19 OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO AROUND FAIRCHILD AFB
By Rachel Childs
IntroductionWelcome to Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington. Fairchild AFB offers a number of recreational activities and areas to enjoy during your time here: camps, movies, parks, pools, and more. Off base, there's even more to explore. Read on to learn about 19 things to do at and near Fairchild AFB. Know what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to where you want to go: (1) Gyms (2) Movie Theaters (3) Bowling (4) Recreation Centers (5-6) Museums (7-8) Golf and Foot Golf Courses (9-13) Outdoor Recreation (14-16) Pools and Aquatic Centers (17) Arts and Crafts (18) Events (19) Nearby Attractions
Suggested Read: Fairchild Air Force Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
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19 Things to Do Around Fairchild AFB
Fairchild AFB GymFairchild AFB offers an array of fitness and recreational activities. Programs and facilities include instructional classes, sports courts and fields, disc golf courses, running tracks, personal training, and more. Visit the Fairchild AFB Force Support Squadron website for more information.
1. Fitness Center300 W. Castel St. Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone: 1 (509) 247-2791 The 79,000-square-foot Fitness Center has a gym, aerobic rooms, an indoor track, racquetball courts, a pool, a parent-child area, and more. Visit the center's website for more information on exercise classes, personal trainers, 24/7 access, and other center amenities.
Fairchild AFB Movie Theater
2. Base Theater610 W. Castle St. Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone: 1 (509) 247-1800 The base theater hosts concerts, comedy, magic, and big screen movies. Admission is free for DOD ID cardholders. Concessions are available for purchase. Visit the theater's website for current movies and showtimes.
Fairchild AFB Bowling AlleyFairchild AFB does not have a bowling alley, however nearby Spokane does.
3. North Bowl125 W. Sinto Ave. Spokane, WA 99201
Phone: 1 (509) 328-7090 Strike up family-friendly fun at North Bowl. North Bowl has bowling leagues, parties, cosmic bowling, and more.
Fairchild AFB Recreation Center
4. Alder House10 W. Ent St. Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone: 1 (509) 247-1800 Enjoy some family-friendly fun at the Alder House on base. The center has an indoor sports court, an enchanted tree house, virtual reality games, a pool table, foosball, and more. If you get hungry, grab a snack at the center's snack bar or the Alder House Cafe & Pub.
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Fairchild AFB Museum
5. Heritage ParkMitchell Street and Elm Street Fairchild AFB, WA 99011 The base's Heritage Park displays aircraft that help tell the story of Fairchild AFB history.
6. Honor Point Military & Aerospace Museum6095 E. Rutter Ave. Spokane, WA 99212
Phone: 1 (509) 244-0244 The unique aircraft and interactive exhibits at Honor Point Military & Aerospace Museum showcase aviation, military science, and the stories of those who have served.
Fairchild AFB Golf CourseFairchild AFB does not have a golf course. Check out these nearby courses.
7. Fairways Golf Course9810 W. Melville Road Cheney, WA 99004
Phone: 1 (509) 747-8418 Fairways Golf Course offers golfers an 18-hole golf course with panoramic views of the surrounding hill country. There is also a pro shop, practice and dining facilities, and a number of golf programs and special events. offers golfers an 18-hole golf course with panoramic views of the surrounding hill country. There is also a pro shop, practice and dining facilities, and a number of golf programs and special events.
8. Eagle Ridge Short Course5840 S. Meadowlane Road Spokane, WA 99224
Phone: 1 (509) 443-9751 If you're looking for golf or foot golf in Spokane, check out the Eagle Ridge Short Course. Eagle Ridge features a nine-hole golf course and foot golf course.
Fairchild AFB Outdoor Rec
9. Outdoor Recreation610 N. Depot Ave. Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone: 1 (509) 247-5920 Fairchild AFB's Outdoor Recreation offers a variety of services, including FamCamp camping facilities, equipment rentals, trips and events, and more. Equipment rentals include campers and camping equipment, picnic gear, sporting equipment, outdoor games, bicycles, and other recreational gear. Visit the website for more information on outdoor adventures at Fairchild AFB.
