4 Star Places To Visit in Spokane, Washington, United States (27)


  1. 4.5 Riverfront Park (2.082 reviews)
    - Family/beautiful sites
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Parks
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    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..
  2. 4.0 Downtown Spokane (669 reviews)
    - New design with awesome food
    Neighborhoods • Biking Trails
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    A pleasant bike ride through downtown Spokane: this 9.2-mile trail runs past some of Spokane's historical sites, like Browne's Addition neighborhood and Riverfront Park. See more..
  3. 4.5 Spokane Falls (590 reviews)
    - Relaxing Falls
    Waterfalls
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    The Spokane Falls are situated along the Spokane River, which runs through downtown Spokane. If you are in the city, I highly recommend visiting the park and the area surrounding the falls. If you do make it to the park, it is worth a trip down to the falls for some pretty views and relaxing sounds of rushing water. The falls were also the site of one of the first hydroelectric plants ever constructed and have remained a source of power for the city ever since. Although there isn't a public tour of the current plants, there are some artifacts from previous water turbines that were in use in the area on display. The Spokane Falls are really pretty looking. I highly recommend taking a stop for some pictures or to just enjoy the atmosphere of the area. See more..
  4. 4.5 Centennial Trail (575 reviews)
    - Worth a special trip!
    Biking Trails • Equestrian Trails • Hiking Trails
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    This 40 mile paved, car-free trail bordering the beautiful Spokane River has something for everyone: running, hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing. The Spokane River Centennial Trail is the backbone of the recreational trail system in eastern Washington and north Idaho, welcoming over 2.5 million users annually. See more..
  5. 4.5 Green Bluff (339 reviews)
    - everyone should expierence Hansen's Orchard
    Farms
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    Four years ago I ventured to Greenbluff for the first time in my then 70 years. Previously my parents would go to Green Bluff & bring me the fruit to make their jams and pies. In 2016 I went up myself. I happened to turn in to the first OPEN sign and was greeted by Mrs Karen Hansen. It was cherry time and I picked my 1st box full and began another box. No need to climb a ladder since the cherry branches were full and hanging low. I was even brought a chair -- divine decadence to sit, pick & sample. No matter what fruit is in season, I go to Hanson's. Wonderful fruit, great prices and fantastic owners. I will go to the orchard every chance I get during picking season. The storeshop has fruit, jams (Derrick Hansen's huckleberry is divine), honey, and craft or painted items from local artisans. ps - the 'date of travel' is for my last visit. See more..
  6. 4.0 Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (169 reviews)
    - Awesome and always changing!
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Art Museums • History Museums
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    The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (MAC) is the largest cultural organization in the Inland Northwest with five underground galleries, an orientation gallery, cafe, store, education center, community room and the Center for Plateau Cultural Studies. The museum campus also includes the historic 1898 Campbell House, a library & 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. The Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. Hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays are half-price admission days. On Wednesdays, the museum is open until 8:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and major holidays. See more..
  7. 4.5 Gonzaga University (166 reviews)
    - When Visiting Spokane, Gonzaga University is a Clean & Wonderful School to Walk Around & Enjoy the Views
    Educational sites
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    Due to the basketball team being in the national spotlight for the last 20 years, Gonzaga has significantly grown over the years. Many local housing upgrades, new buildings including a new auditorium for music and live production events, and vast improvements to the grounds that connect down to the Spokane River. A great alternative place to watch the July 4th fireworks instead of trying to park downtown. One can stroll, bike, and ride the scooters when they are available. See more..
  8. 4.0 Steam Plant Square (160 reviews)
    - My favorite place in Spokane
    Thursday: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM Points of Interest & Landmarks • Shopping Malls
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    The Steam Plant Square is a great place to come while in Spokane, not only is there a great resaurant there is a cool art gallery in the front building. The lady at the desk in the gallery knows tons of things about Spokane and the art is fabulous. Not only that I could not believe I could find so much in just one place. I found something for every one of my friends for Christmas at all the places she sent me, and she sent me to the Steam Plant for lunch, the Davenport for Coffee, and told me all about the Fox Theater and all the statues and art around Spokane. She recomended we go see Manito Park and Bowl and Pitcher in Riverside state park, plus she knew all about the Steam Plant. Great Experience. See more..
