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Downtown   Spokane  Visitor   Information
                                                                                  Center, 20l  W. Main, Spokane,  WA 9920l;
                                                                                  Phone:  (888)-SPOKANE.  Spokane  Regional
                                                                                  Convention  and  Visitors Bureau, 80l  West
                                                                                  Riverside  Avenue  Suite  30l,  Spokane,  WA
                                                                                  9920l; Website:

                                                                                  The hardest part about planning a visit to the
                                                                                Spokane  Region  is  deciding  what  to  see  and  do
                                                                                first, with all the shopping, dining, arts, indoor and
                                                                                outdoor recreation you could wish for, Spokane is a
                                                                                Northwest wonderland complete with natural beauty
                                                                                and  fantastic  weather.  Request  a  visitor  packet  and
                                                                                plan to stop by one of the Visitor Information Centers
                                                                                when you arrive.
                                                                                  Spokane, known as the Lilac City, is the hub of
                                                                   Washington Coast  a large area known as the Inland Northwest. It is a
                                                                       photo by:
                                                                    Thomas Shahan  trade center for the 3-state region and also a gateway
                                                                                to outdoor opportunities located in this scenic area.
                                                                                Spokane is so well located  that  a visitor can be
      setting  almost  entirely  surrounded by water  and   Sunnyside           horseback riding at a dude ranch, jet boating in Hells
      recognized as the longest driving beach on earth.   Location: Centrally located on I-82, Sunnyside   Canyon or water-skiing or fishing on Lake Roosevelt
      From surf and sand to lush green forests, fresh water   is about a three-hour drive (180 miles) from   in less than two hours. There are 76 lakes within a 50-
      and deep sea fishing, the Peninsula offers a variety of   Portland, Seattle or Spokane; 35 miles to   mile radius, over l,635 miles of maintained biking and
      sports activities and amusements.                                         hiking  trails,  five  ski  resorts  and  numerous  forests,
                                             Yakima and 45 miles to Tri-Cities.  Population:
                                             14,000 with a market area population of   state parks and resorts.
              CENTRAL WASHINGTON             75,000.                              It was the river that first drew people to Spokane
                                                                                hundreds of years ago and it’s the river that continues
      Othello                                      EASTERN WASHINGTON           to be the heart and the soul of the state’s second largest
                                                                                city.  The Spokane River snakes through downtown,
        Location: 25 miles south of I-90 at the                                 rumbles  over  one  of the  largest  urban  waterfalls  in
        intersection of State Hwys 17 and 26; 180   Spokane                     the United States and is the focal point of l00-acre
        miles east of Seattle and 110 miles southwest                           Riverfront Park.  It’s a four-season river that thunders
        of Spokane. Population: 7600.  Visitor   Location:  Near the  Washington/Idaho border   in the spring with icy snow melt, turns placid and cool
        Information:  Greater  Othello  Chamber;  on Interstate  90; 33 miles from Coeur   in  the  summer,  meanders  under  brilliantly  colored
        Phone: (509) 488-2683;  Website: www.  d’Alene,  Idaho;  289 miles  from Seattle.   leaves in fall and runs cold and steady in winter.                  Population:  212,000.  Visitor Information:

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        Photography by Erika Spaulding                        Photography by Marianne Wiest Photography
                                                                                    Photo Credit: Mount Forge Montana

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