10. Miller Park600 W. Castle St. Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone: 1 (509) 247-5920 The base's Miller Park features a large pavilion for picnics, a playground, and bathrooms.
11. Warrior Park310 W. Castle St. Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone: 1 (509) 247-5920 Warrior Park features a track, an outdoor fitness pavilion, tennis courts, and a softball field.
12. Clear Lake Recreation Area14824 S. Clear Lake Road Cheney, WA 99004
Phone: 1 (509) 299-5129 Located just 20 minutes west of base, Clear Lake Recreation Area welcomes active-duty and retired military members, National Guard members, DOD civilian employees, and family members. Clear Lake is a great place to spend a day by or on the water. Fish for trout, bass, catfish, or crappie from the fishing pier or by boat. Relax on the beach or take a dip. Grab something to eat at the snack bar. Spend the night at a campsite, in your RV, in a cabin, or even in a yurt. Equipment rentals of boats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, watersports gear, fishing gear, sports gear, and more are available. For more information on equipment rentals, camping fees, and other amenities, visit the website.
13. Spokane Parks and RecreationSpokane County
Phone: 1 (509) 477-4730 City of Spokane
Phone: 1 (509) 625-6200 The Spokane County and City of Spokane parks and recreation websites can help you find the perfect park, program, or activity in Spokane. The websites have information on local sports programs, wellness and enrichment activities, arts classes and camps, therapeutic services, and more. Local favorites include Manito Park, which features stunning gardens, a pond, a cafe, playgrounds, and a conservatory. Riverfront Park features a sky ride that offers breathtaking views of Spokane Falls, a pavilion that hosts concerts and other events, a playscape, a cafe, and more. Visit the websites for more information on Spokane running trails, parks, aquatic facilities, golf courses, and other recreation facilities.
Fairchild AFB Pools and Aquatic Centers
14. Aquatic Center300 W. Castel St. Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone: 1 (509) 247-2242 The Aquatic Center is located at the base's Fitness Center. The center offers recreational swimming, lap swimming, aqua fitness, pool parties, and more. Visit the website for more information on center programs and pricing.
15. Outdoor PoolCastle Street Fairchild AFB, WA 99011 The base's outdoor pool is open seasonally and offers recreational swimming, lap swimming, classes, pool parties, and more.
16. Southside Family Aquatics Facility3724 E. 61st Ave. Spokane, WA 99223
Phone: 1 (509) 448-5090 Make a splash at the Southside Family Aquatics Facility. This facility features three water slides, a heated swimming pool, a lazy river, and a zero-depth activity pool. There's also basketball, pickleball, and sand volleyball courts; picnic areas; play structures; and a playground with a climbing wall. Concessions are available.
Fairchild AFB Arts and Crafts
17. Fairchild AFB Arts & Craft Center610 N. Depot Ave. Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone: 1 (509) 247-4965 The base's Arts & Crafts Center has everything you need to create your next work of art. The center has an engraving shop, a framing shop, and a woodworking shop for personalized gifts and memorabilia. Visit the website for information on upcoming events, classes, and activities.
Fairchild AFB Events
18. Base Events and ProgramsFairchild AFB offers the military community a number of special events and programs throughout the year. Events include holiday celebrations, contests, virtual events, and more. For a full list of upcoming events, visit the Fairchild AFB Force Support Squadron website.
19. Fairchild AFB ITT Office610 N. Depot Ave., Room 323 Fairchild AFB, WA 99011
Phone: 1 (509) 247-5649 For more information on things to do around Fairchild AFB, visit the base’s Information, Tickets & Travel office. ITT offers special military discount tickets to many local attractions, as well as national favorites like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Whatever travel destinations you seek, ITT staff can help you plan your trips and make sure your vacation is a memorable one.
ConclusionFairchild AFB is full of fun opportunities, and the surrounding area offers even more things to do. Whether you want to make a splash at the pool, play a round of golf, or learn about historic aircraft, you're sure to make plenty of new memories.
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