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Oregon State Capitol

900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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One of the more unusually shaped state Capitol buildings

We joined a group and took 2 tours of the state Capitol - the first was right up to the top of the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karen M
Horsham, United Kingdom
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Breathtaking views

I've been to the top several times and its gorgeous. Outside the capital is perfect for a picnic... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Samantha A
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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%
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900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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Reviewed 4 days 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 4 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come to Oregon and have any interest in history and/or politics, you should visit our Capitol. There are tours to climb the stairs to the top where the "Gold Man" is giving you great views of downtown Salem and on a clear day...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were there on a Saturday. Usually only open on weekdays but there was an event going on, which we were told happens about once a month. Very interesting presentation on Oregon native tribes and the history of blacks and Hispanics in the state. There...More

Thank Cathy K
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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.
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.