This 37 mile long historic trail is a must see! Get away from everything for a while. It follows the river most of the time, and goes past several nice spots to stop off.. swim in Bowl and Pitcher, fish, see the famous River Front Park, and more. It has wonderfull views the whole way. Well maintained, you can ride bikes, rollerblade, or just go on foot. There are areas where horses are allowed. You can even take strollers down it, its very relaxed. There are areas of the trail, such as in downtown area, where portions are seperated out for wheels and not wheels for safety.
The trail does have certain rules, which are followed in a casual friendly manner, making the trip very pleasurable. Common sence seems to rule, and everyone on the trail shows a lot of respect.
Trail hours: dawn to dusk, year-round
No alcoholic beverages on the trail
Speed Limit: 15 m.p.h. maximum
Pedestrians have the right of way on the paved trail
Horses have the right of way on soft trail
No horses on asphalt paved trail
Pets must be under control and on a six foot or shorter leash at all times
Do not disturb the plants or animals
Pack it in... Pack it out!
No structures (including vendor equipment) allowed within the trail property boundaries
Observe trail rules and signs
Keep on the right, pass on the left, and yield to faster moving users
Signal slower moving trail users when approaching
Wear a helmet when cycling or in-line skating
Use caution where trail narrows and at high-use access points
Bicyclists stay on designated trail, two riders abreast maximum (single file if pedestrians are present)
Wheel Skiers/in-line skaters do not use sharp-tipped poles
Skateboarders stay on paved trail; no jumps or demonstration-type skateboarding
HAVE FUN AND ENJOY THE CENTENNIAL TRAIL
- Family Travel
- Historical Travel
- Adventure Travel
The downtown area of Spokane is a huge shopping area, blocks and blocks of stores and theaters, and restaurants. It is beautifully done, right on the river, with a very large city park. For us, who rarely get to a city, this is a very friendly and fun place to visit.
- Road Trip
Located in downtown Spokane and was the site of Expo '74 World's Fair. The park offers a Dragon Coaster, Ferris Wheel, Bumper Cars, and a Seasonal Ice Skating Rink. Also a full schedule of family entertainment and events such as the Bloomsday Post-Race Celebration, Hoopfest, the IMAX Film Festival, Spokane Music Festival, Pig-Out in the Park, Restaurant Fair, Pow Wow, New Years Eve Celebration, plus many outdoor concerts & other community activities.
The gondola ride takes you directly over the falls.
90 acres of park and was originally called Montrose Park, name changed in 1903 to Manito Park, which means "'spirit of nature".
Duncan Garden is a classical European Renaissance-style garden comprising of three acres and highlighted by a large granite fountain. There is also a Perennial Garden, Japanese Garden, and Rose Hill, which features 1500 rose bushes of over 150 varieties. The Gaiser Conservatory has lush floral displays amid tropical foliage.
There's a duck pond, playground, hiking trails etc.
Arbor Crest Winery
Arbor Crest Winery
This place is beautiful and romantic. Larry and I went here on a regular basis in the summer.
And more than anything, this place has history you wouldn't believe. Before becoming the winery, it was the house of the very wealthy Royal Riblet. (Next time you're skiing, check out the pillars on the lift as your passing them, (you know, the ones that everyone slaps stickers on as you're going up the mountain) there's a good chance you'll see the name Riblet on them, as it was Royal's invention and success) At the time he built his mansion, there was basically nothing below him in sight, except the private gondola he had built to get up to his mansion and the traintrack and river below. Now, the view is engulfed by Spokane Valley's businesses and homes.
Wines offered sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, grand cepage, cab/merlot, cabernet franc, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, johannisberg riesling, muscatt canelli and semillon
A visitor in the Spring and summer must see Manito Park. It is on the South Hill area in Spokane. It is one of the oldest parks in Spokane and is a place with many gardens and flowers. It has a green house, a duck pond, and many lovely flowers....each blooming at different times of spring and summer.
Manito Park has a Formal Garden, Japanese Garden, flower beds, a greenhouse (where you can purchase flowers at different times of years and see plants from all over the world flower) , and an area for children to play in.
If you like architecture, there's a lot to look at in Browne's Addition. Large, old mansions, in and around parks and small restaurants makes this a must visit. The MAC, a large museum, is also located here.
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This place has a really fascinating pool. It isn't a typical built in pool, there's a part of the pool that's natural. Meaning, the bottom and sides of it are natural rock. Almost as if it's a natural hot springs.
There's a beautiful pavillion where they must have some incredible events (a wedding would be perfect up here!) and even an old ice skating rink that was used as croquet in the summer. ALSO, a big checkerboard that you have to walk on to play, carrying your checker pieces that are bigger and heavier than frisbees. It's a riot (especially after some wine tasting.. ;-)
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