If you’re going to visit the capital of Oregon for any length of time longer than a day make sure to consider employing our Oregon car hire services as you’ll surely need a car in order to get around in a quick manner.
The city is most easily reachable by train and road since the city does not have a dedicated airport, the closes one being the Portland Airport which is located at about an hour’s drive to the north. Regardless of how you get there, once there you will surely need our Salem car rental services in order to get about your business.
Once in the city you should take the opportunity to visit the Oregon State Capitol Building and take the tour up to the Oregon Pioneer statue situated at its top. The present-day Oregon Capitol Building has an interesting history, actually being the third capitol building the city has had because the previous two were both destroyed by fire, the first one being burnt to the ground in 1855 and the second one burning down in 1935.
There’s also the Mission Mill Museum, this is the site where you can see a working Thomas Kay Woolen Mill and visit some historic Salem buildings which make up the museum and date back to the 1800′s.
For those interested in the history of farming equipment, there’s the Western Antique Powerland which features steam powered tractors and other antique farm equipment from across the world.
The Bush House was built just after the first settlers arrived and is now home to some of the the city’s finest art.
Downtown Salem also features the historic Reed Opera House which features an art gallery, a couple of restaurants and a few shops.
Salem is a very green city, keeping with its tradition of being the “Cherry City”, there are actual cherry trees planted all around town and there are quite a few rather large parks around the city, such as the Bush’s Pasture Park and the Salem Riverfront Park.
These are of course only a few of the things that you can see and do while in Salem so make sure to employ our Salem car hire services in order to better explore the city and its surroundings.