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Oregon State Capitol, Salem

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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  • We enjoy visiting Oregon for many reasons and one is their state parks and there is one surrounding capitol building. The building is unique art deco that took us 45 minutes for self guided tour and w...  read more »
  • Very nice Capitol building with great murals and interactive videos. Surrounding park area was lovely with a wonderful WWII memorial. If you like history and nice park and walking areas, this is a lov...  read more »
  • Nice building and maintained grounds and fountains. You can see the gold top from a good distance. Important decisions are made here 
  • Must visit at least one as it is the Capitol building... if you join the tour, you might actually learn something... or you can read the post and sign yourself... architecture is beautiful, great for snapping few pictures.. gift shop is a bit small but who actually seriously buy stuffs there... a nice park in front of the building, another place to shoot pictures... it is free, why not visit when you are in the area
  • This is more or less aimed at Oregonians rather than just the government here. Let me start with Oregonians I salute you, as a people. You have bonded together and love your fellow man/woman as well as's the little things like the willingness to let another car go in front of you, leaving as much of the natural wildlife in tact as possible even if it cost a little more money,the numerous residents I see out cleaning up the public streets and really taking pride of your homes and businesses to a point where even I Who admitingly used to litter on occasion have changed my habits just after being in oregon for 3 short hours. I've been here visiting for a few weeks now and I'm still noticing little traits and qwerks here I wish I transplant in my home state. I could go on for awhile but you should really stop reading and come check out oregonians for yourself,perhaps they'll teach you a few things too!
  • A beautiful building, both inside and outside. Take a tour up to the Golden Pioneer at least once. There are nice views up there.
  • Love Oregon and love this capitol. Great views, had some nice displays of military uniforms. Very friendly staff and awesome nearby parks!
  • I loved this building, if only because it was of such unexpected architecture: whereas an "alternative/artistic" (read: abominable kitsch) angle is so prioritized elsewhere around Oregon, this place actually reminded me immediately & overwhelmingly of the Roman Empire. I'm sure this sounds like a preposterous claim, not least to those more accustomed to Oregon's "whimsical" (read: puerile) imagery since the 60's... but seriously, the place has a slightly-folksy-yet-definitely-imperial feel to it. Oddly refreshing, particularly in such an odd state. :)
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