SalemThe most Oregon part of Oregon

First published 3 March 2022

Salem has everything you might need for a memorable experience.

Whether you are looking for a great day trip or weekend excursion, Amtrak Cascades can take you there!

With so much to see and do, Salem is a great destination for any traveler. These are just a few of the attractions and amusements that can be found in the city, so be sure to explore and find what's right for you. Have fun!

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Salem became the state’s official capital in 1859, when Oregon was granted statehood. Salem is a beautiful city with plenty of attractions and amusements to keep visitors busy for a day or even a few days. The city is home to the Amtrak station, making it the perfect destination for travelers looking to explore the area.

Maybe you want to explore the historic downtown and State Capitol Mall. Or sip pinot from an award-winning winery. And eat international food in between museum visits. Families will find plenty of kid-friendly entertainment in Salem too.

There are many places to explore within walking distance from the Amtrak Station. These are just some suggestions....

History & Art

If the Willamette Valley could speak for itself, you’d be spellbound with its tales spanning thousands of years of history and art. Today, dozens of buildings, museums, cultural centers, neighborhoods and historic sites in downtown Salem tell the tale of the valley’s storied past.

Take a trip through history at these fascinating historical locations