Vacations or staycations are always made more memorable by a visit to a museum. Though Spokane is known for its natural beauty and urban river gorge, the museums near Spokane offer inspiring and stimulating experiences that are not to be missed. Whether you are seeking one of our thoughtful museums of history, or want to tour the magnificent art museums of Spokane and take a walk through the art of the ages, here are all the best museums in the area.
The Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) is located in the historic Browne's Addition neighborhood. An accredited museum, the MAC was founded in 1916 and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. It specializes in art and regional history, including the lives of early pioneers and the area's indigenous peoples. A truly multifaceted institution, the five-acre MAC grounds are also home to the 1900s Campbell House.
Discover the unique history of the Spokane Region! The Spokane Valley Heritage Museum has interactive, engaging exhibits ranging from the Coeur d’ Alene tribe, to pioneers, to the Space Age. The Museum collection includes thousands of archived photos and information about the people and places of the Spokane Region.