Fodor's Expert Review Riverfront Park

Spokane Park/Playground Fodor's Choice

The 100-acre park is what remains of Spokane's Expo '74. Sprawling across several islands in the Spokane River, near the falls, the park was developed from old railroad yards, where the stone clock tower of the former Great Northern Railroad Station, built in 1902, stands in sharp architectural contrast to the Expo '74 building. One of the modernist buildings houses an IMAX theater, and the performing arts center occupies the former Washington State pavilion. A children's train chugs around the park in summer, and a 1909 carousel, hand-carved by master builder Charles I.D. Looff, is a local landmark. Another icon here is the giant red slide shaped like a Radio Flyer wagon. For a great view of the river and falls, walk across Port Street Bridge. Other attractions include a sky ride over Spokane Falls and a minigolf course. A major park redevelopment began in 2016; park enhancements include a new recreational ice-skating rink opening in fall 2017 and new carousel building scheduled to... READ MORE

The 100-acre park is what remains of Spokane's Expo '74. Sprawling across several islands in the Spokane River, near the falls, the park was developed from old railroad yards, where the stone clock tower of the former Great Northern Railroad Station, built in 1902, stands in sharp architectural contrast to the Expo '74 building. One of the modernist buildings houses an IMAX theater, and the performing arts center occupies the former Washington State pavilion. A children's train chugs around the park in summer, and a 1909 carousel, hand-carved by master builder Charles I.D. Looff, is a local landmark. Another icon here is the giant red slide shaped like a Radio Flyer wagon. For a great view of the river and falls, walk across Port Street Bridge. Other attractions include a sky ride over Spokane Falls and a minigolf course. A major park redevelopment began in 2016; park enhancements include a new recreational ice-skating rink opening in fall 2017 and new carousel building scheduled to open in early 2018.

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Quick Facts

507 N. Howard St.
Spokane, Washington  99201, USA

509-625–6600

www.spokaneriverfrontpark.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Park free, fees for some attractions, Park, daily 4 am–midnight; attraction hrs vary

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