- Steam Plant Square
The plant’s giant columnar pipes once lit downtown with steam energy; now they energize the city with retail and dining. Walk the catwalks above the Steam Plant Grill, built in the original 1930s boiler room.
- Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
Sample syrah from atop a basalt cliff 450 feet in the air. The estate’s 1924 Florentine-style mansion and gardens overlook the Spokane Valley, and host a summer concert series.
- Garland Theater
For midcentury modernity, stop by the 1945 Garland Theater, a cornerstone of Spokane's Garland District. Prices haven't changed much, either--watch flicks for $3.50.
- Looff Carrousel
This hand-carved indoor carousel started operating in 1909. Set in the city’s green heart (Riverfront Park), it offers a menagerie of figures, including a tiger, a dragon, and a giraffe.
- Flour Mill
This 1895 building, which sits on the Spokane River, turned wheat into flour until 1960. It now churns out riverfront dining, artisanal chocolates, and a host of retail, including a gourmet kitchen shop. www.flourmillspokane.com