Spokane Vacations & Travel Packages!
A beautiful city located in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States, Spokane is positioned on the Spokane River and is the seat of Spokane County. Officially nicknamed as the 'Lilac City', Spokane is known to be the birthplace of 'Father's Day.' The city is home to beautiful waterfalls, parks, museums, and number of outdoor areas offering outdoor activities.
Places of Interest in Spokane
Worth visiting anytime all through the year, Manito Park is ideal spot in Spokane for picnicking, and bird-watching. During summer, spring, and fall, this park is great place to relish the smell of roses, to visit the Japanese or Dahlia garden, and to stroll along the paved paths. There is also a conservatory in the park full of tropical plants thriving round the year.
Adding to the exquisiteness of Spokane, Spokane Falls is one of the top tourist attractions in the city. It is located in the central business district of downtown Spokane. The falls are separated into two portions- the Upper Falls is the site of the Upper Falls Dam constructed in 1920 whereas the Lower Falls features the Monroe Street Dam, constructed in 1980 for generating hydroelectricity for Spokane.
One of the most spectacular urban parks in America, Riverfront Park covers 100 acres of land and incorporates wonderful Spokane Falls, an island, the Expo '74 Pavilion, the 1902 Clock Tower, and more. Tourists can try the Spokane Falls SkyRide to enjoy a bird's eye view of the park.
Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
Located on West First Avenue in the Browne's Addition neighborhood of Spokane, Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is a museum with collection of art and artifacts linked to the history of the local area, Native American Indian culture, and several other cultures and works of fine art. The museum is locally known as MAC and boasts an auditorium, five underground galleries, an outdoor amphitheater, an education center, and a store and cafe. Formerly the museum was known as the Cheney Cowles Museum. Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture also features Joel E. Ferris Research Archives containing photographs, maps, books, and more.