In 2015, tourism in Spokane generated an estimated $947 million in visitor spending, generating more than 10,000 jobs in Spokane County. To thank our region's residents and visitors, Visit Spokane and many of its partners have created a set of free and discounted offerings and events that you won’t want to miss.
Thrill-seekers everywhere can enjoy scenic views of the Spokane region while flying through the trees at Mica Moon Zip Tours! May 1-7, zip liners who mention National Travel and Tourism Week will receive a free Go Pro rental (a $50 value!) for their ride, which includes the video footage.
Feed your child’s curiosity at the Mobius Children’s Museum. Take $2 off admission on Wednesday, May 4 to explore and enjoy hands-on exhibits about art, animals, electricity and more. Learn bike and traffic safety as you tour the miniature city in Cooper’s Corner, or discover the natural forces that have carved the unique landscape of the Inland Northwest in the Geotopia exhibit.
Whether you’re an art lover or a history buff, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture is a can’t miss attraction during National Travel & Tourism Week. Get half-price admission to the MAC on May 4 and enjoy regional history, artwork and artifacts from the Spokane area, and take a tour of the Campbell House in historic Browne’s Addition.
Bring a friend and learn about the unique historical identity of Spokane Valley at the Spokane Valley Heritage Museum. The museum will be offering buy one, get one free admission, May 4-7. While you’re there, don’t miss the new exhibit, A Young Man in a Hurry: The Life of Isaac Stevens. The exhibit showcases the former Washington governor’s controversial treaty negotiations, his Civil War heroics and his connection to Spokane Valley history.
If museums aren’t your jam, you can take a free ride on the famous Spokane Falls SkyRide on May 6 from 11am-1pm, courtesy of Riverfront Park and Visit Spokane. These iconic purple gondolas have been ranked by Conde Nast as one of the top 12 scenic cable rides in the world, and offer an unbeatable view of one of Spokane’s most memorable landmarks, the Spokane Falls. The cabin windows can be opened for an unobstructed view, so don’t forget to bring your camera!
Follow Visit Spokane on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for ideas about how to be a tourist in your own town! Post photos with the hashtag, #NTTW16, and we might share them on our own platform.