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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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  • Lovely urban park with various parts. Japanese garden, formal European garden, open vista's and a small conservatory. Well worth a visit.  more »
  • The gardens are very beautiful maintained by many volunteers. Quite a lovely and peaceful place. Gardens include Dahlias, Rose, perennials, Annuals, and many others.  more »
  • The Botanical Gardens at Manito Park was an enchanting place to visit for the day and in particular the Rose Gardens!!! I felt tremendous joy being in the rose garden surrounded by such beauty. I love the trees nearby with benches to reflect upon the gardens. I highly recommend this park if you have an hour or a day.. it is well worth it!!! Many enjoyable areas to enjoy. Bring a lunch or try the small cafe. Rose garden is great , Duncan garden impressive.
  • This place is amazing! I recommend studying a map of the area before going, if this is your first visit. The park is vast, with several different sections and parking areas so you can park close to the section you want to visit first. If you visit the office, there is a physical map you can use too. Please be respectful of the gardens and the work that went into their creation. In some areas food/dogs and other things are restricted (such as at the Japanese garden). In most other places though, dogs are fine as long as they are on a leash. There are public restrooms as well as water fountains interspersed throughout. Such a marvelous place!

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