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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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  • Manito Park contains a lovely collection of gardens. We parked and walked from garden to garden; moved our car, parked and walked some more. The gardens are beautiful! In July, the rose garden had ple...  more »
  • This park was designed by the Olmstead brothers who designed Central Park in New York. Amazing gardens, a beautiful place to walk.  more »
  • Manito is an excellent place to visit. The Rose Garden and Japanese Garden are wonderful in season. They offer gardening classes and sell their plants several times a year. It is a wonderful place to ...  more »
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  • Love this park. Huge park with a little something for everyone. Love all the gardens, walking trails and activities going on. Lots of grassy areas, and trees. Great place for families or solitude. Be sure to visit the English garden and the rose garden. Such a beautiful park.
  • Best park in town. Multiple gardens. Lots to see. Greenhouse is fun to visit in winter. Great walking paths. Beautiful any time of year.
  • Love this place. Been to the botanical garden/greenhouse a few times, lovely collection. Holiday lights is amazing. Outdoor gardens are varied and spectacular.
  • I feel like Alice in Wonderland at this park. There are so many different gardens, every time you pass through a tree trail it's either dahlias, roses, perennials, lilacs, etc etc. Every few weeks I go and it always looks different because of what plants are blooming at the moment. One of my favorite places. Definitely a must go if you haven't been.
  • A must see when in the area. Beautiful in the fall. Missed the roses but looking forward to another visit when they are blooming.

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Check out the downtown area close to the train station for boutique hotels and guesthouses located close to major attractions. Some of the finest, fanciest options are located west of the train station, including some long-established hotels with a real sense of grandeur and contemporary interiors. Motels on the highways leading north and southwest out of town provide a good alternative for those on a budget or just passing through.
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