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Oregon State Capitol

900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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Visited the capitol and the gardens at noon just before the 1PM oclock tour.

Had a guided tour at 1PM walking 120 or something narrow steps to the roof, got an explanation on... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
Not Impressive at all

Just not eye catching nor very pretty, looks more like a tomb. Good luck parking if a busy... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chico, California
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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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  • Average7%
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900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a guided tour at 1PM walking 120 or something narrow steps to the roof, got an explanation on the building and the golden figure on the roof. Great tour.

Thank Dannyshula
Reviewed 5 days ago

Just not eye catching nor very pretty, looks more like a tomb. Good luck parking if a busy day, Blah

Thank ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here to attend a meeting with legislators and express my opinion on several subjects, and while not on tour I got to observe much of the capitol. It is a beautiful structure of gold and marble with nicely furnished congressional offices. Again, this...More

Thank 4cents-worth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Oregon state Capitol building is simply stunning. The marble inside and out really adds to the beauty. But one of the shining stars really all of the hand painted artwork and historical items shown around the building.

Thank love2beme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love coming to walk the grounds anytime to the year, but walking the adjoining plaza when the Cherry trees are in full blossom is a magical experience! Don't miss the Sequoia grove across State Street on the Willamette University grounds. The building itself is unique...More

Thank SusanMelland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I often walk in this area during the day. There is a large park surrounding the capitol with educational signs to help you identify trees and plants. Inside the capitol there are guided tours and lots of Oregon history to see. Around the Christmas holiday...More

Thank Finklebell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty capitol building. It was a bit of a challenge to find parking, but we finally did. My daughter was disappointed that the pressed penny machine was broken since she collects them and they had some that she really liked and wanted. Hopefully, we will...More

Thank TheBoss99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's worth a visit. It was interesting to see then legislative chambers, the rotunda is pretty. It was not at all crowded when we were there. Very well-kept grounds, friendly people and a great gift shop! 👍

Thank The M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Oregon State Capitol building was built in the 1930's and stands today as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation! The acoustics are amazing inside the entrance and many choirs perform inside the entrance way throughout the year. The manicured grounds are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great architecture , beautiful grounds and tours available. Wonderful state building with lots to see and grounds that are picture perfect right in the middle of our City. I have lived here all my life and still find time to walk the Capitol grounds at...More

Thank Mary T
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What kind of parking is available?
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
Is there a public restroom around the Capitol grounds that is open on the weekends?
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.