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1503 South Rustle Road
Spokane, WA 99224
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Arts & Museums
Northwest Museum of Art & Culture showcases a diverse selection of art from around the world. A trip to the museum is not complete without visiting the Campbell House, which entrance fee is included in the price of the Museum's admission. The 1898 house shows how life was led in the 20th Century. The Northwest Museum of Art & Culture is in a contemporary building and features local history, fine art and collections from various cultures.
Spokane architect Kirtland K. Cutter created the beautiful Campbell House in 1898. The stunning house was created with an English style and included a two story main house, a service wing and a carriage house. There are several tours available, including tours explaining the lives of the people who lived there and functional tours showing how items in the house worked.
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.
The Chase Gallery is a small space in the lower level of Spokane's city hall. It hosts six exhibitions a year and mostly champions local up-and-coming artists. Aside from regular opening hours, the gallery hosts artist receptions and other events. Call for more details.
If you're looking for something cultural to do in Spokane, the Spokane Arts Commission is the place to turn to - it organizes art events of every stripe and color, representing the best of local talent and from abroad. It is responsible for the Spokane International Film Festival and it also hands out annual awards to deserving artists. Check the website for details of upcoming events.
This museum, appropriately close to Spokane International Airport, was established to celebrate America's rich aviation history, chart the staggering progress in aviation throughout the years and serve as a sobering reminder of all who had died fighting for their country. The comprehensive exhibitions include jets and rockets, superpowers and, of course, some fine examples of restored military jets. Call for opening hours.
The Jundt Art Museum shows various art exhibits, including permanent art from Gonzaga University as well as temporary exhibits. If you would like to learn more about the artwork you can schedule a tour of the museum one week in advance Monday through Friday. The museum also features free lectures and events throughout the year.
This collection is a must see for Crosby fans. Located at Gonzaga University, the Bing Crosby Collection is an impressive assortment Bing Crosby's memorabilia. Bing Crosby donated several personal items to the University, including gold and platinum records and photographs. His family and fans have continued to donate to the collection and visitors can see around 200 items, such as sheet music and trophies.
The name says it all, Carr's One of A Kind In The World Museum is a one of a kind museum. The museum holds a wide range or exhibits and artifacts, including celebrity vehicles, Chinese vases and eccentric oddities. Some of the artifacts are quite bizarre, such as the skin of a boa constrictor. Admission is $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors and children under nine years old can enter for free.
Spokane Valley Heritage Museum features exhibits which showcase local history. The museum is located in the historic Opportunity Township Hall, which was built in 1912 and used as a government building and community center. You can enjoy artifacts, photographs and there is even an exhibit featuring a Vintage Texaco Gas Station.