City of Spokane Upriver Pumping Station

Learn the history of how the City of Spokane developed its innovative water supply system and tour the historic water pumping facilities, begun in 1888, located at Upriver Dam on the Spokane River. Walk through the abandoned turbine-pump gallery in the catacombs that still contain the original penstocks, gates, turbines and pumps. You will see some of the original electric pumping equipment, and walk through the well house of a preserved aquifer well, full of crystal-clear water just as it was over a century ago. Finally, tour the interior of the 1930s electric powerhouse, complete with its stunning and intact original art deco tile.

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Head southwest on N Waterworks St toward Felts Field


Slight right onto E Trent Ave


Turn left onto N Hamilton St


Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-90 W/Seattle and merge onto I-90 W


Take exit 277 to merge onto US-2 W toward Davenport


Turn right onto WA-231 N/N Aspen St

Continue to follow WA-231 N


Turn right onto Eagle View Ln


Continue onto Long Lake Dam Rd