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Manito Park, Spokane

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
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. Make Manito Park a centerpiece of your Spokane vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Spokane travel itinerary planner.
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  • Great park in the nicer neighbor hood. We enjoy it year round. Japanese garden is nice and peaceful. 
  • While the summer is so beautiful here with all of the abundant flowers and trees, every season is special. Can't beat a walk right now as the fall leaves turn colors and sent of the season in the air. 
  • The roses and landscaping is beautiful for a public garden. Especially impressed by Japanese garden! 
  • Insanely gorgeous park is one of the gems of Spokane. Open year round, Manito continues to be a focal point for locals and visitors alike. Historic in nature, the park host the botanical gardens, the rose garden and the Japanese Gardens (a must see!) to name a few. Located in the center of Spokane's South Hill the park is easy to get to with lots of parking and offers lots of views of flora and fauna alike.
  • Took daughters and son to the greenhouse. Kids loved it so much we went back so they could take time drawing all the flowers. The new park this year 2016 is awesome! The use of rope is great as sun won't heat it up at all and very creative.
  • A beautifully maintained park. We had a wonderful time walling around the different gardens and enjoying the environment! I would recommend! Be careful though if you have a bee allergy, there were lots of honey bees getting their lunch game on some we were there.
  • What an amazing park in Spokane. Ponds and multiple gardens. Kids play area. Quick access from anywhere in south hill. The large old sprawling trees on the south side of the park reveal the true age of this great piece of land. There's a ton of old homes around the perimeter of the park as well and really ads a lot of charm to the area. Definitely a must visit for locals and passerbys to the region.
  • My favorite park by far something for everyone. Love all of it from Japanese Gardens to formal Duncan Gardens, two great play grounds one in upper end of park even has a splash pad. Even on rainy day you can take in the indoor botanical gardens.
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