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Voters' Best Reason to Visit... The West Plains

click to enlarge Northern Quest Resort & Casino was readers' top choice for visiting the West Plains. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Northern Quest Resort & Casino was readers' top choice for visiting the West Plains.

Airway Heights has made some strides in the last couple decades, and a lot of that can be attributed to the growth of Northern Quest Resort & Casino. It was easily the most popular response from our readers, and that's likely because it's an all-in-one entertainment zone: Even if you're not the gambling type, the sprawling casino space offers several restaurants, a luxury spa and a kids' arcade. The A-list entertainment schedule is worth the trip alone, and Northern Quest's impressive outdoor stage is set to feature acts like Weezer and Ice Cube this summer. Or simply kick back at Movie & Dinner, where you can sip a cocktail while watching the latest Marvel extravaganza.

Eastern Washington University was also a popular answer among our readers — no doubt by students who make the trek out to the campus five times a week — as was the Spokane International Airport, for when you need that quick weekend getaway, or you just want to catch up with your favorite TSA agent.

Among the funniest and downright bizarre answers, some of our favorites were "to contemplate existence" (how zen), "to marry your cousin" (as far as we know, incestuous marriages aren't legal in Spokane, but maybe this reader knows something we don't), and "there's a Dairy Queen in Airway Heights" (amen!).

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