Before horse carousels became children’s rides, they were used to train cavalry to evade the enemy by riding in circles. Cruise in clever circles with today’s Groupon for two day-passes to Riverfront Park, located in downtown Spokane. Choose one of the following options:
- For $13, you get two winter day passes, which are good through February 27, 2011 (a $27.50 value).
- For $16, you get two summer day passes, which are good through September 5, 2011 (a $32.50 value).
With dozens of attractions sprinkled across 100 acres of land, Spokane's Riverfront Park provides festive families with year-round activities and entertainment. With the two winter passes deal, you and a friend get admission and skate rental to the Ice Palace, admission to a regular IMAX film, and a round of tropical mini-golf in the Enchanted Forest. You'll also get two rides each on the Looff Carrousel, a historic 1909 ride with 54 wood-carved horses, one giraffe, one tiger, one William H. Taft, and two Chinese dragon chairs.
With the summer pass deal, you'll get one IMAX regular feature, plus unlimited admission on several of the park's carnival rides, including the Carrousel and mini-golf. Fire your watery cannon on the bumper boats, or build an intricate model of the HMS Agamemnon while spinning on the Tilt-A-Whirl. Visitors can check out the raging rapids of Spokane Falls or hop on the gondola cars of the Spokane Falls SkyRide for a bird's eye view of the park.
Yelpers give Riverfront Park an average of 4.5 stars:
Sprawling across 100 acres in the verdant, picturesque Spokane Falls, Riverfront Park beckons with awe-inspiring visual and auditory wonders. SkyRide, constructed in 2006, invites visitors to survey the land from above, swooping across the Spokane River and past city hall, where they can wave to their favorite comptroller. Back on the ground, the historic Looff Carousel, built in 1909, whirls riders around on 54 horses, two Chinese-dragon chairs, one giraffe, and one tiger, and a tour train chugs through the park on a 30-minute narrated jaunt. Among other attractions, such as the Sculpture Walk and pony rides, Riverfront Park houses one of the largest indoor screens in the Pacific Northwest. Standing 53 feet high and stretching 69 feet wide, the screen is slightly taller than the average human and displays crystal-clear two-dimensional images, which are complemented by the sounds of a booming, wraparound surround-sound system.