it. There is a nice little...More

Thank Kirstie N
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

From the outside you think this building is small. Not till you get inside. Love walking in and looking up at the rotunda. There was some late teen kids (10 total) trying to protest out front. Something to do with teachers and students. Mostly screaming...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017

I went there in the middle of May and all the trees had fully blossomed, it was amazing. The structure of the Capitol, all marble is quite impressive. On the right of the main entrance they have Sequoias and Redwood trees, also part of the...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

It is one of those places where if you like learning about a state and it's capital, then you should come here, but if not, you aren't missing much. The park across the street is beautiful though.

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benson2017
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.
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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.
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