Study in Beautiful Spokane, Washington!

Spokane is a city in the state of Washington in the Northwestern United States. It is close to Seattle, the Canadian border, the state of Idaho, and lies next to the Spokane River. The nickname of Spokane is “The Lilac City.” Spokane has a population of 208,916, making it the second largest city in Washington state, after Seattle.

The first people who lived in Washington were the Spokane tribe Indians. Explorers began moving into Spokane in the 1800s. Many of Mukogawas buildings are some of the oldest buildings in Spokane, even dating back to 1898.

Fun Facts About Spokane

  • It is the second largest city in Washington state
  • Spokane is the birthplace of Fathers Day
  • It holds the annual Lilac Bloomsday Run in May, attracting over 40,000 participants and international competition
  • Sports teams based in Spokane are the Spokane Indians Baseball League, Spokane Chiefs ice Hockey, Spokane Shock Football, Gonzaga Bulldog Basketball and more
  • Many of Spokanes buildings are unique in their Romanesque Revival-style architecture
  • It is the sister city to Nishinomiya, Japan

You can find links here that will help you explore your new home!


Eastern Washington UniversitySeattle
Washington History Washington State University
Lewis & Clark in WashingtonThe University of Washington


BloomsdayThe Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (The MAC)
Browne’s AdditionRiverfront Park
The Cathedral of St. JohnRiver Park Square
Manito ParkThe Spokane County Courthouse
NorthTown MallThe Spokesman-Review Tower