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Where is Spokane, WA?

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Spokane is a city found in Washington, The United States Of America. It is located 47.66 latitude and -117.43 longitude and it is situated at elevation 530 meters above sea level.

Spokane has a population of 208,916 making it the 2nd biggest city in Washington. It operates on the PDT time zone, which means that it follows the same time zone as Seattle.

Quick facts

Country The United States Of America
State Washington
Population 208,916
Elevation 530 m over sea level
Time Zone PDT
Longitude -117.429080
Latitude 47.659660
Airports Spokane International Airport, Felts Field

Description

Spokane, the jewel of Washington cities, sits at the base of the Columbia Mountains with the upper branch of the Rocky Mountains looming to the northeast.

Located in the far-eastern reaches of the state, Spokane is the gateway to the great outdoors. Within easy reach are 76 lakes, 33 golf courses, five major National Parks and the spectacular Columbia River.

Spokane itself one of the larger cities in the State of Washington, and a center for both cultural and commercial pursuits.

With dozens of city parks, a charming downtown historic district, nearby casinos and gorgeous summer weather, Spokane is the perfect place for an exciting and relaxing Washington vacation.

The Spokane River and its scenic waterfront biking and hiking trails are some of the city's greatest assets. The Spokane Falls, a series of waterfalls and dams in downtown Spokane are an impressive sight; a spectacle of color, froth, and noise.



Did you know?

  • The very first Father's Day celebration was held in Spokane, way back in 1910.
  • Hoopfest, held in Spokane every year, is the world's largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament.
  • The city's nickname is "The Lilac City", named after the flowers that flourish in the Spokane area after their introduction in the early 20th century.
  • Washington natives, actors Craig T. Nelson and Daren McGavin and author Kitty Kelley were born here.

Attractions


  • Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park
    Located inside Mount Spokane State Park north of the city, this Washington ski resort provides skiers with a fun packed adventure!

    With a base lodge elevation of 4,200 feet, a ski-able vertical rise of 2,000 feet, 45 designated runs and 15 night skiing runs, Mt. Spokane Ski and Snowboard Park is sure to get the adrenaline flying mountain high!

    Enjoy spectacular views of the Columbia peaks, hit the slopes and keep fit all at the same time.

  • Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
    One of the many museums associated with the Smithsonian, the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture boasts five underground galleries, an orientation gallery and an outdoor amphitheater, among many other exciting features.

    Focusing on American Indian and other cultures, regional Washington history and visual arts, this museum presents many unique and beautiful exhibits.

    The Northwest Museum features collections of national renown, while keeping special interest in the Columbia Plateau and the lives of famous Washington people and culture.

  • Manito Park
    A beautiful park with an arboretum, lush botanical gardens, a lovely pond, quiet Japanese gardens and a charming residential area, Manito Park is a major Spokane attraction for both locals and Washington vacation visitors. The Duck Pond is an oasis of and home to ducks, geese and swans.

    The park also includes a European Garden, the Gaiser Conservatory, and the Rose Hill which hosts 1,500 blossoming bushes representing over 150 varieties.

    Relax with a warm cup of coffee and a delicious snack at the Bench Café, take a long walk around the park, use the wild trails for hiking or biking or go bird watching.

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.