Just minutes from downtown Spokane, the West Plains is made up of three small towns with a myriad of unique events, landmarks and places to visit. Home to Eastern Washington University, Cheney is a picturesque college town surrounded by the unique channeled scablands. Airway Heights continues to grow economically due to the business and entertainment expansion in the area, as well as aviation opportunities with Spokane international Airport and Fairchild Air Force Base. Known for its scenic beauty, Medical Lake has abundant wildlife, lakes, parks and outdoor recreation. Modest in size, the West Plains is a great place to visit, wonderful place to live and provides quick access to a major metropolitan area.
To the west of Spokane, on the scablands carved from ancient ice age floods, are three unique and exciting communities. Airway Heights, Cheney and Medical Lake have an intimate appeal worth exploring.
Exceptional dining, entertainment, nightlife, gaming, recreation and family fun are everywhere in the West Plains. Browse our listings of things to do in the communities and start planning your trip now!
Some of the best events in Washington happen in the West Plains. Take a look at our events calendar to see what's happening now and don't miss our big events like Cheney Jubilee, Blue Waters Bluegrass Festival and Airway Heights Festival.
The West Plains is absolutely beautiful. Take a visual tour with this collection of photos. See places like Turnbull Wildlife Refuge, local lakes and parks, Eastern Washington University campus and urban centers for all the communities.