Attractions

People are attracted to our arts district and our university district. They come for our “Cork District” and our “Ale Trail”. They come for our world-class concert halls and intimate music venus, Best of Broadway, nationally award winning community theatre and underground performance spaces. They come for our world famous Riverfront Park, the trail system that takes you from the urban core of downtown to the rural seclusion of the Spokane river valley in under two miles.

The problem with having this many attractions is feeling like there’s just so much to do, but the beauty of Spokane is that it’s all doable! We’re sure you’ll get used to it

Check out these quick links to different attractions in Spokane or scroll down the page


 

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Nearby Towns
Airway HeightsA 15 minute drive west on I-90 from Spokane, Airway Heights boasts attractions like Northern Quest Casino, the Spokane Country Raceway, as well as shopping, a movie theater, and the Spokane International Airport.
CheneyCheney is a small college town only 25 minutes from Spokane. Home of the infamous red turf dubbed "The Inferno" and a National football title in 2010, Cheney extends its hospitality to Eastern Washington University students 9 months out of the year and turns into a quiet farming town the other 3 months.
Liberty LakeThe City of Liberty Lake is located in Eastern Washington, and is about 20 minutes from Downtown Spokane. Liberty Lake is a family and business friendly community, with over 8,000 city residents. Our goal is to partner with residents and businesses with a focus on quality of life, the environment, and the economic vitality of our city.
North IdahoGo skiing or snowmobiling on 400 miles of trail around Priest Lake. Get that tent out and go camping in Kootenai County under the stars that shine as brightly as the garnets and silver we pull from our mines. Put a boat out on the waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene, or dip a toe into Priest River. Hike and bike the trails all around our famous panhandle, or just sit back and enjoy the majestic view.
Spokane ValleyLocated 15 minutes from Spokane, Spokane Valley is a whole new city to explore. Spokane Valley has a culture and excitement all its own. Whether at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, the Avista Stadium where the local baseball team plays, or the unique shopping areas, Spokane Valley can be your new Stay-cation getaway.
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Arts DistrictLocated in a 1.5 mile radius around the Davenport Hotel in Downtown Spokane, The Arts District is home to more than 1,000 artists in all disciplines. Spokane has over 170 arts non-profit organizations and dozens of businesses in the creative industries. With more than 1 million in attendance of arts events in Spokane every year and there are more than 1,000 arts events per month. From the Spokane Symphony and Best of Broadway to the Spokane Poetry Slam or the neighborhood festival, you'll find something for the artist in you.
Cork DistrictThe Cork District is focused in the urban core of downtown Spokane and features fifteen award-winning wineries within walking distance of one other. Better yet, it’s in the midst of Spokane's shopping, dining, and entertainment districts where you’ll find Broadway plays, James Beard recognized chefs, farm to fork culinary experiences, four star hotels and the roaring Spokane River Falls in beautiful Riverfront Park.
Historical DistrictsInstead of just one portion of Spokane having its historic roots still visible, you can find historical Spokane just about everywhere you turn. From Browne's Addition as Spokane's very first neighborhood to Riverfront Park where the 1974 World Expo was held, or even remnants of old advertising painted on the sides of beautiful brick buildings in downtown, you'll find history in every block of Spokane.
University DistrictLocated East of Division, the University District offers opportunities to address economic development issues, smart urban growth, environmental restoration, transportation improvements and affordable housing needs.
By connecting the core strengths of the educational institutions with regional economic drivers, the University District provides an urban laboratory for the creation of new knowledge and opportunities for community-engaged research that builds economic value and quality of life.
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Avenue Westave westAvenue West has sought to offer an eclectic blend of art and 100% artist owned and run. There are over 20 artists at any given time participating in showing artworks. This means that there is always an artist available to help you with your special selection and to answer any questions you may have. Avenue West has always actively participate in all First Fridays as well as First Night Spokane (our city wide New Year's Eve celebration)
Bozzi CollectionBozzi GalleryThe Bozzi Collection showcases the artwork of the finest artists in the Inland Northwest in one convenient and elegant location, in the heart of downtown Spokane.
Clay Connectionclay connectionClay Connection is Spokane's largest pottery and fused glass studio as well a full studio and supplier for both pottery and fused glass with classes for all ages and skill levels.
Kolva SullivanKolva SullivanThe Kolva - Sullivan Gallery, housed in a great industrial warehouse space, features monthly revolving shows by regional artists. Many months there is a ceramics emphasis and new work by up and coming ceramic artists from the Archie Bray Foundation as well as pieces from the Trackside Studio.
Polka Dot Potterypolka dot potteryHere you can let your inner artist soar, with pre-made pottery pieces you can focus on turning that clay into a beautiful masterpiece. After glazing, Polka Dot Pottery will fire your art and give you a call when it's ready to pick up. It's never been easier to be an artist!
