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Things to Do In and Near Spokane
Top 10 Attractions Within a Day's Drive of Spokane
- Riverfront Park (15 minutes)
Located on the site of the Expo 74 World's Fair in downtown Spokane, this 100-acre park offers broad green lawns along the Spokane River, gondola rides, the 1909 historic Looff Carousel, and an IMAX theatre.
- Yellowstone National Park (seven hours)
Visit Old Faithful, see wildlife, including grizzly bears, elk, bison and wolves, and experience the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in America's first national park.
- Lake Coeur d'Alene (one hour)
Take in beautiful Lake Coeur d'Alene, either from the beach and shops along the lakeshore or aboard one of the many available boat cruises.
- Grand Coulee Dam (one-and-a-half hours)
Tour this extraordinary hydroelectric dam, which is almost a mile long and is the largest man-made structure on earth. Don't miss the nightly laser light show.
- Hiawatha Trail (one-and-a-half hours)
Ride your bike along one of the most scenic stretches of railroad in the country. Winding through eleven tunnels and over nine high steel trestles, the 46-mile route crosses the rugged Bitterroot Mountains between Idaho and Montana.
- Green Bluff (15 minutes)
Pick raspberries, cherries, apricots and other fresh fruit in season, or sample a fresh pie at one of 27 family farms in the area.
- Silverwood Theme Park (one hour)
The Northwest's largest theme park features a 60-mile-per-hour roller coaster, a gigantic wave pool and exciting water slides, a vintage steam train and much more.
- Washington Wine Country (three to four hours)
Washington state opens a new winery every two weeks and follows only California in the production of premium U.S. wines.
- Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (20 minutes)
Explore Pacific Northwest history, Native American culture, and art reflecting a variety of media and eras at this beautiful museum in historic Browne's Addition.
- Glacier Park (four-and-a-half hours)
Experience Glacier National Park's pristine forests, alpine meadows, rugged mountains and lakes. With more than 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a hiker's paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and solitude.
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