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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.
Experience the roaring rush of the majestic Spokane Falls in the heart of the city, where the namesake river cascades into a graceful fall. This stunning natural attraction can be viewed from several vantage points in the city center, such is its beauty. Hop on to a bike and ride along the Centennial Trail to see the falls, or wander along Riverfront Park's inner network to avail some of the best views. You can also catch closer views from the stairs that encircle the falls in Huntington Park. For a more unique experience, the Spokane Falls SkyRide takes you on an exhilarating journey high above the falls, from where you can encounter its rumbling melody. Better yet, Anthony's at Spokane Falls allows you to dine with a view of the iconic falls. The best time to catch the waterfall in action is springtime, when it is in its finest element, spraying visitors with misty waters and entertaining one and all with its spectacular thundering.
Monroe Street Bridge is an historic arch bridge connecting the two banks of the Spokane River. Built in the early 20th century, this concrete bridge is most notable for its old-school appearance and central arch. The structure of the bridge also contains a number of intricate carvings, including bison skulls and other motifs. Stretching 896 feet (273 meters) across the river gorge, this was once the longest arch bridge in the state.
Manito Park in Spokane is found the scenic South Hill region. The park is home to a duck pond, conservatory and five beautiful gardens visited by countless visitors ever years. Some areas of the park are remain as hinterland. The landscape is dominated by cliffs and rocks in areas which are not completely developed. Sledding remains a popular activity during winters when lower Manito's hills are covered with grass. Visitors can also spend a relaxing time exploring the park's topiary shrubs and manicured lawns or embark on a pleasant walking or a biking trail.
John A. Finch Arboretum is 65 acres of landscape that feature both regional and exotic plants. The arboretum is the perfect place for a walk or to learn about different plant species. There is a picturesque creek with a waterfall and bridge that runs through the arboretum. There is parking on site.