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If you're on a family vacation and the kids are beginning to get a little restless, Uncles Games is bound to have something to keep them occupied on those long hotel nights. This store, in the beautiful Liberty Building, has a staggering range of jigsaws, board games, party games, and much more. The store also hold regular events; check the website for details.
Located just across the street from Riverfront Parks carousel, Boo Radley carries a hip and eclectic selection of gifts for your favorite Gen-Xer or boomer (or yourself!). Boxing nuns, henna painting kits, t-shirts, lunch boxes, magnets, world music CDs Boo's whimsical collection has something for everyone on your list.
One of the main entertainment hubs in Spokane, Riverfront Park provides great family entertainment while still having enough secluded spots for someone who just wants to enjoy nature. Many attractions and landmarks reside within the park, including the Looff Carousel and the historic Clock Tower. Many of the city's popular family festivals take place here, especially in the summer, so make sure to check out their website for a calendar of events as well as hours of operation for all attractions.
Celebrate childhood by heading to the Red Wagon. Located in Riverfront Park, the Red Wagon is a large interactive sculpture that is 12 feet high and 27 feet long. Children can climb the sculpture and go down a slide which looks like the wagon's handle. If you're a child at heart make sure you slide down the wagon yourself.
Twenty theaters pack the top floors of Riverpark Square, a newly remodeled downtown mall. The brand new theaters have all the modern conveniences,stadium seating, armrests that either hold cups or fold up for snuggling with your date, SDDS sound systems and most importantly, leg room. Even when every seat is filled, it doesn't feel claustrophobic. The main disappointment here is the parking price even with the AMC discount offer. If you can overlook that, it's fun to go downtown, wander around and then see a film in a clean, comfortable environment.
Children can learn while having fun. Mobius Kids is a museum that allows children to learn about science and culture through interesting interactive activities and exhibits. There are several different exhibits, including "Geotopia" which explores Earth Science and the "Out-of-Hand Art Studio" where children can paint or draw. You can also sign your children up for classes and programs, including Geology Rocks! Class, Science Explorers Class and World Explorers.
A place where learning is made exciting, Mobius Science Center is home to numerous fascinating exhibits and installations. Through various interactive exhibits, visitors can learn some of the most complex science theories, as well as basic, everyday ones. Working apparatuses helps one understand a number of theories and phenomena, that may occur right before our eyes, but which me might be oblivious to. Apart from the regular museum exhibits, workshops, group activities, and documentaries for children are organized here.
Spokane Children's Theatre is a contemporary theater, dedicated solely to family entertainment. Relive your childhood at this venue with a line of nostalgic stage productions like The Jingle Book, School House Rock and a many more Disney-inspired plays. Its annual schedule is packed with fun, excitement song and dance, and includes a host of impressive performances by young artists. Apart from staging shows, the theater also organizes workshops and classes for young enthusiasts.
When it opened in 1946, Garland Theatre was one-of-a-kind in Spokane and also years ahead for its time. Its snack bar was imported from Hollywood and was the center of attraction. Its stadium-style recliner seats with cup holders was unheard of in that region in that era. Today though the seats have reduced to 500, this historic theater is considered to be the only independent theater in the city. Enjoy the latest blockbusters at discounted rates. Showing only family-friendly flicks, kids can enjoy movies for free during summer mornings. Munch on popcorns in the bottomless bag.
Home to the Spokane Indians, this sports venue is more than 50 years old and a popular haunt for baseball fans. The diamond-shaped in-field witnesses these professionals at their best, while fans scream from the stands. Join the action with other sport enthusiasts in the Inland Northwest, and watch Otto the mascot and teams of cheerleaders entertain the crowds during the game.
This well-maintained RV park is conveniently situated close to all of Spokane's brightest and best attractions, whether they be outdoor, or shopping-based. It is family-friendly - there is a kids' playground and game room. Guests can also avail of the laundry facilities, clubhouse and free wireless internet connection. The site is pet-friendly. Call for more details.