Manito Park Named One of Top 25 Parks in the U.S.

Nancy Goodspeed, 509.625.6297

Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 3:13 p.m.

TripAdvisor(R) has announced the winners of its 2014 Travelers'Choice(TM) awards for attractions, highlighting the top landmarks and parks around the globe. Spokane's Manito Park was named one of the top 25 parks in the nation.

"TripAdvisor travelers have helped identify some of the best attractions around the globe," said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. "These award-winning landmarks and parks are an ideal starting point for taking in the world's must-see sights."

Here are some of the comments from travelers who wrote reviews for TripAdvisor about Manito Park:

"Spokane’s beauty spot"

Reviewed June 14, 2014

The relaxed atmosphere, the different gardens, the conservatory, and a good family place are just a few "greats" about Manito. There are lilac gardens, a Japanese garden, Duncan Garden, which is filled with annual flowers, a perennial garden, a beautiful wall with cascading flowers in the spring, and a rose garden. There's also a pond, playground equipment, and picnic tables.


Reviewed June 14, 2014

Beautiful grounds to walk. Wife and I spend about 2 hours walking through the different areas. Met up with a local who told us about the history and how it was originally a zoo.

"Don't miss this gem in the heart of Spokane!"

Reviewed June 12, 2014

A very peaceful and relaxing place. Well-maintained grounds. Accessible for those who have disabilities. A great park to visit and meditate, right in town.

"Heaven on earth"

Reviewed June 12, 2014

The rose garden is a little corner of heaven. Must see while in Spokane! It's peaceful, and the 200+ rose bushes are just beginning to bloom. The gardener suggested coming within the next month to see the garden in full glory.

"Beautiful park"

Reviewed June 12, 2014

Really enjoyed this park. Fragrant rose gardens, stately manicured English style garden, tranquil Japanese garden and an interesting observatory and nursery. Great stop.

"Time well spent"

Reviewed June 8, 2014

A lovely day, exploring green houses, lilac and rose gardens. Japanese Garden revealed a comforting area to sit and reflect. Do use caution while walking on any of the roadways.

"Beautiful old park"

Reviewed June 5, 2014

Spokane has wonderful parks, and this one is spectacular, first established in 1904. Has manicured grounds and more wild areas. Everything you could want in a city park.

"Most beautiful and relaxing parkā€¦Ever!"

Reviewed June 4, 2014

Spokane has so many wonderful parks, but this is the best. I live just outside of Spokane and love walking the grounds, especially the sunken garden. This historical park is beautiful all year round, but more so Spring through Fall when all the flowers are in bloom. This park is also a great place to get away while still within the city.

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