  9. 4.5 Mount Spokane (141 reviews)
    - Great family ski mountain
    Mountains • Ski & Snowboard Areas
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    Located outside of Spokane, this mountain region offers skiing and other outdoor activities. See more..
  10. 4.5 Nishinomiya Tsutakawa Japanese Garden (109 reviews)
    - Stunning October colours!
    Spent < 1 hour Parks
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    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..
  11. 4.0 Spokane Valley Mall (93 reviews)
    - A beautiful mall with great potential
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Shopping Malls
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    We loved the Macy’s store, & also enjoyed walking around & viewing the splendid design of the top story of this mall—soaring heights & gorgeous light! A very unique store, Uncle Sam’s Flag & Gift, celebrating our military & veterans, is on the ground level not far from Macy’s: We really enjoyed speaking with the manager/owner, as well as our purchases—including a pocket-sized edition of the United States Constitution! We’ve never seen such a store, & it’s incredibly patriotic & unique—lots of great items—hats, badges, pins, shirts, etc., all celebrating the different branches of our military, including the most recent addition by President Trump—“Space Force”. See more..
  12. 4.5 Mobius Discovery Center (88 reviews)
    - A hit for young boys
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Science Museums
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    Sparking the curiosity of children through exploration, play, and the arts, and igniting imaginations of all ages with fascinating exhibits, technology, and skill-building activities. Mobius Discovery Center provides a unique continuum of experiential learning that cultivates critical thinking and problem-solving abilities – foundational skills that create lifelong learners. Mobius is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. See more..
  13. 4.5 Avista Stadium (86 reviews)
    - Big Family Entertainment
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    This is the place to go if you want good family entertainment at a very reasonable price. Nothing better than going to a ball game and having a hot dog and a beer or soda. Tickets to go see the Indians are very cheap and there's not a bad seat in the house at all. Fireworks night is great family entertainment after the game and also their family feast night, where hot dogs, pop and other items are on for a dollar a piece. On these nights you can take a family of four to a ball game and feed them for cheaper than going to the movies. See more..
  14. 4.5 John A. Finch Arboretum (85 reviews)
    - Hm...this picture is not Finch Arboretum. It's Duncan Gardens at Manito Park.
    Parks
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    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..
  15. 4.5 Campbell House (81 reviews)
    - Stepping back 100+ years
    Thursday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Speciality Museums
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    The Campbell House was designed by local architect, Kirtland Cuter. Learn about the Campbell household and the changes in business, community life, and technology that faced this family, its servants, and its community, circa 1910. The journey starts in the Campbell House Activity Center located in the Carriage House. To visit Campbell House, please register first at the Northwest Museum admissions located here on campus. Tours are Tuesday-Friday and Sundays at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3 pm and are included in your admission price. Saturdays tend to be open house. Please feel free call ahead if you have any questions. See more..
  16. 4.5 St. John's Cathedral (79 reviews)
    - Gothic Architecture at it's Best!
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Points of Interest & Landmarks • Churches & Cathedrals
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    This beautiful Gothic church is located just a few minutes from downtown. It's worth a walk around the grounds just to marvel at the architecture. The church is open for service but if you would like a tour of the church you must call for an appointment. Website for more info is: stjohns-cathedral.org See more..
  17. 4.5 Riverside State Park - Bowl and Pitcher (74 reviews)
    - Hike It, Bike It, or Just Plain Walk It!
    Spent More than 3 hours State Parks
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    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..
  18. 4.5 South Hill (64 reviews)
    - Best neighborhoods in Spokane
    Biking Trails
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    Diehard cyclists will find over 8 miles of excellent mountain biking trails here, with both single- and double-track riding. The myriad interconnecting trails offer intermediate-level cycling, with steep and gradual short climbs. See more..