Pottery Place Pluspottery placeLocated in the historic Liberty Building in Spokane, Washington, the Pottery Place Plus was founded in 1978 by a group of industrious potters looking for a way to market their craft. Now, over thirty years later, the shop has evolved into an outlet for many different types of fine craft, including metal, fibre, glass, and more.
Second Space GallerySecond SpaceLocated in the recently renovated Plechner building, it is a slice of downtown’s art experience that is not to be missed! With new exhibitions every month, there is always something new at Second Space Gallery.
Tin Man ArtworksTin man ArtFeaturing a new art show every month, Tinman Gallery, a locally owned and managed art gallery in Spokane, Washington, can be found in the heart of the historic Garland Village District, just a three minute drive from downtown Spokane.
Clay Fox PotteryClay fox Specializing in Raku fired Pottery, Jill Smith at the Clay Fox is no amateur. In between enjoying the zen of a pottery wheel she also offers courses in pottery for all levels.
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Cat Tales Zoological ParkJust outside of Spokane, located in Mead, Cat Tales Zoological Park was founded almost 30 years ago with the purpose of rescuing and supporting endangered felines. Over the years the park and the mission has grown to help dozens of animals. With over 30 animals including big cats and bears, and for a fee you can safely feed any of the animals, it is an experience unlike any other.
Northwest Museum of Arts & CultureAssociated with the Smithsonian Institution and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest with five underground galleries,café, store, education center, community room and the Center for Plateau Cultural Studies. The MAC campus also includes the historic 1898 Campbell House, library and archives, an auditorium and outdoor amphitheater. The exhibits and programs focus on three major disciplines: American Indian and other cultures, regional history and visual art.
Downtown SpokaneDowntown Spokane has become a 24-hour city with incredible shopping at the Riverpark Square, world class entertainment at the INB Performing Arts Center, the region's best dining, high-tech investment and the area’s undisputed office address. Downtown offers unique urban outdoor opportunities centered around the Spokane River, a growing First Friday Art & Retail walk, and many other events centralized in Spokane . There's something for everyone in Downtown Spokane! Come be a part of it!
Laser Questlaser quest You're never too old for laser tag. Laser Quest continues to be one of the best forms of entertainment even if that 12 year old has better aim than you.
Riverfront ParkThe City of Spokane's Riverfront Park is a 100 acre park offering the best scenic views of the spectacular Spokane Falls, great Centennial Trail bike access, attractive walking paths, year round family and group entertainment options and an engaging Sculpture Walk for over 3 million visitors a year. It is home to a 1909 Looff Carrousel, the Riverfront Park Rotary Interactive Fountain, a gondola ride offering up close falls viewing, giant screen IMAX Theatre and more. Riverfront Park is also the host of the largest regional events including Bloomsday, Hoopfest, Pig Out in the Park, 4th of July Festival, First Night Celebration and the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade along with many others.
Silverwood Theme ParkJust a short drive from Spokane, located in beautiful North Idaho, Silverwood Theme Park has over 70 rides, slides, shows and attractions, including four roller coasters, Boulder Beach Water Park, a steam engine train, live entertainment, restaurants, and more!
Spokane County RacewaySpokane county racewayLooking for your Nascar fix? Spokane has you covered. Watch race cars turn left at breakneck speeds and enjoy the Spokane sunshine while you're out on the track.
Fast Kart Speedwayfast kart Take your buddies racing rain or shine! Fast Kart's indoor course ensures you and your friends can play real life Mario Kart, no matter who the better racer is.
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Centennial Trail37.5 miles long, the Centennial Trail begins at the Washington/Idaho state line and ends at Nine Mile Falls, Washington. Our one-of-a-kind Trail has its metropolitan center section in downtown Spokane in Riverfront Park, and branches out to more rural east and west endpoints. The Trail’s path generally follows the contours of the Spokane River, allowing access for many types of outdoor non-motorized recreational activities. The Spokane Centennial Trail is contiguous with the North Idaho Centennial Trail. Together, our trails span over 60 miles and connect the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene communities.
Golf Courses With 12 local courses, and many more just a short drive to the nearby cities, you're sure to find a new favorite course. If you're looking for a challenge or just a relaxing game in beautiful Eastern Washington, stop by and play a round.
Great Outdoors Inland Northwest The Great Outdoors Inland Northwest was created with the vision of creating a community of LGBT individuals who are passionate about the outdoors. Visitors can attend 2 events before becoming members. For more information contact : GreatOutdoorsInlandNorthwest@gmail.com or check out their facebook
Mt. SpokaneMt. Spokane State Park is the largest of Washington's State Parks at 13,919 acres. In addition to alpine winter recreation, the Park offers year-round recreation including Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, camping, horseback riding, biking and hiking trails, berry picking, sightseeing, and more.
Spokane River Approximately 111 miles long, the Spokane River is perfect for those looking for a place to kayak, paddleboard, swim, boat, camp and more! The river is a perfect place to spend your summer in Spokane.

 

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