Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum

Elbe

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Weave through timbered foothills, alongside mountain streams, and across wooden trestles aboard a train led by a historic locomotive

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Promotional value expires Oct 20, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Reservation required. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Upgrades available only towards adult price ticket. Upgrades are subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Riding a steam engine harkens back to a simpler time when men wore straw boaters and it was still possible to whittle a computer before supper. Relive better days with this Groupon.

The Deal

  • $31 for two tickets for a regular steam engine excursion (up to a $62 value)

Regular steam-engine excursions depart from Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad’s train depot in Elbe. Passengers mingle with each other aboard a historic locomotive that winds through the area’s timbered surroundings. During the ride, wails from the locomotive’s whistle ricochet through passing hillsides, echoing toward the peak of Mt. Rainier in the distance. See the schedule for upcoming ride times.

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum

Today, Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum stands as a bridge to the past, whisking passengers through timbered foothills, alongside mountain streams, and across wooden trestles aboard trains led by restored locomotives. But roughly 34 years ago, the company was just an idea bouncing around the head of Tom Murray Jr., who made it his mission to preserve the sights, sounds, and experiences of a bygone era.

With the help of a friend, and later, many volunteers, Tom established MRSR as a tourist train service, a title the company retains to this day. As a result, the last three decades have been filled with seasonal weekly excursions that send customers chugging around the forestry that unfurls in the shadows of Mt. Rainier. Volunteers still maintain the majority of the organization, and with every ride, passengers are reminded that railroads have linked the United States in a manner that airplanes, cars, and gas-powered pogo sticks never could. The museum's new expansion includes larger exhibits where visitors can experience the Railroad Logging Camp; a section of exhibits that highlight past life on the railroad logging camp in the early to mid 1900s. The museum also features exhibits such as the House of Gears and the Rod House where trains are on display. Visitors can also revel in in the restoration shop where they can witness a steam engine being built from the ground up.

Customer Reviews

Get there early. Pack a snack or lunch. Very fun!
Bridgid N. · May 4, 2015
We really enjoyed the train ride, and the views of Mt Rainier. It was an opportunity to meet some really nice folks and see some really interesting old trains. Thanks!
Catherine L. · November 23, 2014
This is a trip for young and old! We took a picnic lunch and enjoyed the beautiful day prior to our train ride. The volunteers are friendly, knowledgeable, and very willing to answer questions and share information about the train and its history. The weather was gorgeous making for a perfect autumn excursion.
Jonna F. · October 27, 2014
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    Elbe

    54124 Mountain Hwy E

    Elbe, WA 98330

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