What to do and see in Airway Heights, United States: The Best Places and Tips

February 27, 2018 Nobuko Falco

Airway Heights is a city in Spokane County, Washington, United States, just west of Spokane. The population was 6,114 at the 2010 census. The city's name was taken from its close proximity to the runways at Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane International Airport.
Restaurants in Airway Heights

1. Northern Quest Casino

100 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001-9402 +1 509-242-7000
Excellent
39%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 231 reviews

Northern Quest Casino

Reviewed By E99 - Hai Phong, Vietnam

Clean, well-kept spacious casino. Did reasonably well on the slot machines there. Bit far out of the City, however. Transportation Department of Northern Quest is borderline rude, however: On my first trip here - I had asked to be picked up at the Red Lion Airport by their shuttle bus. The lady who answered ("Dina") had stated that, no, we don't go there. OK, why not - you supposedly offer shuttle transportation to and from local hotels? She responded that the franchise owners of that Red Lion do not allow the Northern Quest shuttle to stop there!

As that turned out, the property manager of that Red Lion VEHEMENTLY denied that and stated that that was simply false! OK..........

So, this most recent time, I call again to reserve a shuttle from my hotel to the Northern Quest casino. Same woman answered, and had FIRST asked me WHICH hotel I will be staying at. I had told her "Super 8 - Airport" - Dina then stammerted a bit and said: "Uhhhh.......well, our shuttle is pretty busy with airport runs and we won't have time to go there today......"

(Found it a bit weird that she had determined that the shuttle bus could not provide me with transportation AFTER I had told her which hotel I'd be staying at - wonder if I would have gotten a ride if I had told her that I was staying at one of The Davenport properties??)

"OK - how often does your shuttle got to GEG Airport?"

"Every half hour"

"I will get to the airport in my own then and just jump your shuttle there!"

"Umm....errrr......the airport shuttle is ONLY for airplane passengers.......yeah.....you have to fly in to be allowed to take the shuttle....."

"HUH? SO you have a pre-reserved list of passengers with reservations for your shuttle whom you can document are arriving on planes?????"

"*click*"


The entire conversation (both conversations, actually - also mentioning the time I had stayed at the Red Lion) verged upon bizarre? I cannot understand why they would place such a hindrance in the path of you getting to their casino to blow away your cash??

Basically, not professional at all - in my Native tribe (in another part of the country), if one of OUR casino customer service representatives had acted in this manner towards a customer, they'd be looking around for new employment......

2. Manito Park

1702 S. Grand Blvd., Spokane, WA 99203 +1 509-363-5455
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Manito Park

Reviewed By MichelleKaye - Midwest, Nebraska, USA

Beautiful park with lots of different attractions, quiet spots, and places to learn more about your favorite plants. Loved it!

3. Riverside State Park

9711 W Charles Rd, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026-8648 +1 509-465-5064
Excellent
63%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 194 reviews

Riverside State Park

Pretty park great for camping, motorcycle and ATV riding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and horseback riding.

Reviewed By Chris C - Nine Mile Falls, Washington

I love Spokane; a big part of that love is the Riverside State Park that's smack dab in the middle of it. The Spokane & Little Spokane River's add to complete the terrific ambiance. With the Bi-centinial Bike/Sport trail Starting in Nine Mile Falls.... going through park and town.... ending in Cour d'Alene and further. You should see the Motor Bike/All terrain area they have!!! ....and then the Horse riding trails. You couldn't visit a better or more perfect place for all types of folks.

4. Spokane County Raceway

750 N Hayford Rd, Airway Heights, WA 99001-5089 +1 509-988-0106
Excellent
50%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Spokane County Raceway

Reviewed By Ron S - Sheridan, Wyoming

It is a paved circle track that is loaded with literally Tons of fun and enjoyment. The night we where there they had two additional events that we hadn't seen before at the standard dirt tracks in Wyoming. School bus races and boat drag racing. Wow!, a load of fun and to top that it was a carload night....$20 !!!!!
On the right side they have a drag strip. They where also running on the same day earlier. A Tesla had a fan call out.... a motorcycle took the offer... and Won over the Tesla. In between the two tracks was the concession and beer row.. Closer to the end of the night there prices became lower to sell out of prepped food..it was priced good to begin with but even better at the end and who hates to save money? I didn't here anyone stating "I don't !!!".
Lol love this track and will be back soon. Hope you check it out and enjoy it as much as we did. lol. Enjoy

5. Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

1001 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201-4016 +1 509-624-1200
Excellent
85%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 160 reviews

Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox

The Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox is located in beautiful downtown Spokane, WA, in the heart of the Lilac City's entertainment district. The Theater opened in 1931, as a 2300-seat movie theate. The recently renovated Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, which seats approximately 1600 today, has promoted the arts, enthralling and entertaining old and young across the decades. Today, the theater exemplifies Spokane's rich and vibrant performing arts scene, housing the Spokane Symphony, as well as acclaimed entertainers, dance troupes, musical acts, and theater talents.

