Things To Do in Spokane

Here are some suggestions for things to do while you are in Spokane.  Click on any item in blue to be directed to their website for more information.  We will have printed information about these places at the Registration Desk when you arrive.

Places below marked with an * are optional stops on our tour route, but are places you might want some more time to explore.

          A Discover Pass is required for access to Washington State Parks.
          Our tour will not be going to any location that requires a
          Discover Pass, but there are many interesting places to see as
          optional stops that will.  We are not, unfortunately able to provide
          Discover Passes for everyone on our tour, but we wanted to make
          you aware of what your options are so that you can decide whether   
          or not to purchase one.

          All of the information about purchasing and using Discover Passes
         can be found by CLICKING HERE

➔➔➔ 50th Annual Spokane Swap Meet Special
The Early Ford V8 Club is offering us special pricing at the  Spokane Swap Meet.  On Friday, July 9th if you drive your Model T to the Swap Meet and enter through the purple (south) gate, the admission fee will be $4 per car, including all the people in your T.  You will also be directed to a designated parking area inside the fairgrounds.  You may arrive any time after 10 am.  The Swap Meet will be open on Friday until 8 pm.
CLICK HERE for driving directions.

Visit a Park
*Manito Park on Spokane’s South Hill
Falls Park at the Post Falls Dam
Waterfront Park in Medical Lake
*Riverfront Park in Downtown Spokane
*Riverside State Park: Bowl & Pitcher Area

Wilder Wildlife
Blue Zoo interactive aquarium
Cat Tales Wildlife Center

Get in the Spirit




Update for Thursday, June 3:

We have been waiting to post more information about things to do while you're in Spokane until we know about the status of pandemic opening.  We are now anticipating that Washington State will be fully open on June 30th and we will be adding information to this page soon.

For now, here is a little more detail about our tours:

Saturday, July 10th we will be touring to Coeur d’Alene to participate in the Pharoahs 1st Annual Car Show at Kootenai County Fairgrounds.  Your tour fee includes entry into the show, where they are expecting 600 or more cars to be on display, and you will be eligible for great prizes to be given away throughout the day.  We will have a shuttle to downtown Coeur d’Alene so that you can shop, eat, enjoy the lake or the museum...without having to find a parking space.

Sunday, July 11th we are traveling through the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse.  We are planning to stop in Sutton Park in Cheney, then continue as far south as Oakesdale for lunch in the park and a visit to the McCoy Museum before looping back to Northern Quest.  A box lunch is included with your tour fee.  There is a great old flour mill building in Oakesdale--perfect for a photo op.

Monday, July 12th we are heading to Green Bluff.  We will start at Siemers Farm, where lunch will be served, but you can plan to eat your way around the Bluff as there will be many places offering special treats for us to enjoy.  The more adventurous can join the group heading up to the top of Mount Spokane, but you will need to provide your own Discover Pass to make this trip.  (See the information below about Discover Passes.)

Tuesday, July 13th we will start by going to the Lincoln County Museum in Davenport and then continuing on to the Fort Spokane Interpretive Center.  We will have lunch, included with your tour fee, at the Fort Spokane Park, looking out on the confluence of the Spokane and Columbia Rivers.  We will then travel back with beautiful views of the Spokane River.

Wednesday, July 14th we will be touring along Spokane's City Drive tour of the city.  We will begin in Riverfront Park, where we will be able to park in the Clock Tower Meadow all day.  You may explore the park and downtown on foot from there, or you may continue in your Model T along a modified City Drive route through Spokane.  We are also planning tours of local favorite Dry Fly Distillery.  You have the option to stop at any of the sites along the way which will include the Riverside State Park Bowl & Pitcher area (a Discover Pass is required--see below), Manito Park, Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens, and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture / Campbell House (entry fees apply).

Wednesday is also our evening banquet, a buffet dinner at Northern Quest Resort plus door prizes and awards.  The banquet is included in the price of the full tour, otherwise you must register and pay for the banquet separately.

