4.5Riverfront Park(2.082 reviews) - Family/beautiful sites Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Parks
With one of the best urban falls in the nation, Riverfront Park's ideal downtown location that is surrounded by the Spokane River offers a variety of activities from biking the Centennial trail, walking paths, attractions such as a 1909 Looff Carrousel and Gift Shop, SkyRide Over the Falls, IMAX Theatre, Tour Train, Amusement Rides and an outdoor covered ice rink make this park a destination. The Red Wagon and Rotary Interactive Fountain provide hours of fun. With plenty of easy parking, the region's best events are also hosted on this 100 acre green space including Hoopfest (World's Largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament), Bloomsday Road Race, 4th of July Celebration, Pig Out in the Park Food and Music Festival and many more. The Spokane Convention Center, Spokane Arena, RiverPark Square, many downtown eateries and hotels border the park making this a great place to visit. The Sculpture Walk also highlights the best art in Spokane.See more..
5.0Manito Park(1.480 reviews) - Fun and Free Parks • Gardens
We have been to many different botanical gardens. Manito Park is not as elaborate or impressive as some of the other places we have visited, but it is free and is a great place to relax and enjoy nature. Probably the most interesting places in the park are the conservatory, Rose Hill, and the Duncan Gardens. You may get a different experience at different times of the year. I have seen pictures of the Duncan Gardens with very vibrant colors. At the time of our visit the plants were a bit more muted, but it was still a pretty area to see. The conservatory had a decent collection of tropical and succulent plants. The park can get crowded and parking can be limited, but we were able to find a place to park without issue even in the middle of the day. On the whole, I highly recommend visiting Manito Park. Is a great place to experience the outdoors and nature with plenty of flowers to see.See more..
We were visiting Spokane in search of autumn colours and did we ever hit the jackpot at these lovely Japanese Gardens. The colours were so vivid and bright, we almost needed sunglasses! But you know, there is so much more to the gardens than just the colours in the fall - the water, the bridge, the statuary - we bet it's gorgeous all through the growing season. If you miss this, you'll have missed something incredible!See more..
4.5John A. Finch Arboretum(85 reviews) - Hm...this picture is not Finch Arboretum. It's Duncan Gardens at Manito Park. Parks
Hm...this picture is not Finch Arboretum. It's Duncan Gardens at Manito Park. Finch Arboretum is a large natural park. Lovely in any season. See more..
If you like hiking, this park is for you! There are trails everywhere and most are super easy. The kiddos will love the loop trail, especially when they get to cross the bridge over the Spokane River. Bring your camera and don't miss this outstanding state park. Note: You will need a Discover Pass or pay a $10 use fee. There are campgrounds, clean toilets, and lots of places to explore. Don't miss climbing up the overlook!See more..
Display greenhouse Sometimes closed on Wednesdays for maintenance. Hours: Spring 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. First weekend of Daylight Saving Time to May 15 Summer 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. May 16 to September 15 Fall 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. September 16 to October 31 Winter 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. November 1 to the Friday before Daylight Saving TimeSee more..