Salem, Oregon: Cuckoo's Nest Mental Hospital Museum

This is the mental hospital building and grounds where "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed in 1975. Part of it opened as a museum in 2013. Among the exhibits is the hydrotherapy unit that Chief Bromden threw through a window in the movie to escape.

Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health

2600 Center St. NE, Salem, OR
Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health. I-5 exit 256. Turn west onto Market St., then make first left (McDonald's) onto Hawthorne Ave. Drive south three-quarters of a mile. Turn right onto Center St. Drive three-quarters of a mile. Turn left at the hospital sign into the hospital grounds. Park in the very first parking area on the left. Walk to the big building and check in. Museum is on the first floor of the Kirkbride Building.
Tu, F, Sa 12-4 (Call to verify)
Adults $4.
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Hydrotherapy unit.

Cuckoo's Nest Mental Hospital Museum

Open 12-4 a couple days a week.

[V, 12/02/2014]

Oregon State Hospital was the location for much shooting for 1975's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." The museum exhibits the day room television, the Big Indian's broom, and also the hydrotherapy unit he tossed through a window.

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