Mission Mill Museum, Bush House, tour the Capital, the formal English gardens of Depwood Estates, wine tasting at one of the many wineries. For children there are several attractions including the Enchanted Forest, Thrill-ville USA and Gilbert's Discovery Village.
Quick Tips: Silver Falls State Park is located 26 miles east of Salem. This is a lovely park with beautiful waterfalls, hiking and horseback riding trails, picnicking and camping. Bicycling is also a popular activity here. A wonderful place to take the family.
Best Way To Get Around: The city has plenty of public transportation, but to visit the surrounding wineries and other attractions, a car is a must.