Top 10 Free Things to do in Spokane, Washington (WA)

January 26, 2022 Renato Branum

A mixture of urban chic and outdoor adventures, Spokane has something for everyone. Taste food by James-Beard-nominated chefs at Sante or The Wandering Table. Listen to live music at The Bartlett or the symphony at the iconic Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox. Glide over the breathtaking Spokane Falls, situated right downtown, in the SkyRide, rated as one of the world’s best gondolas. Kids can feed the Garbage-Eating Goat or slide down the giant Radio Flyer Red Wagon in Riverfront Park.
Restaurants in Spokane

1. Manito Park

1702 S. Grand Blvd., Spokane, WA 99203 +1 509-363-5455 http://my.spokanecity.org/parks/major/manito/
Excellent
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5.0 based on 1,443 reviews

Manito Park

Reviewed By Snorkelingdancer - Ontario, United States

This park is huge, with formal flower gardens, grassy area with native plant gardens, a Japanese garden with a little waterfall and a koi pond,a big greenhouse with a great variety of plants incuding orchids and some unusual varieties of cactus, a playground area with picnic tables, and another picnic area with limited parking. It is all free, but they do accept donations. There are restrooms at the playground area and behind the greenhouse.

907 W Boone Ave Suite B, Spokane, WA 99201-2503 +1 509-838-4999 [email protected] http://avenuewestgallery.org
Excellent
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5.0 based on 16 reviews

Avenue West Gallery

An artists' co-op gallery, this shop offers paintings, photography, woodworking, fabric arts, jewelry, pottery, metal sculpture, greeting cards and more. It is staffed by the artists, so each visit is a chance to meet one of them. While there is more nature art than anything else, there is great variety.

Reviewed By beckygD656SU - Spokane, United States

Wonderful art work of all different kinds. Great place to buy souvenirs or gifts including paintings, sculptures and jewelry.

3. St. Aloysius Church

330 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99202-1778 +1 509-313-5896 http://www.stalschurch.org/
Excellent
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5.0 based on 21 reviews

St. Aloysius Church

Reviewed By Randycoeur - Columbia Falls, United States

This is a large vintage Catholic church set on the Gonzaga University campus. During the school year, the choir is usually manned by students and they are very good!

4. Whistle Punk Brewing

122 S Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99201-4007 +1 509-315-4465 [email protected] http://Whistlepunkbrewing.com
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5.0 based on 11 reviews

Whistle Punk Brewing

5. Centennial Trail

Along Spokane River, Spokane, WA +1 509-624-7188 [email protected] http://www.spokanecentennialtrail.org/
Excellent
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4.5 based on 568 reviews

Centennial Trail

This 40 mile paved, car-free trail bordering the beautiful Spokane River has something for everyone: running, hiking, biking, horseback riding and canoeing. The Spokane River Centennial Trail is the backbone of the recreational trail system in eastern Washington and north Idaho, welcoming over 2.5 million users annually.

Reviewed By 804randys - Portland, United States

We rode parts of the Centennial Trail both East and west of Spokane oh, and all of it was wonderful. The entire trail is composed of different geographic regions, along both sides of the Spokane River running through downtown Spokane and all the way to the Idaho state line. Some of it is flat, the downtown area is very crowded with lots of bridges. The route on the west of downtown is beautiful, but very hilly and only for folks in good condition! The rest of the trail is suitable for even small children or the elderly. This is a great Trail so we highly recommend it, along with the Route of the Coeur d'Alenes and the Route of the Hiawatha in Idaho next door. We drove 300 miles just to bike these three routes!!!

6. Spokane Public Library

906 W Main Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-0976 +1 509-444-5300 http://www.spokanelibrary.org
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4.5 based on 18 reviews

Spokane Public Library

7. River City Brewing

121 S Cedar St, Spokane, WA 99201-6500 +1 509-413-2388 https://www.facebook.com/RiverCityBrewing
Excellent
45%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

River City Brewing

8. South Hill

1702 S Grand Blvd, Spokane, WA 99203
Excellent
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

South Hill

Diehard cyclists will find over 8 miles of excellent mountain biking trails here, with both single- and double-track riding. The myriad interconnecting trails offer intermediate-level cycling, with steep and gradual short climbs.

9. Riverfront Park

507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201-0811 +1 509-625-6601 [email protected] http://RiverfrontSpokane.org
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2,049 reviews

Riverfront Park

With one of the best urban falls in the nation, Riverfront Park's ideal downtown location that is surrounded by the Spokane River offers a variety of activities from biking the Centennial trail, walking paths, attractions such as a 1909 Looff Carrousel and Gift Shop, SkyRide Over the Falls, IMAX Theatre, Tour Train, Amusement Rides and an outdoor covered ice rink make this park a destination. The Red Wagon and Rotary Interactive Fountain provide hours of fun. With plenty of easy parking, the region's best events are also hosted on this 100 acre green space including Hoopfest (World's Largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament), Bloomsday Road Race, 4th of July Celebration, Pig Out in the Park Food and Music Festival and many more. The Spokane Convention Center, Spokane Arena, RiverPark Square, many downtown eateries and hotels border the park making this a great place to visit. The Sculpture Walk also highlights the best art in Spokane.

Reviewed By Shelliu - Hilton Head, United States

Perfect for all ages, Riverfront Park is a really well done park with walkways along and crossing the river, beautiful city & falls views and even a park for the little ones (in a super jumbo radio flyer wagon...so cute). There are sculptures along the way as well which is a great touch. It’s hard to miss and worth the visit.

10. Gonzaga University

502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258-0001 +1 800-986-9585 http://www.gonzaga.edu/
Excellent
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4.5 based on 164 reviews

Gonzaga University

Reviewed By mattgerdes2002 - Spokane, United States

If you want to see what Higher Ed is supposed to look like, go no further! See college life up close, or come during the summer and enjoy a park like setting.

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