Known by many to be the gateway to the American West, Spokane, Washington is a beautiful scenic destination on the West Coast. With a vibrant arts scene and never-ending outdoor opportunities, this unique city has a lot to offer visitors. Here are a few of our favorite destinations.
1. Centennial Trail
This 37-mile long paved trail extends from the border of Washington and Idaho to Nine Mile Falls in the upper half of the state. The trail gets its name from the original time frame in state history in which it took place. The initial construction began shortly after the Washington State Centennial anniversary and has portions that cover both urban and rural parts of the state.
2. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox
This historical landmark first opened in 1931 but received a total makeover in 2000. The completion of the renovation restored the Theater to its original luster, reminiscent of its younger days. The theater, which is said to be one of the best examples of the Art Deco style in the Pacific Northwest, seats 1600 and is located in the Davenport Arts District downtown.
3. Spokane Falls
Located in the center of the business district of the city, the Upper and Lower falls provide residents and guests with a beautiful spot to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There is a path that runs alongside the falls, providing an opportunity to get up close and personal with one of nature’s spectacular creations.
4. St. John’s Cathedral
Not only is this landmark historically significant to the city it is also a stunning example of Gothic architecture at its best. The exterior of the Cathedral is reflective of hundreds are found throughout Europe. The interior houses beautifully intricate stained-glass windows and a magnificent altar.
5. Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
One of only five Smithsonian affiliates in the state of Washington, this beautiful museum was founded in 1916 as a not-for-profit corporation. The institution seeks to assist visitors in exploring, discovering, and understanding the unique history, culture and community that make up the Pacific Northwest.
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