When people think Spokane, they think Riverfront Park. From the thundering Spokane Falls to the towering, historic Great Northern Clocktower to the hand-carved Looff Carrousel, the sprawling 100-acre campus is home to many of the region’s most iconic attractions.
Walking and Biking
One of the best ways to enjoy Riverfront Park is to explore the scenic trail system. The 40-mile paved Centennial Trail travels through the park, allowing walkers, joggers and bikers to explore the Spokane River for miles in either direction.
For a short sojourn, take the trail west from the park. After you cross Post Street, the trail dips below the Monroe Street Bridge for a spectacular view of the lower falls. Continue traveling west where you’ll pass shops and restaurants and discover more viewing stations.
To get even closer to the falls, walk the cascading tiers of neighboring Huntington Park. To get there, travel just west of Riverfront Park through the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place adjacent to City Hall. Then, revel in stunning views as the park’s stairs and tiers skirt the roaring water. From March through May, the hydraulic force is so powerful visitors can feel the ground shake.
Check out Explore the Spokane Falls to find bike rental shops, guided tours, a trail map and more.
The Spokane River flows through the heart of Riverfront Park and the area serves as a showcase for the water’s natural beauty and power. Come spring, the river’s falls rustle through the park. During high flow times in the spring, visitors can literally feel the hydraulic power as the water’s spray can be felt from pedestrian bridges and shoreline vantage points. Check out Explore the Spokane Falls for a map of vantage points and restaurants with river views.
Families and friends can spend a whole day touring Riverfront Park’s attractions. *Attractions are undergoing voter-approved upgrades and are closed until 2018.
Riverfront Park’s central location makes it the ideal attraction for visitors. The Spokane Convention Center, River Park Square (our huge downtown mall), dozens of restaurants, award-winning wineries and major hotels all surround the park, allowing visitors to experience the best of Spokane’s shops, restaurants and scenic beauty.
- Distance from Airport: 7 miles
- Distance from Downtown: Nearby
Hours (Visit website to verify hours)
- Hours: Hours of operation vary through the year and for each attraction.
- Seasonal Dates: Summer Season approximately April 1st through Labor Day Weekend. Winter Season last week of October through last week of February.
Payment Types Accepted
- Personal Checks:
- Traveler Checks:
- Senior Discount: Yes
- Military Discount: Yes
- Restrooms Available: Yes
- Max Group Size: 1000
- Minimum Group Size: 10
- Suggested Length of Visit: 1-2 Hours
- Comments/Notes: 100 acres of fun in the heart of downtown Spokane. The park features year roud events and attractions. IMAX theatre, historic 1909 Looff Carrousel, Gondonla skyride over the Spokane Falls, tour train and winter Ice Palace. Site of 1974 World's Fair. Call or check website for shows and showtimes.
- Exhibits Space
- Description Explore 100 acres of fun right in the heart of downtown Spokane. This city landmark features year-round attractions including a new interactive fountain along with a giant screen IMAX Theatre, summer picnic shelters Spokane Falls Skyride, a historic 1909 Looff Carrousel, ice skating in the winter, mini-golf, amusement rides, a restaurant and more family fun.
- Exhibits 10
- Total Sq. Ft. 100
- Space Notes Riverfront Park IMAX Theater seats 342 in theater style seating. Theater equipment includes a video projector that can be used for DVD & Blue Ray video and Power Point presentations.
- Theatre Capacity 342
- Number of Rooms 1
Mulitiple open spaces
- Width: 100 acres
- Height: N/A
Riverfront Park IMAX Theater
- Theater Capacity: 342
- Reception Capacity: 350