Pre and Post Con Tours
If you are coming early or staying late check out these tours of historic sites, parks, wineries and craft breweries available to Sasquan members on August 18 and August 31.
Attractions Located in Spokane
- Riverfront Park
Located right outside the convention center, this 100 acre park includes a historic carousel, the SkyRide over Spokane Falls, miniature golf, food, rides, walking paths, a garbage-eating goat, and more.
- Steam Plant Square
159 S. Lincoln
This historic landmark was renovated to commercial space after providing heat and power to Spokane for 70 years.
- Mobius Science Center and Children’s Museum
811 W Main Ave
Science programs, exhibits, and events including a planetarium.
- Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (“The MAC”)
2316 W 1st Ave
Protects, archives, and preserves the objects and stories of the Inland Northwest region focusing on regional history, tribal heritage, and art of the Northern Plateau tribes. Affiliated with the Smithsonian.
- The Cork District
Wineries and tasting rooms. The Spokane region is an up-and-coming wine producing area turning out several award-winning varietals.
- Inland Northwest Ale Trail
The Inland Northwest features one of the greatest hops and barley growing regions of the world. The trail extends from Washingtom into Idaho, but six of these craft breweries are right in Spokane.
- Spokane Indians Minor League Baseball Games
602 N Havana St (Avista Stadium)
See the farm team for the Texas Rangers play ball.
- Manito Park and Botanical Gardens
17th Ave and Grand Blvd
90 acre park which includes a Japanese garden, a rose garden, a greenhouse conservatory, topiary shrubs, and a duck pond.
- High Tea
From tea shoppe to Victorian mansion, Spokane offers multiple options for high tea.
< 50 miles
- Cat Tales, 12 mi north of Spokane
Read about Marah’s visit
- Carver Farms, 22 mi east of Spokane
Produce and Christmas tree farm featuring U-Pick fruits and vegetables
- Siemers Farm, 17 mi north of Spokane
Family-friendly features include a maze, train and wagon rides, and food and craft vendors
- Spokane’s Family Farm, 13 mi west of Spokane
Dairy farm tours and classes.
- Two Rivers Casino and Resort, 45 mi west of Spokane on Lake Roosevelt
Teepee, cabin, and houseboat rentals; RV and tent camping sites. Concert series with regional bands. Operated by Spokane Tribal Enterprises.
- Silverwood Theme Park, 47 mi east of Spokane
Theme park + water park with roller coasters and other rides, water slides, steam engine train, live shows, and more.
- Sierra Silver Mine Tour and Burke Ghost Town Trolley Tour, 80 mi. east of Spokane in Wallace, ID
Learn about the mining history of the Inland Northwest and tour an actual underground silver mine or mining ghost town.
- Channeled Scablands, ~100 mi. west of Spokane
How about a side trip to Mars when you visit Spokane? Planet scientists like those at NASA use topographic and geomorphological features found here as planetary analog sites for features observed on Mars.
- Stonerose Interpretive Center and Eocene Fossil Site, 123 mi.north of Spokane in Republic, WA
Hunt in shale formed from lake sediment almost 50 million years ago for impressions of ancient plants, insects, and fish – and keep them!
- Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility and Renewable Energy Center, 156 mi. west of Spokane near Ellensburg, WA
On the way to or from Mt. Ranier and Seattle you can tour this solar and wind turbine facility featured in Sasquan Progress Report #2.