Coming to Spokane for the WSGS conference? Have a non-genealogist spouse or children and need something for them to do during the conference? The Spokane Interstate Fair will be going the weekend of September 11th, 12th and 13th of 2009. Riverfront Park a few blocks north of the Davenport has rides for the kids, the Imax theater and the antique Looff Carousel. You can also get on the Centennial Trail (which runs through downtown) and walk mostly along the Spokane River to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Do you like antiques? The North Monroe Business District and the Hillyard Business District both have many antique shops. Just want to go shopping? The Davenport is close to many shops, art galleries, theaters, and restaurants.
Don't want to walk to the antique stores? Spokane Transit has their downtown plaza a block from the Davenport and for a dollar you can ride anywhere the buses go. They have a VIP fare for seniors over 65 (ID required) of 50 cents, or for $2.50 you can get an all-day pass.
We also have a Local Activities Brochure with even more activities and details, which you can download here.