Econo Lodge Inn & Suites
1503 South Rustle Road
Spokane, WA 99224
Phone: (509) 747-2021
Fax: (509) 747-5950
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.
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.
First Night is Spokane's biggest party - every year, on December 31st, revelers usher in the New Year with a huge fireworks show, a bonfire and a snowboard rail jam. There are also cultural performances, including Irish dancing and live music. It definitely lives up to its billing, with up to 30,000 people showing up. A real treat for locals and visitors alike. Check the website for more information.
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, the historic Clock Tower, and the IMAX Theater. Take a turn around the park on the Spokane Falls Northern Railway, which makes a 40 minute loop around the park, showing off its natural beauty and great river views. 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.
The Pavilion in Riverfront Park is a distinctive part of the Spokane skyline, located directly under a massive tent-like structure. Featuring hours of family fun, the Pavilion seasonally offers carnival rides and an ice skating rink, as well as indoor mini-golf, arcade games, the IMAX theater, and a cafeteria. The Pavilion was originally built for the 1974 World's Fair and operates year-round.
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.
You may not be able to walk on water but this comes close - the expert folks at River City River Runners give willing adventurers the chance to experience the thrills and spills of the Spokane River, right at their doorstep. River City is a popular choice for corporate events, parties - even bachelor and bachelorette parties. It's a wonderful way to experience the best of Spokane from 'see' level. Call for more details.
The Spokane River is one of the area's most beautiful natural resources and FLOW Adventures enable enthusiastic explorers to take full advantage of it. They offer rafting, kayaking (including white-water kayaking) and you can either go out for a day, or even a week. They have custom adventures which can be tailored to suit you and your group. Call ahead for further details.
Black Rock offers an amazing place to play golf. The Jim Engh Course is a challenging 18-hole championship golf course. The course is beautiful with lake views, waterfalls rock cliffs and green hills. If you would just like practice, the 18-hole putting course can help you perfect your putt.
The fourth of Spokane's public golf courses, it is also the newest. It has beautiful surroundings - it is a sanctuary for many different types of wildlife as well as a haven for trees. It has five ponds; these create excellent golfing challenges. A creek also winds its way through the course. It is an appropriate green for all skill levels. Call for more details.
The Friends of the Centennial Trail both protect and provide information about the Centennial Trail. It begins at the Idaho state line and ends at Nine Mile Falls and is divided into three distinct parts: the urban section, the valley section and the Riverside State park section. The 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. Members of the Friends of the Centennial Trail help contribute to the trail's upkeep, due to pedestrian wear and tear. Check the website for more details.
This downsized nine-hole, par three course is serious fun and comes with all the trappings such as sand, regulation greens, and water hazards. Sign up for a free clinic, work on your handicap, or teach junior a few beginning pointers. If you are short on time, play a quick one-hour round and then hold your meeting in the upstairs conference room. Golf accessories and rentals are available at the on-site pro shop.