The Upper and Lower Falls of the Spokane River, conveniently located right downtown, are not only visually impressive but also quite refreshing in summer, if you stand close enough. The best viewing points for the Upper Falls are the footbridge across Canada Island and the Howard St bridge. For the Lower Falls, head beneath the Monroe Street Bridge.

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1. Spokane Falls SkyRide

0.15 MILES

If the view from the bridge isn't quite enough for you, hop onto a gondola for a brief, if scenic, 15-minute ride over Lower Spokane Falls.

2. Sculpture Walk

0.18 MILES

There are 17 sculptures to peruse as you wander through Riverfront Park.

3. Riverfront Park

0.18 MILES

The site of the 1974 World's Fair and Exposition, this downtown park has numerous highlights, including a 17-point Sculpture Walk and the scenic Spokane…

4. Looff Carousel

0.19 MILES

Like a relic from an old-fashioned fairground, this 1909 hand-carved carousel is a kids' classic and, along with the larger-than-life Radio Flyer Wagon…

5. Pavilion

0.19 MILES

The kitschy Pavilion is a small amusement park in summer and an ice rink in winter. At the time of research it was part of the section of Riverfront that…

6. Clock Tower


In the center of Riverfront Park, the 151ft clock tower has become the city's signature sight and was originally part of a railway depot built in 1902.

8. Radio Flyer Wagon

0.24 MILES

The largest Radio Flyer wagon in the world, this 12ft-high sculpture in the park is great fun for kids to climb on.