Welcome to the Lilac City! Spokane is a melding of past and future. With a large historic downtown district, multiple state parks, and the 1974 expo site, there is a lot to discover and explore. Spokane is growing too and is the home of several colleges: Gonzaga University, Whitworth College, Spokane Falls Community College and the Riverpoint campus of Washington State University. This is a sport enthusiasts paradise, officially known as Hooptown USA, hosting the largest 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the world. Additionally, there are four ski resorts within an easy drive. Not up for winter sports? Plenty of lakes fill the valley and surrounding area. Explore the area and discover why you should make Spokane your home.