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Spokane, Washington (also known as the Lilac City), has a population of over 200,000 and is located on the eastern border of Washington, touching Idaho. It is located on Spokane River, which feeds into the Columbia River. Originally known as "Spokane Falls," the city has exciting culture and a robust infrastructure. Downtown is an emerging cultural center having undergone billions of dollars in new investments over the past few years. The population refers to themselves as "Spokanites", signifying a united community.
The rustic feel of the city is punctuated with various attractions, restaurants, and points of interest. The local parks include miles of hiking trails, numerous lakes for fishing, and various sightseeing locations. The most active park is Riverfront Park, which is located in the heart of downtown Spokane.