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Washington Cascade Mountains and Valleys Sights

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum

  • 349 Mineral Creek Rd. Map It
  • Mineral
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Updated 10/31/2014

Fodor's Review

This trip takes you through lush forests and across scenic bridges, covering 14 miles of incomparable beauty. Trains depart from Elbe, 11 miles west of Ashford, then bring passengers to a lovely picnic area near Mineral Lake before returning. Seasonal theme trips, such as the Great Pumpkin Express and the Snowball Express, are also available. Back at the station in Mineral Lake, guests can tour the museum containing old train memorabilia and artifacts, as well as exhibits on the area's old railroad camps, which served as the hub of logging operations by rail.

Sight Information


349 Mineral Creek Rd., Mineral, Washington, 98330, United States

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360-569–2588; 888-783–2611


Sight Details:

  • Rides $29, museum $10 (free with train ride),
  • Mid-May–Oct., weekends (also Thurs. and Fri. in summer); some seasonal trips in Dec. and Mar.

Updated 10/31/2014


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