Explore the Spokane Falls
Spokane’s pride and joy, the Spokane Falls roar right through downtown and cascade over a series of waterfalls. That makes it a top choice if you’re looking for a picturesque walk, unique photo, or a sensory afternoon of classic northwest scenery.
Head down into Huntington Park to get right next to the falls and the soak zone. Or drop down to the falls overlook area on the north end of the Monroe Street Bridge for the perfect view of the upper and lower falls, Spokane Falls Skyride, and downtown skyline. Then, be sure to walk along the Centennial Trail and discover the dozens of walking bridges that cross between the islands of Riverfront Park and the upper falls.
The spectacular 100-acre Riverfront Park was created for the Expo of 1974, the first environmentally themed World’s Fair. The park features breathtaking views of the roaring Spokane Falls, the historic Great Northern Clocktower, and dozens of public art installments. In the summer, the rotary fountain is the perfect place to let the kids cool off. From traditional to zany, visitors can spend a day touring the many attractions at Riverfront Park without dipping into their pocket.
The world’s largest radio flyer can also be seen at Riverfront Park. Spokane’s Red Wagon was created by local artist Ken Spiering in 1990. It is a 26-ton, 12-foot-high sculpture made of reinforced concrete and steel. It’s rumored that the wagon can fit up to 300 people on it, but we don’t suggest testing that out. Don’t miss your chance to climb the stairs and snap a picture as you relive your childhood on the wagon’s slide.
Walk, jog, bike, and sightsee! Like the Spokane River it traces, the 40-mile paved Centennial Trail provides something for everyone. Start from downtown and take the trail west through the Kendall Yards community, along the high bluff above the river, and all the way out through the massive Riverside State Park. Or, start by heading east through Riverfront Park, towards Gonzaga University, and all the way out to the Idaho border on your way to Coeur d’Alene. Whether you're lacing up your shoes, renting a bike, or bringing your binoculars, there's a pocket of the Centennial Trail waiting just for you.
River Park Square
River Park Square is Spokane’s premier destination for shopping, dining and entertainment in downtown Spokane. At River Park Square, you can enjoy AMC 20 Theaters with IMAX, explore artwork at the Kress Gallery, reserve the Fan Suite for a private event or meeting, or shop or dine at a variety of national and local stores and restaurants. While at River Park Square, visit Nordstrom, The Apple Store, Anthropologie, The North Face, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, a collection of specialty fashion and home stores, Mobius Children's Museum, and an array of dining choices including PF Chang's, Twigs, Tortilla Union, and Sushi Maru.
Feeling lucky? If you’re in Spokane, you should. Whether you want to put your card skills to use or sip cocktails, dine, and shop, Spokane has you covered. Below you’ll find just a few examples of casinos and gambling in Spokane. Delicious restaurants, buffets, live entertainment, and thousands of slot machines are just minutes away from the city center.
Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Take your chances with Lady Luck at Northern Quest Resort & Casino’s 55,000 square feet casino, featuring 1,700 slots and progressives, 37 table games, nine live poker tables and a keno/off-track betting lounge. This is true Vegas-style gambling. To add to that Vegas feeling, enjoy delicious dining, from steaks and burgers to delis and frozen yogurt. Take a break from the slots to tune into an eclectic mix of live entertainment options happening every night. And if you’re looking for a chance to relax, you’re also in luck. La Rive Spa at Northern Quest offers an abundance of spa treatments to ensure you have a chance to recharge on your getaway.
Spokane Tribe Casino
The latest addition to the Greater Spokane Region’s array of casinos is the Spokane Tribe Casino, in Airway Heights, Washington. This brand new casino showcases a full service restaurant and bar for a sit down meal between games of fortune. Or, if a quick meal is more your style, grab a bite at the express deli and get back to the tables or slots. Speaking of which, the game floor has a bar for refreshments as you play plus try your luck at the 450 slot machines or any one of 12 different table games. It’s all there for you as a spread of gaming delights over the 38,000 square foot casino. The casino is one part of the Spokane Tribe’s STEP (Spokane Tribe Economic Project) initiative which will eventually feature additional hotel, cultural, shopping and entertainment options on ancestral tribal lands. Check it out!