Oregon’s capital city, Salem offers an incredible location in the center of beautiful Willamette River valley. Surrounded by scenic beauty, this popular destination welcomes guests with green pastures, vineyards and fields of colorful flowers. It’s also home to a variety of tourist attractions, along with great dining and shopping. Here’s what you should see while you are visiting.
1. Bush’s Pasture Park
This 90-acre botanical garden and public park includes open spaces, gardens, sport activities, walking paths and historical buildings.
2. Willamette Valley Cheese Company
Sample award-winning handmade, aged farmstead cheeses, including famous Gouda, Brie, Cheddar and Mozzarella.
3. Historic Deepwood Estate
Built back in 1894, this stunning Queen Anne Victorian property was voted one of the top four historic homes in the West.
4. Reed Opera House
Opening in the 1870s, this historical landmark houses unique stores and restaurants, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
5. Salem Carousel
Climb aboard this magical attraction, featuring enchanting music and motion, along with ornately carved, hand-painted horses.
6. Salem Wine Trail
Savor distinctive blends at Oregon Honeywood Winery, the oldest producing winery in the state, or savor delicious hard cider at Wandering Aengus Ciderworks.
7. Salem’s Riverfront Park
Enjoy an outdoor movie at this popular gathering place, featuring an expansive 22-by-13-foot inflatable screen.
8. Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre
This iconic local landmark showcases New York-quality live theatre, entertainment, culture and style in the heart of downtown Salem.