Spokane Activities Guide Part 1/5: Indoors Activities
Part 2/5: Outdoors Activities Part 3/5: Local Sports and Kids' Activities Part 4/5: Regional Travel Part 5/5: Local Events Have you ever sat around bored wondering what to do for fun in Spokane? Are you new to the area and have no idea what's available? Then this guide may help! Through a series of five posts, I've made lists of Spokane-area activities! Hopefully, you find this helpful. If you don't see something that you feel should be included, add it in the comments below! Indoors Fun Want to stay out of the cold in the winter? Want to stay out of the heat in the summer? Want to generally avoid fresh air? Here are some activities that you can enjoy in the comfort of being indoors. Beer Tasting Spokane has a great craft beer scene, and it’s growing bigger all the time! While sitting around and drinking may not seem an “activity” to some, visiting craft breweries can be as educational as it is inebriating. Let staff walk you through tasting flights and teach you about flavor profiles, beer styles, production methods, and more! Take advantage of an excellent local product that many cities are not privileged to have! Laser Quest MARSHAL! MARSHAL! MARSHAL! Laser Quest is a laser tag arena with all the right features. High-quality guns and target vests? Check. Multiple stories complete with ambush spots in every direction (including vertically)? Check. Different game modes? Check. More fog and black lights than you can shake a stick at? Check. Play a public game with everyone, or reserve the facility for a private group. Wild Walls Wild Walls is an indoor rock climbing gym. Experienced climbers are welcome to bring their gear and scale to their hearts’ content. However, beginners are also welcome, with rental gear, day passes, and training classes all available. Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym Up in North Spokane, Block Yard is open for bouldering both to casual visitors and to regular members. For those unfamiliar, bouldering is a version of rock climbing that involves moving sideways along short walls, negating the need for ropes and harnesses. This is even a great activity for kids, so bring down the whole family! FastKart Indoor Speedway Got the need for speed? FastKart has gas-powered go-karts that hit 30 mph. Come and race against other customers, or rent the entire track for your large event! And since it’s all indoors, you can race any time of the year! Eagles Ice Arena Although the Eagles Ice Arena is host to a lot of organized events/practices, it also has regular public skating hours. Don’t have your own ice skates? They have rentals! Completely new to ice skating? Bring a donut ring to sit on for the drive home! R.I.P. tailbone! Escape! Escape Rooms If you’re unfamiliar with escape rooms, you’re in for a treat. In an escape room, you and a small group of people are locked in a room filled with puzzles. And, no I don’t mean jigsaw puzzles. These can be anything from pattern recognition, to hidden objects, to disassembling furniture with hidden compartments. The clock is ticking, and before time runs out, you must solve all the puzzles to unlock the door and leave. Rooms also have themes, with some even being tied to some sort of event, such as escaping a (fictional) serial killer. Escape! has three locations in the Spokane area, all with different themes. Assemble your group of friends/family/coworkers, and make a reservation! Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture Located in Browne’s Addition, the MAC features a permanent display of art and regional artifacts. There are also rotating exhibits ranging from the art of Leonardo da Vinci to displays about the Titanic. Check their website for current and upcoming exhibits! Jundt Art Museum Gonzaga University’s Jundt Museum displays art in a variety of mediums, with a combination of both classic and contemporary artists. The Jundt also brings in rotating exhibits, so there’s always something new to see. And the best part? It’s FREE! So go get some culture, you ape. No excuses. Spokane Symphony Spokane is blessed to have a fantastic symphony, as well as a beautiful concert hall in the historical Fox Theater. Enjoy traditional symphonic music at their classics concerts, or come to a pops concert to hear things like Star Wars and video game music. Tickets are very affordable, and students/military can get special prices. INB Performing Arts Center Spokane’s opera house brings a number of wonderful performing arts acts into town. See Broadway musicals, operas, concerts, ballets, and more! Check the PAC’s website for upcoming events. Bing Crosby Theater The Bing hosts a wide variety of live performances, including concerts, stand-up comedy, lectures, and dancing. Check out their calendar for upcoming events! Spokane Civic Theatre The Spokane Civic Theatre puts on high-quality plays entirely performed and produced by local volunteers. This place is a gem, so check it out. You might even see someone you know on stage! Spokane Jazz Orchestra Do you like big band jazz? These guys do a bang-up job. Come enjoy some of the most energy-packed and fun music in town! College Performing Arts Looking to enjoy some music or theatre on a budget? Check out student productions at local colleges! Whitworth University and Eastern Washington