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Manito Park, Spokane

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Designed by the famous Olmstead Brothers, Manito Park features beautifully manicured lawns, many gardens, and a greenhouse conservatory, all set on 36 hectares (90 acres). The name means Spirit of Nature in the Algonquian language, and that's what you'll find here, with flowers, topiaries, and tall trees lining well-kept paths designed for walking and cycling. The park offers facilities for baseball, sledding, tennis, bird watching, and even Frisbee golf. Kids will be entertained in the two playgrounds and can enjoy feeding the ducks and geese in the duck pond. Until 1932, the park was a zoo, but it closed due to lack of funding during the Depression. You can still see remnants of the old zoo, such as the rock with an iron bar stuck in it, once part of the cage for bears. By using our Spokane online tour itinerary planner , you can arrange your visit to Manito Park and other attractions in Spokane.
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  • Gorgeous grounds, the roses are unreal. So many other flowers it’s green. Trees just beautiful. Pack a lunch. Spend the day  more »
  • What a wonderful few hours we spent strolling thru beautiful , maintained, delightful rose gardens, paths, conservatory, Japanese garden, annual gardens, etc.! just lovely! What a treat it must be to ...  more »
  • It was not easy to find the park, but the park is big, and versatile. It is great for gathering, but it has also playgrounds and the flowers are just incredible. I hated the ducks poop everywhere near...  more »
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  • Please. In my opinion most beautiful park in Spokane. It has a great history, a duck pond, Japanese, Lilac, Duncan and Rose Gardens. The Park Bench is open in the summer months and serves great sandwiches, and once a week offers music. You can sit on the grass and listen to music while you enjoy your picnic. There is a conservatory where you can walk through and enjoy cacti, birds of paradise, beautiful flowers and the reflection pond. Twice a year they have a plant sale as well
  • As someone who works in the industry, I think I tend to look at parks with a more critical eye than most folks. I was amazed at this place. So many different components of a park all taken care of perfectly. The gardens are amazing, plenty of walking trails, playgrounds, splash park, greenhouse, trees, a large pond. People everywhere we're happy to be there. Not hardly any garbage anywhere. Very impressed.
  • Beautiful, tranquil, and well kept. I visited on a Saturday morning and had a wonderful experience. The Japanese garden is well shaded and has several nice places to sit and be still. The rose garden is the most extensive that I have ever seen. With lovely soft grass, there where were so many varieties of colours and smells. The perennial garden was another beauty all in its own, fragrances and colours abound.
  • Gorgeous park with lots of different gardens and trails for walking. The Rose Garden has many, many varieties that I never knew existed! Duncan Gardens is a beautiful location for a wedding. Dog friendly, except for the Japanese Garden which was my only disappointment.
  • This is a beautiful place in the heart of Spokane. The conservatory is worth visiting for any nature lover. It has plants from all over the world. And you can see variety of cactus which is mesmerizing. The Duncan garden in front of it is so we'll maintained that you will fall in love with it. Lots of space for kids to play and adults to roam around. Lots of parking space too. In love with it !!
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