Local guides

Photos, maps and information to help you explore Spokane and the Inland Northwest.

Recreation

McEuen Park

16 stops

McEuen Park in downtown Coeur d’Alene is the Lake City’s newest outdoor attraction, and already one of the most popular after a top-to-bottom redesign and …

Local dining

Inland Northwest Breweries

32 stops

The Inland Northwest is home to an ever-growing number of craft breweries, stretching from the rugged mountains south of the Canadian border to the rolling …

Recreation

Ski Areas

9 stops

From bunny slopes to black diamonds, the Spokane area has it all. Before you head out to the slopes this winter, take a tour through …

Readers’ favorite places

10 stops

We asked our readers for their favorite hidden gems in the Spokane area — those features of the region people might not know about, even …

Spokane-area golf courses

11 stops

From championship courses to neighborhood Par 3’s, the Spokane area has it all. For more golf information, visit http://www.spokesman.com/golf/

Stay cool in Spokane-area pools

10 stops

Spokane and the surrounding suburbs have a lot of options for staying cool on a hot summer day. Take a tour of Spokane-area swimming pools.

History

Kirtland Cutter and Spokane’s age of elegance

13 stops

National Trust for Historic Preservation Field Session
This tour focuses on the architecture of Kirtland Cutter (1860-1939), Spokane’s premier architect from the late 1880s to …

Local dining

Historic dining: East downtown

8 stops

The eastern portion of downtown - closest to the Convention Center - is filled with historic buildings that house a variety of great dining spots. …

Historic dining: The neighborhoods

12 stops

Older neighborhoods surrounding the downtown area have a great collection of cafes and restaurants in historic buildings, including the beloved Milk Bottle, Fergusons and Donut …

History

Native American places in Spokane

5 stops

Across the Spokane landscape, there are a few reminders of the first people who occupied Spokane. Archaeological evidence shows that Spokane has been continuously occupied …

The Spokane River: People, Place & Revival

4 stops

National Trust for Historic Preservation Field Session
Follow the early power development of the Spokane River by touring four historic facilities that helped fuel the …

Olmsted Brothers and the Power of Public Spaces

9 stops

National Trust for Historic Preservation Field Session
Historic landscapes, like historic buildings, offer compelling narratives – about the origins of place, as well as the …

Historic wall signs

4 stops

With its large stock of old brick buildings, Spokane is home to an intriguing display of historic wall signs. Wander through the downtown area, especially …

The Grand Coulee from Ice Age to Brutalism

3 stops

National Trust for Historic Preservation Field Session
Explore central Washington’s “Channeled Scablands,” a haunting landscape sculpted by tumultuous Ice Age floods and later by bold …

Spokane’s public & institutional buildings

10 stops

Spokane’s great public buildings are worth getting to know, from the French Chateau-style Courthouse to the modernistic Spokane International Airport. Spokane City Hall is located …

Local dining

Historic dining: Central downtown

12 stops

Eat and drink in historic Spokane. There are plenty of choices. Here are some of our favorites. We tried to include as many as possible.

History

Bing Crosby

7 stops

A tour of places important to Bing Crosby during his time in Spokane.