These are the streets that Bing Crosby used to walk. Tall brick buildings still stand silently, some looking as new as when they were built, some left to slowly crumble. Imagine yourself in a city that still holds onto its heritage yet at the same time revels in its future. This appreciation of the past but respect for the future can be seen in the many restored buildings located downtown. These buildings still retain their original feel, but are now home to many shops, quaint restaurants, and other specialty stores.
A large arena was built a number of years ago to complement Spokane’s large international convention center. And powerhouse Gonzaga University was established in 1887.
Spokane’s airport, Geiger Field (GEG) is located about 25-30 minutes from downtown. It serves domestic flight – the closest connecting international airport is in Seattle.
Spokane’s population is around 220,000 (and growing). Known as the birthplace of fathers day, first proposed by a citizen of Spokane in 1909. Also known as the Lilac City. In 1872 the city center was moved 10 miles from Little Spokane River to its current location. The heart and soul of the city is the Spokane River – a beautiful place to spend some time for travelers and locals alike. One of the highlights of this river is Spokane Falls – a set of several waterfalls located in downtown. As one walks along the river one can still see the remains of old grain and lumber mills.