Situated in the Willamette Valley, Salem, and Keizer, separate towns with different governing bodies, function largely as one due to their shared border, and bus and school systems.
Salem has worked hard to preserve its downtown and most sights are roughly within this district. There are a number of fine parks and interesting historical buildings, as well as several festivals of note.
When the site of Jason Lee’s first mission proved unsuitable, due to flooding, he moved it south, helping to found what was to become Salem. Those surviving structures now relocated near a historic textile mill are preserved in a park-like setting as Mission Mill Museum....Read More