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Spokane

Spokane has everything EWU students love: nightlife, malls, the Apple store, an international airport, movie theaters, museums, cafes, restaurants, parks, art galleries, sports teams, great concerts and enough coffee for even the fiercest java hounds.

Spokane is also home to global companies, valuable internships and all the professional networks you need in order to prepare for life after graduation.

Spokane Facts

  • Spokane is the largest city between Minneapolis and Seattle.
  • Spokane has 260 days of sunshine each year. (Bring sunscreen!)
  • The city's official nickname is The Lilac City. Civilians and military at the Air Force Base sometimes call it Spok-a-loo. Spokandy Land is our favorite nickname.
  • The region is home to 76 lakes, 33 golf courses, five major National Parks, the spectacular Columbia River Gorge and Grand Coulee Dam.
  • The first Father's Day celebration took place in Spokane.
  • The Spokane Falls, in the center of the city, is the second largest urban waterfall in the United States.
  • Every June, more than 250,000 people pack downtown for Hoopfest, the world's largest 3-on-3 street basketball tournament. It's a pretty big deal.
  • Every May, more than 50,000 people compete in Bloomsday, a 12K race that includes the infamous "Doomsday" hill. It's a pretty big deal, too, and Eastern has won the team challenge every year for the last 16 years.

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