Downtown Spokane

Historic Walking Tour


Learn about the Native Americans, early fur traders and pioneers who settled along the Spokane River. See the former Expo’ 74 site, now Riverfront Park and view the Spokane Falls. Take the Sculpture Walk through the park to see a wide variety of commissioned art by local artists. As you walk through downtown, your guide will tell you about the architects and point out ornate details on the buildings they created after the Great Fire of 1889. Learn about the Great Fire, who these were originally built for and how they have been repurposed today. Listen to some interesting and colorful stories about Spokane in the late 1800’s, when it was a wild town catering to the miners from the nearby Silver Valley.

Time: 2 ½ hours.

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