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Oregon State Capitol

900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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Great place with downtown close by!

We loved the capital although we didn't get to stay long since our dog wasn't allowed inside and it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Laura C
via mobile
Don't let the exterior fool you - the inside is gorgeous

While people have poked fun at the "dome," calling it a squirrel cage or coffee can, the inside... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved the capital although we didn't get to stay long since our dog wasn't allowed inside and it was very hot for her. Nice architecture here and very new and clean. Nice park located a few feet from here. Downtown area and the riverfront...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 days ago

While people have poked fun at the "dome," calling it a squirrel cage or coffee can, the inside makes up for it. Built in the mid-30s in the Art Deco style, most of the building is open to the public. Highlights include the dome's interior,...More

Thank Dave_in_Reno
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined a group and took 2 tours of the state Capitol - the first was right up to the top of the tower. There's over a 100 steps up a narrow spiral stairway, but what a view at the top. The building is art...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to the top several times and its gorgeous. Outside the capital is perfect for a picnic, and on a hot day let the kids run wild in the fountains in the front!

Thank Samantha A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buildings old and stately. Grounds well kept up. We think it would be nice that instead of D.C. All capitals did more government business in their own states. Decentralize and make state capitals more important, more money in the state, and more accountability to constituents....More

Thank Journeyman644
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff and volunteers. On odd numbered years from February to June/July, Oregon's State Capital is a behave of activity with the Legislature in session. Sign up for a tour, watch a committe hearing or a vote in the House or the Senate. Perhaps even...More

Thank Wes3rd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a great place to spend a little time or a lot of time. There is always something fun happening.

Thank Becca S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

122 steps to the top... make sure your little ones can make it, it's harder coming down than climbing up!😁 Awesome views, cool history, and beautiful parks/grounds to explore make this a fun way to spend the afternoon!

Thank FineIrishLass
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to this Depression era (1938), Art Deco-style state capital. You will need to come at a time when the stair climb to the dome featuring the gold-painted, nameless "Pioneer Man" is offered (check website for hours). The volunteer docents are...More

Thank VaporK8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to enjoy a relaxing springtime stroll through the picturesque mall to catch the cherry blossoms at their peak. Any time of year is nice, really. Catch the fountains and splash-pad on the hot days. :-)

Thank judyer104
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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.