Spokane is a historic and beautiful town in Eastern Washington; located close to the mountains and one of the few towns in the U.S. through which a river runs. It’s a dynamic city that attracts both outdoor lovers and arts and culture enthusiasts, and as a visitor, you’ll find all sorts of things nearby from river rafting to wine cellars. Here’s a list of 10 amazing things to see and do in Spokane.
65 acres of wooded hills, the John A. Finch Arboretum is a variety of landscapes to please the eye from pine forests to a glen of rhododendrons. It’s a beautiful place to go for a walk, especially in the fall and spring. There may be no playgrounds, but there are plenty of open grassy areas to run around that are also perfect for a picnic, and there’s also a pleasant creek that runs through the park.
Address & phone number: 3404 W Woodland Blvd Spokane, WA USA +1 509-624-4832
With crashing whitewater rapids and peaceful, calm waters, rafting on the Spokane River is a perfect way to get out and experience Spokane. There are rafting tours with guides that take you right along the river through downtown Spokane, and you can also rent anything from canoes to kayaks to paddleboards at a variety of places. You can find your ideal launch site and rafting area on the Spokane water trail map. Try rafting with Pangaea River Rafting or ROW Adventure Center.
Address: Spokane River WA USA
The place to go in Spokane for all thespian entertainment, Spokane Civic Theatre puts on all kinds of shows throughout the year, both musicals and plays, from White Christmas to Little Women to Catch Me If You Can: The Musical. Civic is one of few community theaters to own its own building and land and is one of the oldest community theaters in the country.
Address & phone number: 1020 N Howard St Spokane, WA USA +1 509-325-2507
Established in 1982, Latah Creek is a pioneer of the now thriving Washington State wine valleys and vineyards. Wine Spectator heralded their merlot to be one of the best in the State of Washington. You can come and visit them right in Spokane Valley and taste their wines, as well as tour their wine making facilities and warehouse.
Address & phone number: 13030 E Indiana Ave Spokane Valley, WA USA +1 509-926-0164
By Sarah Lantz