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Trip List by bakerman78

Spokane Family Fun for a Day

Sep 1, 2007  Entertaining a 2 year old
4.5 of 5 bubbles based on 1 vote

Having fun without too much headache or $$$

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: Spokane, Spokane Valley
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Culture, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Repeat visitors
  • Appeals to: Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Students, Budget travelers, Active/adventure
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Riverfront Park
    Riverfront Park, Spokane, Washington

    This park located in downtown Spokane offers a lot for the entire family. There is an antique carousel that is fully operational with ring toss (Loof Carousel), a water fountain type attraction was also just recently built (words cannot describe), there is an Imax theater, lots of grassy areas to run or lounge, gondola rides that go over the Spokane River Falls, a trash eating goat statue (via a vacuum), bike rentals, and during the winter there is an ice skating rink, and during the summer that area has a rollercoaster, and I believe miniture golf as well. The items that cost money are pretty affordable. There are also food vendors onsite. During the last week of August the event Pig Out in the Park goes on with tons of local food vendors and entertainment going on. There is also a Native American Powow held there annually, fireworks display on the Fourth of July, and tons of other stuff. Lots of trails to walk around and see the Spokane River too. Dont forget to bring some bread to feed the ducks too!

  • 2. Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture
    Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, Washington

    This museum has a lot to offer for the entire family depending on the ehibits being displayed. Currently there is a skeleton of a T.Rex named Sue on display which ends 09/02/07. There are lots of exhibits featuring Native American culture, and other exhibits as well. Adults $7, children 5 and under free, admission includes all galleries. It was once also referred to as the Cheney Cowles Museum.

  • 3. Mobius Kids
    Mobius Children's Museum, Spokane, Washington

    A hands-on children's discovery museum and science center much like OMSI in Portland, OR or the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA. It offers a lot for kids to do and what kid doesnt like places where they are encouraged to touch and interact with the ehibits?

  • 4. Splashdown Waterpark
    Splash Down Waterpark, Spokane Valley, Washington

    A great way to cool off and let the children burn off some energy. This is an affordable waterpark that everyone is sure to enjoy. Opens Memorial Day Weekend. Admission prices are based on height. 48 inches and taller is $14.99, 48" and under is $11.99, children 3 and under are free with a regular paid admission, and seniors 65 and older are free with photo ID. There is also a "viewing pass" for adults who will not be using the water park but want to observe, the price is $14 but as long as you stay dry you get $7 back when you leave (call for details).