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Activities, Entertainment and Adventure

Activities, Entertainment and Adventure

Dive into local indoor and outdoor fun to be discovered here in the Inland Northwest By Drew Johnson

Embark on an adventure-packed journey through the vibrant and diverse landscape of the Inland Northwest. Whether you're a thrill-seeker, a nature enthusiast, or someone who enjoys cerebral challenges, this region offers an exciting array of entertainment options. From exhilarating outdoor activities to engaging cultural experiences, North Idaho and Spokane promise unforgettable moments for adventurers, families and couples alike. Experience the Inland Northwest as these must-visit destinations. Chaos Arcade Voted the Inlander's Best Arcade every year since opening, Chaos Arcade is a gamer's paradise with over 90 arcade games, from nostalgic classics and Skee Ball to the latest ticket games. The venue, located in Spokane, is known for its impressive selection of import games, attracting a dedicated community of fans, especially of racing and rhythm genres. Unique to Chaos Arcade is its free-roam arena, offering a tetherless multiplayer experience. Players can dive into arcade-style VR games focused on shooters and mini-games or opt for an immersive VR escape room adventure. Whether you're a retro enthusiast or a modern gamer, Chaos Arcade delivers a diverse and thrilling gaming experience for all. 1020 W. Francis Ave. Ste. H Spokane, WA 509.866.7417 Escape Game Coeur d'Alene Escape Game Coeur d'Alene offers an immersive and challenging experience that takes participants on an unforgettable live-action gaming adventure! Perfect for date nights, friends and family, special occasions or as a team building activity, Escape Game Coeur d'Alene features a variety of themed rooms, each with its own unique storyline and set of puzzles to solve. Participants must work together to find clues, solve riddles and escape the room within a set time limit. The intricate designs and compelling narratives ensure an engaging and memorable adventure for all participants. 202. W. Sherman Ave. Coeur d'Alene, ID 208.770.0973 Flight 509 Family Entertainment Center Fun takes flight at the new Flight 509 Family Entertainment Center in Spokane Valley. The 22,000-square-foot facility is filled with pure fun and adventure, from the laser tag arena, ropes course and ninja course to the bumper cars, indoor playground, mini bowling and more! Flight 509 is also available for birthday parties and other special events. If you're looking for a place to have some fun, no matter your age, Flight 509 Family Entertainment Center welcomes you to enjoy all they have to offer. 10502 E. Montgomery Dr. Spokane Valley, WA 509.822.0800 Flow Adventures Flow Adventures in Spokane specializes in outdoor adventure activities such as leisurely rafting as well as whitewater rafting, kayaking and tubing. The company offers guided trips on various rivers, including the Spokane River and the Salmon River, providing thrilling experiences for both beginners and those more experienced. Flow Adventures also offers equipment rentals (rafts, inflatable kayaks, river gear, paddleboards and tubes) and instruction for those looking to explore on their own. With its focus on safety and fun, Flow Adventures is an excellent choice for those seeking an exciting and immersive water adventure. 2807 W. Euclid Ave. Spokane, WA 509.242.8699

Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park A family fun center in Spokane Valley, Washington, Flying Squirrel Trampoline Park offers a variety of activities and attractions for all ages, featuring wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, climbing walls and various obstacle courses. With safety their top priority, they even provide special child-friendly areas. From the trampolines to the climbing walls, guests of all ages are sure to jump at the fun that this family friendly facility has created for the community and visitors alike. Flying Squirrel also hosts birthday parties and special events, providing a fun and active environment for kids and adults alike. 15312 E. Sprague Ave. Spokane Valley, WA 509.242.3831 Long Drift outfitters Discover the ultimate fly-fishing adventure on the Kootenai River, a classic dry-fly fishery teeming with Redband Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, Bull Trout, Burbot, Kokanee and Sturgeon. Whether you're a novice or an experienced angler, the expert guides at Long Drift Outfitters will tailor an unforgettable experience just for you. Enjoy the tranquility and thrill of fishing from a drift boat, and for a truly timeless outing, ask about their exquisite wood drift boats. They provide all necessary fly-fishing gear, flies, and a delicious stream-side lunch, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable day on the water. Join Long Drift Outfitters and create lasting memories on the Kootenai River. Sandpoint, ID 303.917.2822 Mica Moon Zip Tours & Aerial Park Conveniently located between Spokane, Washington, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Mica Moon Zip Tours & Aerial Park offers an exciting outdoor adventure with zipline and aerial obstacles. The zip tour includes several lines that take participants soaring through the forest canopy, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. The aerial park features a variety of challenges, including rope bridges, balance beams and swinging logs, suitable for different skill levels. Mica Moon emphasizes safety and provides thorough training and equipment. This destination is perfect for adventure enthusiasts, families and groups looking for a unique and thrilling outdoor experience. 23403 E. Mission Ave., Ste. 111Liberty Lake, WA 509.587.4020

Northern Quest Resort & Casino and Summer Concert Series Northern Quest Resort & Casino in Airway Heights, just outside Spokane, is more than just a gaming destination. This luxurious resort offers a wide range of amenities including a full-service spa, world-class dining options and a variety of entertainment venues. During the summer, the resort hosts an impressive concert series featuring top national and international artists across various genres. The outdoor concert venue provides an intimate setting where guests can enjoy live music under the stars. Whether you’re looking to test your luck at the casino, relax in the spa or catch a live performance, Northern Quest promises a memorable experience. 100 N. Hayford Rd. Airway Heights, WA 877.871.6772

Schweitzer Mountain Resort Your year-round mountain playground, once summer hits, Schweitzer Mountain in Sandpoint, Idaho, transforms from a premier alpine ski resort to the ultimate destination of outdoor enthusiast with hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, zip-lining adventures, Village activities, and vibrant events throughout the summer months. Once winter returns, the mountain once again returns as a skier’s paradise with over 2,900 acres of skiable terrain, world-class trails and breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Pend Oreille. The resort also boasts cozy accommodations, delectable dining options and a charming village atmosphere. Whether you seek outdoor thrills or tranquil relaxation, Schweitzer Mountain Resort is your year-round mountain escape. 10000 Schweitzer Mountain Rd. Sandpoint, ID 208.263.9555 Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort “It’s time to say, “Surf’s Up!” Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho, is well-known not only as a prime ski resort destination in the Inland Northwest but home to Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort. Open year-round to guests of the resort and the public as space allows, Silver Rapids features the always fun Flow Rider, where guests of all ages get the chance to surf the indoor wave, and the less-intense lazy river. There's the Moose Sluice water slide, the Hoop Lagoon for some basketball fun, as well as other activities. No matter the season, it’s always summertime at Silver Rapids Indoor Waterpark Resort. 610 Bunker Ave. Kellogg, ID

208.783.1111 Silverwood Theme Park & Boulder Beach Silverwood Theme Park in Athol, Idaho, draws visitors from both near and far ready for thrills and excitement all summer long. This amusement park offers rides for all ages. For the youngsters, there's the Carousel, Butterfly, Flying Elephants and Puppy-Go-Round (and more of course!). For the bigger kids and adults, there's everything from the high-intensity Cork Screw, Panic Plunge and Spincycle to Timber Terror and Tremors. Boulder Beach offers fun in the sun with two large wave pools and a variety of water slides. And a day at Silverwood wouldn't be complete without all the food and treats available throughout the property. Come October, the park transforms into Scarywood each weekend throughout the month. 27843 N. Hwy 95 Athol, ID 208.683.3400

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