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Oregon State Capitol

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent example of mid-century design

The buildingis relatively ornate and has many interesting features. You can go into the governors... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paul H
Salem, Oregon
Capitol Building

The office was closed when we got here. So we were unable to go inside to see what it's made up... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grande Prairie, Canada
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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...more
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900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301-4042
+1 503-986-1388
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The buildingis relatively ornate and has many interesting features. You can go into the governors public office when it's not in use. The senate and house chamber are also interesting to view. If you get hungry there is a good breakfast and lunch restruant in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The office was closed when we got here. So we were unable to go inside to see what it's made up. The outside architecture is so fascinating. A good spot for pictures

Thank Morriszo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in...they didn't have the tower tour because of the smokey haze, but the did the regular tour. Very interesting.

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The capital building is not as grand as it’s neighbors but quite nice. It’s a nice break if you’re in the area.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself is nice with some interesting deco style artwork. The place is certainly not ornate or elaborate. However, the tower tour is wonderful. You walk up several flights of stairs to an outdoor viewing deck with wonderful views in all directions. The gold...More

Thank schmutaki
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Not one of the prettiest capitol buildings, but at least they didn’t waste too much tax money. Somewhat stark. 1930s art deco style. The tour and info staff was great. You can visit the roof at certain times of the year/day.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The building from the outside is really a weird piece of architecture but inside was really very pretty. The guide was super friendly and took her time answering all the questions and showing us the various offices. A very worth while 1 1/2 hours.

Thank Allison C
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The capital building is not open on the weekend. It is surrounded by a park which is pretty. The building is rather plain and does not offer much as far as architectural style. There was a lot of construction work being done when we were...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This State Capital did not showcase much of anything. Most others have art work statues, things the state is proud of. This had nothing. Not worth the $1.50 to park for an hour.

Thank johng88888
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here to get register business names. What a beautiful capitol we have. All sorts of services available here. Do a little walking around and check the place out. Definitely worth bringing your camera.

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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.
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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.