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.

With the Oregon State Capitol and the Salem Conference Center nearby, both travelers on business and history lovers will find a comfortable and convenient base at our Salem hotel.

Located midway between the Cascade Mountains and the breathtaking Oregon Coast, Salem is home to Oregon's State Capitol and close to a wide variety of attractions and places to explore.

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

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

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 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

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

Walking into the Reed Opera House in downtown Salem is like stepping into a different time.

Willamette Valley Pie Company was started in 1999 by the Gerald Roth family, who has been growing berries locally in Salem for three generations.