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Spokane ranks as one of best American cities for families to visit, says TripAdvisor

UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018

Spokane has been ranked in the 25 best cities for families to visit in the country by popular travel website TripAdvisor.

The Lilac city joined four other cities in the rankings’ Northwest category. They include Seward, Alaska; Florence, Oregon; Maccall, Idaho and West Yellowstone, Montana.

So why is Spokane on the list?

Trip Advisor’s article stated Spokane “has something for everyone,” and listed the SkyRide, the Mobius Children’s Museum, Spokane Falls and the giant red Radio Flyer wagon at Riverfront Park as a few reasons why. Also, Spokane’s access to the outdoors made it stand out as a favorable place for a family to visit.

Of course, not everyone agreed.

News outlet KREM published TripAdvisor’s rankings on Thursday, and people commenting on Facebook had some different observations.

“I find it odd that the same small city can rank very high for property crime, high for violent crime, but yet be on a list for best family getaways. Odd. I love living here, but I can think of 50 better places to take a family than Spokane,” commenter Duane Coulter wrote.

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