$11 for One Ticket to a Steam-Train Excursion on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad in Elbe, WA (Up to $23 Value)

Mt Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum

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· Reviewed April 3, 2017
Really fun. We booked a hotel in a remodeled train car in Elbe and ate breakfast in a restrauant that is in a refurbished train car then topped out the day off with this groupon and a steam engine train ride to the railroad museum and back. My husband is a lover of all things train or plane related and I took this trip to humor him but I had more fun than I had expected. We will always cherish that trip.We will are planning to go back again this year and take some friends. I would highly recommend this trip for a family outing.


Reviewed June 25, 2016
Beautiful trip,cant wait to go again


Reviewed January 22, 2016
Go expecting a great time. The volunteers are great, the ride is great and it's wonderful to see the history of the railroad. I would go again in a heartbeat.

What You'll Get

The only thing more powerful than a locomotive is Superman, which is why clever conductors fortify their freight cars with chunks of coal-shaped Kryptonite. Keep the Man of Steel off the iron horse with today’s Groupon: for $11, you get one ticket to a regular steam train excursion on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, departing from Elbe, WA (up to a $23 value). Trains run Friday–Sunday in July and August, and Saturday and Sunday in September; departure times vary throughout the summer. Children under four years old travel for free.

The Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad recalls the heyday of booming American industry, when lumbering locomotives connected cities spread over open prairies and mountain ranges. Stroll down memory lane during a regular steam train excursion, a tea kettle–powered traipse through unperturbed nature that offers glimpses of watery mountain streams, furrows of flowers, and views of Mount Rainier if the weather and territorial local chipmunks permit. The trip breaks at Mineral Lake for either a short stay or an elongated afternoon allotted for exploring trails and picnicking. Passengers return to Elbe having accrued deeper appreciations for a bygone era, the splendor of nature, and how their spleens react to a piercing steam whistle. To upgrade to one of Mt. Rainier’s pricier excursions, call to make a reservation and use today's Groupon as a $23 credit.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per person, per visit. Redeem online. Upgrade viability only valid toward adult tickets. Not valid for 1 p.m. regular steam-train excursion. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About 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.

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