Manito Park has been named one of the top parks to visit in the U.S. by the world's largest travel website, TripAdvisor.
Spokane's haven of roses and lilacs was number 15 on the list of 25, beating out parks in much larger cities such as Griffith Park in Los Angeles and even the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Manito, meaning “spirit of nature”, covers 90 acres of the South Hill and features large lawns and play grounds adjacent to manicured gardens with fragrant blooms.
TripAdvisor is honoring 1,263 of the world's top landmarks and attractions in the first year of the Traveler's Choice Attractions. The awards were determined by the quality and quantity of traveler reviews in each category. Categories include landmarks, museums, amusement parks, best beaches and favorite restaurants.
Manito's reviews on TripAdvisor are glowing, reviewers are surprised by the size of the park and appreciate the variety between gardens and traditional park space. Here's some of what people are sharing about Manito on TripAdvisor: