Salem is the capital city of Oregon. Set amid a park with gardens, the domed Oregon State Capitol contains a collection of art by Oregon artists. The Hallie Ford Museum of Art includes works by Pacific Northwest and Native American artists. The Willamette Heritage Center includes a Victorian wool mill, plus 19th-century homes with period furnishings. The Bush House Museum is an Italianate mansion built in 1878.
Salem lies in the center of the lush Willamette Valley, surrounded by green pastures, fields of flowers, gardens, vegetables, orchards and vineyards. Summer farmer’s markets overflow with locally-raised produce and hand-crafted products.
Salem offers a wide array of restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions. Area attractions include historic sites, museums and events that appeal to a variety of interests. Enjoy sports tournaments, arts fairs, theater and music. Several parks are within walking distance from the vibrant shopping district and historic downtown, inviting residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors year-round.