  19. 4.5 Barrister Winery (62 reviews)
    - Wonderful wine in a historical building.
    Thursday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Wineries & Vineyards
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    Barrister Winery is located in downtown Spokane in a beautiful brick building built in 1906. Started by two attorneys in 2001, this winery is a must visit. With bold expressive Washington grapes and some careful aging, the wines prove to be some of the best in Washington. The building boasts 18' ceilings with 100 year old brick, original wood beams, and the original wood floor. The basement is full of over 650 barrels of aging Barrister red wine. In the summer the courtyard fills up with flowers and has a beautiful barrel wall, making this the perfect place for your next event. Open 12-5 daily for tastings. THERE'S MORE: Down town tasting bar location in the Liberty building at 203 N. Washington across the street from the new Davenport Grand Hotel. Come visit us, open daily. See more..
  20. 4.5 Latah Creek Wine Cellars (50 reviews)
    - Very good wine, fun gifts for wine lovers and knowledgable staff.
    Thursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wineries & Vineyards
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    Latah wine is very good and budget friendly. Their tasting room also has many gift items for wine lovers. While tasting, you can walk around or taste in the production area or taste in the wonderful outdoor terrace. Staff is friendly and knowledgable. Accessible by wheelchair as there are no steps. Also lots of room for groups of 6 or 8. For larger groups, call ahead. See more..
  21. 4.5 Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes (47 reviews)
    - Great Visit During Lent!
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    I happened to travel to Spokane for business during Lent. I was lucky enough to arrive on a Saturday night, enabling me to attend Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes. What a blessing! I absolutely loved the two pedestals at the front of the altar, which were there during Lent. one had the Crown of Thorns while the second had three nails as symbols of the crucified Christ. The rest of the church was also beautiful. After such a wonderful opportunity, I left feeling refreshed and ready for the busy work week. Praise God! See more..
  22. 4.5 Gaiser Conservatory (43 reviews)
    - Gorgeous plants!
    Spent 1-2 hours Parks • Gardens
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    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 Time See more..
  23. 4.5 Bing Crosby Theater (42 reviews)
    - Excellent setting
    Thursday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Theaters
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    Historic theater was an excellent setting for the performance we attended. We had seats in the upper back and the sound was excellent. We had no problems finding parking downtown either. I'd recommend going downtown early, walking around and having dinner in one of restaurants. See more..
  24. 4.5 Spokane Symphony (42 reviews)
    - As good as it gets...Anywhere!!!
    Symphonies
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    Founded in 1945, the Spokane Symphony continues a long tradition as the largest and most active professional performing arts organization in the Inland Pacific Northwest. See more..
  25. 4.5 Little Spokane Natural Area (35 reviews)
    - Peaceful!
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    Trail of the Painted Rocks is a beautiful trail along the Little Spokane River! It is about 3.6 miles one way so plan for this! You can park a car at both ends of the trail or hike part way and turn around! There are sometimes moose along the river as well as other wild life and birds. Be sure to bring the binoculars and the camera! See more..
  26. 4.5 Crosby House (34 reviews)
    - What a surprise!
    Spent < 1 hour Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    I stopped in here with my parents during graduation weekend. It was really neat to see all the memorabilia displayed and presented so accessibly. It was very engaging for someone like me who didn't know more than that Bing Crosby was the reason for the Crosby Building on campus. It's not a large space but it is packed with very interesting information. Well worth the stop and highly recommended! See more..
  27. 4.5 Dry Fly Distilling (23 reviews)
    - Exquisite service! Jacqui went above and beyond, and Avant made the best hummus with pickled veggies we have ever had !
    Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Distilleries
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    Come visit the first legal distillery in the state of Washington since prohibition! We offer a full bar and restaurant plus a Special Event space. Family friendly and now open 7 days a week. See more..