Cities: Salem

Salem is the capital city of Oregon, and has something for just about everyone. From beautiful vistas and parks, to outstanding performing and visual arts, to quaint shopping and amazing dining experiences, Salem perfectly encapsulates exactly what it means to be an Oregonian.

The Red Lion Hotel Salem, conveniently located just off I-5, puts you in the midst of many attractions in and around Oregon's capital city.

Oregon's capital city, Salem, as well as the surrounding region of Marion and Polk County are extremely diverse.

Attraction: Shopping, Sightseeing

Judge William Waldo, the son of an 1842 pioneer, planted this sequoia in 1872. Waldo made efforts during his lifetime to preserve the tree and over time others have saved it from the encroaching street system.

Attraction: Museums/History

This Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir was raised from a seed carried to the moon by Apollo 14 astronaut Stuart Roosa in 1971. Although Roosa was a native of Oklahoma, he was no stranger to Oregon.

Attraction: Museums/History

Presented by the class of 1942 to Willamette University on its 100th anniversary, these five giant Sequoias include the tallest of its kind on any college or university campus in the country.

Attraction: Museums/History

This pear tree is one of the oldest and largest in Oregon. It is the lone survivor of an orchard planted by the Munkre family, later known as Hager's Grove.

Attraction: Museums/History

Located in the center of downtown Salem at Court and Liberty streets, this historic building is a shopping center, a home for several cafes and restaurants and hosts many community gatherings in its conference rooms.