Please be aware that Daylight Saving Time
(DST) changes in Salem OR do not necessarily occur on the same date every year.
In Salem OR, DST starts on the 2nd Sunday in March and ends on the 1st Sunday in November.
Facts About Salem, OR
Information for Travelers
Salem, Oregon's state capital, is in the heart of the Willamette Valley in the northern part of the state, less than an hour's drive south of Portland.
It's a city that boasts many unique attractions, including a golden Oregon Pioneer atop the State Capitol building overlooking the surrounding countryside.
Visiting public gardens, children's museums and riverside carousels are some of the many fun things to do in Salem.
And enchanted theme parks, prestigious universities and the Willamette Heritage Center offer even more places to visit.
Several outdoor attractions offer free things to do in Salem, including leisurely trips to natural areas like Minto-Brown Island Park, where the setting sun often touches a sea of color.
Romantic places and restaurants abound in Salem's central district.
This is where much of the fun is also found at night, including weekly events at the historic Elsinore Theatre.
The Hallie Ford Museum of Art includes works by Pacific Northwest and Native American artists.
The Willamette Heritage Center includes a Victorian wool factory as well as 19th-century homes with period furniture.
The Bush House Museum is an Italian mansion built in 1878.
Read about Salem in Wikipedia