You might want to come early or stay a little longer...

Take advantage of our Early Check-in on Thursday, July 8th and leave yourself all day on Friday, July 9th to explore.
Information that we posted on April 16, 2021:

Northern Quest has announced the first show on their schedule during our tour dates:  Comedian Jeff Dunham with his friends Walter, Bubba J, Achmed, Seamus, and more will be bringing their not-politically-correct brand of humor to Northern Quest on Saturday, July 10th at 7:30 p.m. 
For more information about the show and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

Another opportunity to see a show is by attending a Thursday or Saturday night outdoor concert at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars.  Arbor Crests' beautiful grounds and view of the Spokane Valley alone are worth the trip--the concert is a bonus.  You can reserve a table, or bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic dinner, or enjoy the food and wine options at Arbor Crest.  Model T drivers take note that you will most likely be returning to Northern Quest after dark. 
For more information and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE.

If you are still thinking about other things to do while you’re in our part of the country...

You could really see the Spokane River or Snake River up close on a Flow Adventures rafting, tubing, or kayaking trip. 
To see your options CLICK HERE to go to Flow Adventures' website.

If immersing yourself in Inland Empire history is more your style, the Pend Oreille Historical Society Museum is the place for you.  A museum complex, with a historic train depot, sawmill, church, cabins, and more–there is a lot to see!  The museum is located 60 miles from Spokane in Newport, Washington and is close to other sites worth seeing in the Pend Oreille area. 
For more information CLICK HERE.

If you like history, but prefer a shorter drive, just 15 miles from Northern Quest is Spokane House Interpretive Center.  Situated at the confluence of the Spokane and Little Spokane Rivers, this traditional meeting place for the region's Native American tribes became the location of the first white settlement in the area.  Spokane House is part of Riverside State Park, and a Discover Pass is required to visit this site. 
For more information CLICK HERE.

A chance to see the Inland Northwest’s wildlife can be had at Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge in Cheney, about 20 miles from Northern Quest.  Enjoy a self-guided walk, take advantage of the observation decks and photography blinds, just enjoy a leisurely day.  Cheney is also home to Eastern Washington University, if you’ve ever wanted a look at a red football field, the Cheney Historical Museum, and many places to stop and get a bite to eat. 
For more information about Turnbull CLICK HERE.

If you have little ones to entertain the Mobius Discovery Center is open in downtown Spokane.  A great place for play and for curious young minds (indoors, out of the heat)!
For more information CLICK HERE

It’s also not too soon to be thinking about a day of golf or maybe a guided fishing tour...
To find information about some of the Spokane area’s favorite golf courses CLICK HERE.
To find information about guided fly fishing on the Spokane River CLICK HERE.
To find information about other things to do in Spokane CLICK HERE -- but we'll have more suggestion for you on our website soon!
Information that we posted on February 16, 2021:

One thing that has been scheduled is the 2021 season of the Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, Idaho’s oldest performing arts organization.  If you like your comedy a little dark, you may want to see their presentation of Little Shop of Horrors playing from July 2nd through July 10th or... “Saddle up for a joyride in this tale of stubborn men and cunning women” when Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is staged from July 16th through July 24th.  For more information go to

The Spokane Indians Baseball Team will become a High-A affiliate of the Colorado Rockies this year.  Their schedule has not been announced yet, but watch their website–it should be posted soon:

Our tour will be visiting all points of the compass around Spokane, but there are many places to visit that are just out of reach of our tour:

    Sandpoint on
    Lake Pend Oreille
    is 80 miles northeast
    of Northern Quest

    And more...

