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Bush's Pasture Park, Salem
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Bush's Pasture Park is a public park and botanical garden in Salem, Oregon, United States. It is also the site of the Asahel Bush House, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and is now operated as the Bush House Museum.Bush House MuseumThe park and Italianate Victorian house date to 1877-1878 when they were built for Asahel Bush, founder of the Oregon Statesman newspaper and subsequently of the Ladd and Bush Bank. In 1882 Bush added a still-extant conservatory for his daughters, claimed to be the first greenhouse west of the Mississippi River. It is now filled with period plants.Owned by the City of Salem, the house has been open to the public since 1953 and is now operated by the Salem Art Association as the Bush House Museum. The museum features Victorian period furnishings and original wallpapers, and is open for guided tours from Wednesdays through Sundays. There is a small admission fee.Bush Barn Art CenterThe estate's barn that was used to house farm equipment is now the Bush Barn Art Center, which is operated by the Salem Art Association. The Center features two contemporary art exhibition galleries, the A.N. Bush Gallery for exhibits by regional, national and international artists, and the smaller Focus Gallery for local artists. There is also a crafts gallery with consigned works for sale. Admission is free.
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  • Great house to visit with large park to enjoy walking, relaxing eating or anything you like to do in a park. Away from the noise of downtown.Beautiful gardens to enjoy. 
  • Love walking through this huge park. You can get a nice, long walk by going all around the park and through it. Lots of access points with paved walkways, bathrooms, baseball diamond, a few tennis cou...  more »
  • Anytime of the year is a pleasure to wander through this park. The gardens are so nicely kept up. Take a tour of the house too. 
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  • Giant park with lots to do for everyone! There is path that allows you to walk around the entire park, 4 tennis courts, a football/track field, play set for the little ones, a beautiful garden and much more be explored!
  • When I Google it, it told me 90 acres. More like 9, but the trails are nice and the flowers are pretty. There's also a lot of squirrels that will eat out of your hands. A cute park.
  • Beautiful park right downtown. Large kids' playground. Walking path circumvents the park. Gorgeous trees.
  • It's an awesome place to get out and relax and it's big enough you can get into the woods and be away from everybody. There is an awesome jogging Trail all the way around the park as well and it's perfect for meeting up with friends because its location is in the center of Salem
  • Excellent place to walk around, and the rose garden is wonderful when in bloom. Also a Hotspot for pokemon go!