University are particularly renowned for their music programs, and North Idaho College (in Coeur d’Alene) is known for its theater program. Here are links to their event calendars: EWU Whitworth NIC Spokane Comedy Club Spokane has a legit comedy club. The organizers bring in acts both famous and obscure. The venue is great, the crowds are great, and you’ll be laughing all night. The club also runs lots of giveaways and promotions, so you may very well get a free ticket! Yes, there is a two-drink minimum. Do consider yourself warned, and don’t bitch about it when you get there. My heart goes out to the beleaguered waitstaff. The Blue Door Theatre Spokane also has its own improv troupe! None of those hacks with pre-written jokes! Come and enjoy some interactive comedy. Magic Lantern Theatre The Magic Lantern is Spokane’s art-house cinema. Come see unusual and independent films with a more mature crowd. No kids texting and shotgunning Mike and Ikes while CGI robots hit each other. This is a great way to expand your horizons with almost no effort involved. Northern Quest Resort and Casino There are a number of casinos in the area, but Northern Quest is by far the nicest. Want to put down some real money on poker or craps? You can! Want to get drunk on margaritas and play penny slots? You can do that too! In addition to the gaming floor, the facility has a number of other amenities, such as a hotel, spa, cigar lounge, night club, and a number of restaurants. What do you have to lose? Well, other than your money, I guess. Bowling Perhaps not the flashiest of suggestions, but bowling is always affordable and fun. Spokane has some pretty decent bowling alleys, including North Bowl, Valley Bowl, and Lilac Lanes. Indoor Shooting Ranges There are three excellent indoor shooting ranges in the area, allowing you to shoot pistols or .22 rifles. Check out Sharp Shooting Indoor Range,Center Target Sports, and the Spokane Rifle Club. Sharp Shooting and Center Target also offer gun rentals, a gun shop, and a variety of classes. Don’t be intimidated if you aren’t politically conservative. These ranges welcome everyone who has an interest in shooting! Salsa and Tango Lessons/Dancing at Satori Dance Studio Want to do some sexy dancing, but have no idea what you’re doing? Satori Dance Studio holds classes for tango, salsa, and bachata dancing during the week. Fridays and Saturdays, the lessons are followed by open salsa dancing until 1am, and on Thursday there is tango dancing until 10pm. Private lessons are also available. Cover charge for open dances is only $5 (bring cash)! Check Satori’s website for additional pricing and schedule questions. Spokane Arena Psh, you might say. Everyone knows that there’s an arena in town! But do you know what events are upcoming? Have you checked their calendar recently? Of course not, smartass! The Spokane Arena hosts concerts, sporting events, food/drink festivals, and more! Check their website periodically to see their calendar of events, or you’re going to miss out! Part 2/5: Outdoors Activities Part 3/5: Local Sports and Kids' Activities Part 4/5: Regional Travel Part 5/5: Local Events
[AMA Request] Representative from Casino Tribe Casino
Why should somebody choose to gamble at the Spokane Tribe Casino over Northern Quest?
What are your target demographics and how do you plan to grab their business?
What assumptions were made going into opening night and how did those assumptions differ from reality?
What explains the pace of Sun Club membership lines?
What additional information should we know about Spokane Tribe Casino?
Additional Information: (1) What does the casino see as its comparative advantage over Northern Quest? I assumed it would be a shiny and new (albeit smaller) casino but a lot of the machines are dated. I know a lot of people are assuming better odds/payouts. What's reality and what's fiction? (2) Opening night is hardly indicative of how the casino will look during an average evening but the amount of people on drugs was surprisingly high. Do you think it was a one-off situation reflecting the opening night event? Is it simply more noticeable in a smaller space? Does the casino have any specific plans to make sure patrons feel safe/comfortable? (3) Opening night created a 2-hour wait line to enter in 34-degree weather. Once inside, there were only more lines. Northern Quest became unexpectedly crowded with all the people unwilling to wait. I spoke to one couple who waited two hours before immediately leaving because it was "standing room only" once inside. A lot of people have ill-will on first impression. What happened? (4) The casino setup a large amount of tables to get people signed up with the Sun Club so I decided to wait in line. After 30 minutes, I had moved ~5 feet. At that rate, my line would have taken nearly 2 hours at best (so I left). What does in-person signup involve and why weren't the lines moving more quickly? (5) Is there anything else the casino wants to say about opening night or what to expect in the future? There are a lot of disappointed people but I suspect most people understand that the experience only reflects that single unique night. How should future patrons manage expectations to make sure they have the best experience going forward?
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