Explore Spokane the SpoCOOL Way!

With summertime just around the corner, it’s time to sit down with your friends and plan an exciting road trip through the lively city of Spokane, Washington. Whether you’re an artist, an outdoor adventurer, a lover of theatre or anything else, Spokane has something to offer for everyone. For a trip that you will never forget, be sure to visit the following places.

Riverfront Park

With a theatre, amusement park, ice skating, and much more, there is very little that this park doesn’t have to offer. In fact, Riverfront Park’s attractions could keep you occupied for an entire day! Wake yourself up by taking a SkyRide over Spokane Falls. Take a ride through the entire park on the Tour Train. Treat yourself and your friends to a movie at the IMAX theatre. Riverfront Park also offers numerous special events throughout the summer, including a Hoopfest in June and a Pig Out in the Park in August. For the outdoorsy ones, this park also offers numerous hiking trails.

Carr’s One of a Kind in the World Museum

When you realize that there is nowhere else in the world a World War One German machine gun and a 16-foot-tall stuffed giraffe can be found in the same room, you will see that the name of Marvin Carr’s museum can be taken literally. This museum can keep you entertained for an entire day, filled with antiques, collectibles, and many oddities. Furthermore, Marvin Carr gives every visitor a personal tour of all of his items. These items range from the largest stuffed black bear in the world to the skin of a boa constrictor. You can be sure that there will not be a dull moment once you enter his doors.

Street Art

As you explore downtown Spokane, you will notice that it’s almost like walking through an art gallery. Look for artwork on the sides of buildings, windows, train passes, etc. Whether you find murals, quilts, or a community project, there is bound to be a masterpiece around every corner.

First Fridays

Once a month, Spokane offers an evening full of visual art, ceramics, music, dance, theatre, shopping, painting, and more than you can imagine. This event is open to the public and features a different event every month. Come on the first Friday of any month to enjoy an evening of live music and wine tasting and art studios. Experience a portion of the immense amount of creativity from Spokane’s most talented.

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