"Near Nature. Near Perfect." The tourism motto of Visit Spokane highlights outdoor recreation, an Inland Northwest passion for more than a century. Short winters, dry climate and a yearly average of 260 sunny days entice locals and visitors alike to fish for rainbow trout, bike the Hiawatha Trail and slice through fresh powder at five regional ski areas - not to mention the opportunities afforded boaters, golfers and birders. Many residents escape the summer heat by visiting one of 76 regional lakes, including Lake Coeur d'Alene, a local favorite.
MAC 100 Stories: A Centennial Exhibition is told on the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture campus in Spokane's Browne's Addition, with additional highlights at 15 sites in Spokane and eastern Washington. The exhibit experience (February 22, 2014 - January 2016) weaves stories and programs about Inland Northwest people, places and events by capitalizing on the MAC's extraordinary collection. www.northwestmuseum.org
Spokane Historical presents 15 regional and city tours in partnership with the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture and its 100 Stories exhibition.