    Farragut State Park on
    Lake Pend Oreille
    is 60 miles east
    of Northern Quest

    Lake Coeur d’Alene
    is 40 miles east
    of Northern Quest

    The Hiawatha Trail
    begins 100 miles east
    of Northern Quest

   Silverwood Theme Park
   is 50 miles east
   of Northern Quest

    Steptoe Battlefield and
    Steptoe Butte
    are 60 miles south
    of Northern Quest

    Lewiston, Idaho
    is 110 miles south
    of Northern Quest

    Grand Coulee Dam
    is 80 miles west
    of Northern Quest

    Palouse Falls State Park
    is 100 miles southwest
    of Northern Quest

There is something for everyone in Sandpoint...a City Beach, Lake Pend Oreille Cruise, restaurants, shopping, scenic drives, fishing, hiking, and more. 
For more information:

There are many beautiful drives and fun destinations in North Idaho.  We would recommend a
recommend a visit to and click on the Communities tab for a list
of places to visit.  Some of our favorites are:

        The drive around Lake Coeur d’Alene to Harrison
        The Pend Oreille Historical Society Museum in Newport
        Albeni Falls Dam on the Pend Oreille River between Newport and Priest River
        A stop at Messy’s Burgers for a burger and shake in Spirit Lake
        A Mine Tour or trip to the Oasis Bordello Museum in the historic town of Wallace

This park offers recreation–a picnic area, fishing, hiking, and more–plus history:  It was the location of Farragut Naval Training Station and a German Prisoner of War Camp during World War II.  This history is preserved in the Museum at the Brig.  Lake Pend Oreille, in some places over 1200 feet deep, still supports submarine acoustic research. 
For more information:

We will be visiting Coeur d’Alene on our tour, but will not have time for a lake cruise that day.
There are many different cruise offerings, some including brunch or dinner, and also a cruise
that goes up the St. Joe River.  Or perhaps you would prefer to try your luck at hitting the island green at the Coeur d’Alene Resort Golf Course.
For more information about taking a lake cruise:
or about playing a round of golf:

A favorite outing in the Inland Northwest is a bike ride on the Hiawatha Trail.  You don’t need to
be an expert rider!  This is a leisurely, mostly downhill trip for all ages.
For more information:

From splashing around in the water at Boulder Beach to the high-intensity Aftershock hanging
coaster or the Timber Terror wooden roller coaster, there is something at Silverwood for
For more information:

Steptoe Battlefield is a park in Rosalia commemorating an 1858 battle between U.S. Army forces
under Col. Edward Steptoe and several eastern Washington Native American tribes.

If you take the scenic route, the distance is more than 60 miles, but you can’t miss the Butte, suddenly rising 3,612 feet above the rolling fields of the Palouse.  If you choose to try this hill-climb in your Model T, we would highly recommend a ruckstell rear-end, excellent brakes, and caution–it is a steep twisting climb to the amazing view at the top. 

These are both Washington State Parks that require a Discover Pass for entry.
For more information:

...but if you’ve ever wanted to raft or take a jet boat down the Snake River or through
Hells Canyon, or perhaps just do a little fishing, this is the place to go.  There are a number of
great companies offering a variety of river excursions, and we can only recommend that you search for “Lewiston Snake River tours” online to check out your options.

We tried to include a trip to this historic dam on our tour, but decided that it was just too far
and that one of most interesting things to see at the dam happens at night–the Laser Light Show
on the face of the dam, “One River, Many Voices” that tells the story of Grand Coulee.
The Visitor Center is currenly closed to public, following CDC guidelines, but we hope it will be
able to open soon!
For more information:

The Palouse River hides from view as you drive the high-desert landscape southwest of Spokane.
The last thing you would expect to find is a 200-foot waterfall.  But that is what you will find at
state park in Lacrosse, one of the last remaining falls resulting from the Ice Age floods that tore
through this region.

This Washington State Park requires a Discover Pass for entry.

For more information:

Watch for another post in March with some options for things to do closer to Spokane!

CLICK HERE to go to the 2021 National Tour page with registration forms and the latest information about the tour.

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