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The origins of Salem’s name are the subject of some debate. Some historians believe its name is biblical in origin, borrowing the last five letters from the word Jerusalem, and serving as an Anglicized version of the Hebrew word shalom, meaning “peace.” Others believe it was named by missionary David Leslie, who named the city after his hometown, Salem, Massachusetts. Either way, Salem was officially named in 1850.
Oregon State Capitol: The grounds surrounding the capitol and the University are incredibly beautiful, even during the dormant months of winter. I particularly appreciate the WWII Memorial. Simplistic, but beautiful! On the other hand, the Capitol building’s exterior is far from attractive. Take a guided tour to the top of the Oregon State Capitol in the summer. You get a great view of the Willamette Valley from the observation deck, up close and personal with the Oregon Pioneer and learn a few interesting tidbits from the tour guide. The landscaping is flawless, the walk of flags is phenomenal, the water fountains are great for in summer. However, the murals inside on the stairs leading to the two chambers are amazing work of early 20th century painting. Other interesting paintings on walls are part of a rotating collection.
Enchanted Forest Theme Park: This is a theme park for all ages. It starts with the rabbit hole you go through and ends with a haunted house, a western village. There are exciting rides and a dancing water feature. It really is fun for all ages.
Gilbert House Children’s Museum: This is one of the best, most unique children museums! It is unique in set up, spread across three houses, plus two smaller buildings and a huge outside space. Only the first floors are accessible, so people who physically cannot go upstairs pay half price. Strollers should be parked at entrance, but they allow them on the first floor if a baby is sleeping in it. Exhibits are not huge, but are well thought out. Along with typical exhibits like market, farm, doctor, dress ups, etc. there were some unique ones like a submarine, airplane, and a fort building room. The outside area is huge and amazing. A great big slide, digging area, tons of ramps and things to climb. Lots of bathrooms, changing tables. It has a great carousel, Amphitheater, walking trails and open spaces for picnics, reunions or just walking your dog. No visit to Salem is complete without hanging out at this park for a day.
Willamette University: Has the feel of a much older university. Well thought out grid, not like a rabbit’s warren. Parking and tree lined strolls between buildings. Friendly students, workmen and administrators, everyone seems to love it here. Campus is in the center of the city and a block or two from the capital. Friendly students, workmen and administrators, everyone seems to love it here. Located directly across from the grounds of the Oregon State Capitol, it extends the park-like setting of the Capitol grounds — with beautiful historic buildings, plenty of green space, and a lovely duck-filled creek running right through the heart of the campus. The cafe in the student center offers up very good food. In addition, the campus offers a variety of venues for both university and community based arts events. Willamette offers a plethora of musical opportunities, with recitals, the Oregon Symphony, and the Salem Philharmonic playing on campus. There is an excellent bookstore.
Minto-Brown Island Park: This park has so much to offer. Now that maps are posted, It’s a great place to take your dog, run, hike, or ride your bike. Most of the park is wheel chair accessible.
Riverfront Park: This pedestrian/bicycle bridge connects Minto Brown park to the south with Wallace Marine Park to the north making Riverfront Park the trail hub for the city of Salem. With the Salem Carousel, the amphitheater, water splash pad, the Willamette Queen, the A.G. Gilbert Discovery Village and a covered pavilion, what more could you ask for in a City park. Located along the beautiful Willamette River, the activities available are endless.
To get to Salem, you will fly to Portland and rent a car for your special trip. Please call TravelKatz at 352-277-7300 so we can help put this trip together for you.
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