Spokane Tourist Attractions

If you're looking for an interesting city to explore in this part of the United States, look no further than Spokane, Washington.

This vibrant city is home to a variety of tourist attractions, including the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, Riverfront Park, and Manito Park and Botanical Gardens.

There are also plenty of shopping and dining options to enjoy in Spokane, making it the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.

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Riverfront Park

Address: 507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201, United States

Riverfront Park is located just north of the downtown Spokane core, in Spokane's Riverside neighborhood.

Portions of its North Bank area extend farther north from the river, bounded by Howard Street to the west, Cataldo Avenue to the north, and Washington Street to the east.

A majority of the park's elevation ranges from 1,880 feet (570 m) to 1,890 feet (580 m) above sea level, placing it more or less level with the surrounding downtown Spokane. Its elevation varies as one moves onto the park's two islands and closer to the Spokane River.

The Spokane River and its waterfalls, the park's namesake and main natural attraction, flows from east to west through the park, beginning as a single run and eventually splitting up across three channels, creating the two main islands featured in the park.

The first split into a northern and southern channel creates Havermale Island, the larger of the two islands.

All three channels converge into a single run just downstream of the Upper Falls. The park's Upper Spokane Falls is the second-largest urban waterfall in the United States.

Manito Park and Botanical Gardens

Manito Park and Botanical Gardens is a 90-acre public park with an arboretum, botanical gardens, and conservatory, located at 17th Ave and Grand Blvd in Spokane, Washington, United States.

The park has two play structures, one in "upper Manito" and the other by the duck pond at "lower Manito". The duck pond lies in the northwest corner of the park and is home to many ducks and geese. The Park Bench Cafe, located at the intersection of Manito Place and Tekoa St., is a small cafe that serves drinks and snacks during the Summer.

Sections of the park remain in a natural, wild state. Exposed basalt is common throughout the park, especially so in the undeveloped areas where large rocks and cliffs dominate the landscape.

During Winter the grass-covered hills of lower Manito are a popular destination for sledding.

Mount Spokane State Park

Mount Spokane State Park is a public recreation area located in the Selkirk Mountains, 37 kilometers northeast of the city of Spokane, Washington.

The state park surrounds 1,793-meter Mount Spokane and other peaks, including Mount Kit Carson, Beauty Mountain, and Quartz Mountain.

The park receives 7.6 meters of snow annually and is home to Mount Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park as well as an extensive system of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

As of 2018, Washington State Park reported its acreage as 12,293 acres, making it Washington's largest state park.

Fox Theater (Spokane, Washington)

The Fox Theater in Spokane is a 1931 Art Deco movie theater that now serves as a performing arts venue and home of the Spokane Symphony.

It was designed by architect Robert C. Reamer, notable for his design of the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park.

It was part of the Fox Film Corporation Empire founded by studio mogul William Fox. The theater opened on September 3, 1931, and showed films continuously until it closed on September 21, 2000.

Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture

Address: 2316 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201, United States

The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) in Spokane, Washington, is an art museum and cultural center that showcases the work of artists from the Inland Northwest.

It has a permanent collection of thousands of objects, including paintings, sculptures, prints, and textiles. The MAC also hosts regular exhibitions of regional, national, and international artists.

John A. Finch Arboretum

Address: 3404 W Woodland Blvd, Spokane, WA 99224, United States

John A. Finch Arboretum is a public arboretum in Spokane, Washington, the United States on Sunset Hill. It is open daily without charge. Dogs are not allowed at the arboretum.

It was established in 1949 after the last living executor of the John A. Finch estate released $250,000 for the purpose.

The landscape follows Garden Springs Creek, and now contains about 2,000 trees and shrubs, including 65 groups of lilacs, a rhododendron grove, conifer and maple collections, and a nature trail.

The arboretum lies in a small valley running southwest-to-northeast carved by the creek.

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