Comfort Inn University District/Downtown
923 3rd Ave E.
Spokane, WA 99202
Phone: (509) 535-9000
Fax: (509) 535-5740
Go-karting is a time-honored activity for kids - and adults - looking for high-speed thrills in controlled circumstances. At the Fast Kart Indoor Speedway, budding racers can get to speeds of 40mph and over. Eight friends can race each other at a time and the race times are computer recorded. Fast Kart also caters for parties and corporate team-building exercises. Call for more details.
Whilst most people wouldn't immediately associate fishing with the distilling of fine liquor, the founders of Dry Fly Distilling were inspired by exactly that. The distillery produces finely crafted vodka, gin and whiskey, all of which have garnered many accolades since the distillery opened. Also, if you've always dreamed of making your own liquor, Dry Fly offer hands-on distilling classes, based on the experience of the two founders.
The family owned Robert Karl Cellars is best known to preserve and offer their superior varieties of wines to locals and tourists. Located in the warehouse district, they are known to specialize in producing premium Cabernets. The recommended must-try flavors include the Claret and the Red Syrah. The wines are stored in the cellar by the owners for the right amount of time, which brings out the mature flavor of the wine. This popular boutique winery adds a new dimension to the palate of every wine lover. Check the website for more details.
The visitor center is a wealth of information, staffed by people who really love the city. The walls are lined with brochures, there's plenty of parking (even for RVs) and restrooms. Telephones are also available for visitors' use. Be sure to stop by on your way into town; these folks have all the information you'll need right at their fingertips. This center also organizes tours for those who love to explore a new venue.
The Spokane Convention Center hosts numerous events throughout the year, including public conventions such as wine tasting events, and many professional trade shows. Located right in Downtown, the Center is directly across from the INB Performing Arts Center, and within walking distance from the major area attractions and restaurants. Also nearby are fantastic views of the river and Spokane Falls.
Willow in the elegance of some delicious wines at the Lone Canary Winery. This is a small establishment located downtown that produces amazing wines from the local produce of the state of Washington. The place also has a tasting room that offers you some sips of their newly created flavors. The place also hosts some special concerts that are very interesting to watch. Besides, Lone Canary Winery also gives away some of its halls on rent for private celebrations. To know more about the place, check the website.
One of the main entertainment hubs in Spokane, Riverfront Park provides great family entertainment while still having enough secluded spots for someone who just wants to enjoy nature. Many attractions and landmarks reside within the park, including the Looff Carousel, the historic Clock Tower, and the IMAX Theater. Take a turn around the park on the Spokane Falls Northern Railway, which makes a 40 minute loop around the park, showing off its natural beauty and great river views. Many of the city's popular family festivals take place here, especially in the summer, so make sure to check out their website for a calendar of events as well as hours of operation for all attractions.
Located in the center of Riverfront Park, the historic Looff Carousel is one of the park's most popular attractions for children and adults alike. The carousel was built in 1909 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In addition to the 54 horses, the carousel features 2 Chinese dragon chairs, 1 giraffe and 1 tiger. A small gift shop and concession stand is located next to the carousel. Hours vary seasonally so check the website before you visit.
The Pavilion in Riverfront Park is a distinctive part of the Spokane skyline, located directly under a massive tent-like structure. Featuring hours of family fun, the Pavilion seasonally offers carnival rides and an ice skating rink, as well as indoor mini-golf, arcade games, the IMAX theater, and a cafeteria. The Pavilion was originally built for the 1974 World's Fair and operates year-round.
Celebrate childhood by heading to the Red Wagon. Located in Riverfront Park, the Red Wagon is a large interactive sculpture that is 12 feet high and 27 feet long. Children can climb the sculpture and go down a slide which looks like the wagon's handle. If you're a child at heart make sure you slide down the wagon yourself.
On a hot day head to the Rotary Fountain by the south entrance of Riverfront Park. You're sure to get wet since water comes out of the ground, mists to the sides and pours down from overhead jets. From Spring to Fall the fountain provides entertainment and a place to cool off.
The US Post Office, Courthouse, and Custom House, serves the town of Spokane, Washington. Built in 1906 under the guidance of several top architects, the structure features a mix of architectural styles such as Beaux Arts Classicicsm, Late 19th and 20th Century Revival and Second Renaissance Revival. The historic building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.