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Manito Park, Spokane
(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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TripAdvisor
  • This gem has something for everyone. Gardens, playgrounds, open fields and quiet areas. Gardeners will love the greenhouse and display gardens. 
  • This is a great park for all ages! Multiple playgrounds, and trails. The Japanese garden is a must see! All of the different leaf colors in the fall is spectacular! And great fun to be had by the litt...  more »
  • I can't believe a city the town of Spokane has so many beautiful and well kept parks. Manito is probably the nicest one. Outdoors and well as indoors garden, fountain, place for pets and kids to roam....  more »
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  • Family Picnic at duck pond area under the trees near pavilion. Cool and comfortable even on a hot day. They should have grills in that area. The closest one was 50 yards away in the sun. So many gardens to explore and views change each visit.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lots of Pokéstops!! Not very many Pokémon... The Japanese gardens are beautiful, well kept ground. Lighting at dusk is a little sub-par.
  • 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.