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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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  • A beautifully restored home on 40 acres in the middle of Salem. The grounds include a rose garden on other wonderful features. 
  • Ringed by a running trail with a kids playground and and art store in the middle, it is a wonderful green space. 
  • Within the city of Salem is a beautiful park with great history. I like the open meadow-like area west side of the park for just soaking up the sun. The beautiful trees provide nice setting as you wal...  read more »
  • 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
  • Great location for a picnic or casual walk. Beautiful flower area. Good for a run or even a softball game. If you're out of church on Saturday, have a lovely Sabbath walk. Also a nice place to bring kids to enjoy playground toys. There are multiple places on site.
  • Excellent place to walk around, and the rose garden is wonderful when in bloom. Also a Hotspot for pokemon go!
  • Gorgeous gardens, pleasant atmosphere with lots of cute squirrels. Great place to walk or play frisbee.
  • Great Park, it's spacious and green with a awesome walkway path winding throughout. I ventured over here while at the Salem hospital it is directly across the street.
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