Eyes must receive a steady diet of impressive sights or risk sneaking out in the middle of the night to stare at pictures of the Grand Canyon. Feed ocular appetites with today’s Groupon to Riverfront Park. Choose between the following options:
With a rich history and dozens of attractions sprinkled across 100 acres of land, Spokane's Riverfront Park provides festive families with year-round activities and entertainment. Originally built for the 1974 World’s Fair exposition, the Riverfront Park IMAX facility boasts breathtaking visual and auditory wonders inside a massive theater. The 53-foot screen stretches far above audience members’ heads, projecting an image 10 times larger than standard theater screens and at least twice as large as a blue whale's fist. Gaze up at a revolving selection of educational films such as Legends of Flight or the upcoming Roar: Lions of the Kalahari, a thrilling tale of conflict between two lions told without animated comic relief or piano solos from Elton John.
Patrons can jump into a candy-colored gondola car for a 15-minute tour on the Spokane Falls SkyRide. Enclosed cabins glide along the waterfalls, granting a birds-eye view of Riverfront Park and City Hall's art deco architecture and bauhaus parking legislation. As the ride gradually descends over 200 feet, lofty eyes can gaze at flora and fauna in the Huntington Park Natural Area before dipping low under the Monroe Street bridge over the Spokane River before landing back on solid ground.
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.