Reviewed By Alverda3 - Spokane, Washington

I've attended several shows in this theater and always marvel at the architecture and wonderful acoustics, but I'm not going to sugar coat this: the seats are almost worse than being stuck in the economy section of an airplane. Granted, there are better seats in the wider aisle rows, but the majority of seating is tight and uncomfortable, mainly because of the lack of leg room. Taller, larger sized individuals would probably feel sandwiched in. Still, it's worth coming here for a performance that you really want to see.

6. Spokane Tribe Casino

14300 W SR-2 Hwy, Airway Heights, WA 99001 1877786947
Excellent
0%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
67%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 3 reviews

Spokane Tribe Casino

Reviewed By gcleff11 - Cheney, Wa

After much hand-wringing, lobbying, and badgering the community to get this place built, congratulations, Spokane Tribe. Your new casino is as beautiful as it will ever be, and folks should get a good look at it before time takes it toll (see: Two Rivers Casino = dumpster fire). This soon to be third-world facility will never host a concert, will lag behind all existing casino facilities in every category, and will probably start hemorrhaging whatever small equities they generate within a year or two. And who the heck wrote that this place would create 5000 jobs for the local area? What a waste of time and money. That said, they have also made an inexplicable choice that I wish someone would explain to me. Why have a sit down restaurant, and open the darned thing at 2 PM? Can't open at 11 AM for the lunch crowd? And your little snack kiosk, manned by one--repeat--one person, just doesn't cut it in the lunch hour, because heating crap food in uber-cool gadgets is what everyone is craving while they wait in line. In addition, the vaunted ventilation system was a joke. We smelled like cigarettes the rest of the day. Honestly, none of this surprises me. The Kalispell and Coeur d'Alene tribes have always understood--and undertaken--a great business model. The Spokane? Ummm, not so much. It won't even be painful for me to watch their imminent demise, because once was enough for this family...

7. Spokane Falls

Monroe Street, Spokane, WA
Excellent
68%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 343 reviews

Spokane Falls

Reviewed By Marty B - Jensen Beach, Florida

Originally Spokane Falls was the site of an Indian village. The falls were called “Stluputqu” meaning “Swift River.” Today there are several dams along the river that fosters hydroelectric power. The city of Spokane was named “Spokane Falls” at one time.

Not anywhere close to the height of Niagara Falls, there is an intrinsic beauty about these cascading falls nevertheless.

The Spokane Falls remind me of Sioux Falls, SD. You can reach the Spokane Falls by going through River Front Park or along Centennial Trail. There is a neat suspension bridge which will give you great views too.

Anthony’s Restaurant overlooks the falls too. There is a pleasant patio and window tables.

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8. Riverfront Park

507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201-0811 +1 509-625-6601
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 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 411Shirley - Seattle

A new park is in the process of being built on part of the site of the Waterfront Park. At the moment, lots of walkways and areas are fenced off, limiting where you can go. However, the river is still beautiful, the clock tower is majestic, and the enormous Radio Flyer wagon is quite fun (and available for climbing and picture taking).

9. Gonzaga University

502 E Boone Ave, Spokane, WA 99258-0001 +1 800-986-9585
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Gonzaga University

Reviewed By Brenda B - Las Vegas, United States

Gonzaga University is located right by downtown Spokane, which is located right along the beautiful Spokane River. It is a middle size, Jesuit-Catholic university. The community is a big supporter of the university. Spokane, although it is the second biggest city in the state of Washington, has a very small-town charming feel, surrounded by beautiful outdoor scenery and activities. Everyone we met was so very friendly.

10. St. John's Cathedral

127 E 12th Ave, Spokane, WA 99202-1105 +1 509-838-4277
Excellent
72%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

St. John's Cathedral

Reviewed By RetiredTravelerTN - Nashville, TN

On a quiet day, we parked on the street and walked inside where a church worker happily gave us a brochure. As we reverently walked through the cathedral, we admired the magnificent classic Gothic architecture and beautiful stained glass windows. Other visitors were also present, and we all whispered our comments to keep from disturbing each other.

We did not visit on a tour day, but I recommend checking the cathedral website for tour days and times; I’m sure that a knowledgeable docent would have added much to our experience. The website also provides parking information.

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