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 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.
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.
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.
Built in 1931 as the Fox Theater, the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox got a new lease of life after a long renovation in 2007. An art deco beauty, it is now the base of the Spokane Symphony and hosts a myriad of performing arts events. Enjoy delightful performances at this historic venue.
John A. Finch Arboretum is 56.65 acres (22.92 hectares) 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.
Spokane River Centennial Trail is a lengthy, paved trail, running along the Spokane River. It stretches from the Idaho state line to Nine Mile Falls and is divided into three distinct parts: the urban section, the valley section and the Riverside State park section. The 37 mile (59.5 kilometer) trail is a haven for cyclists, hikers and runners of all ages and levels of fitness. The Riverside State section is the most challenging part, and the most beautiful, with scenic views and lush green zones on either sides.
Fort George Wrigh was a military post that was constructed in 1897. It is named in the honor of General George Wright who bravely leaded the 9th Infantry Regiment in 1850s. The fort was used during important wars including World War I & II, Spanish-American War and Korean War. It was mostly utilized as a base for dispatching troops to different battle zones. In 1940, this fort was transformed into a place which housed a farm and a military hospital. Finally, in 1960 owing to surplus the government offered the land for sale and the Fort Wright College occupied the area. Currently, the fort and its adjoining area is referred to as Fort George Wright Historic District and comprises several historical buildings.