Sightseeing in Enumclaw


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  • Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
    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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    54124 Mountain Hwy E
    Elbe, WA US
  • Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
    Four Things to Know About Northwest Trek Wildlife Park Northwest Trek Wildlife Park opened in 1975 after David “Doc” Hellyer and his wife, Connie, donated a huge plot of land that would eventually become the park’s foundation. Today, it sprawls across more than 700 acres, inviting visitors to get up close and personal with the region’s native animal species. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for your next visit: The park’s signature activity is a tram ride. It’s free with admission, and it’s narrated by a friendly naturalist who doles out animal facts and fun stories. Join the photo tour for a truly intimate experience. Unfolding before the park even opens, this tour grants guests the opportunity to spy free-roaming animals as they look for food and pose for photo ops on the red carpet. You can stay on foot, too. There’s a paved path through the park’s forest that passes grizzly bears, wolves, and cougars, as well as smaller critters such as beavers, otters, and wolverines. Food is available onsite. The Forest Cafe serves burgers, salads, and other healthy lunch options. You can also bring your own refreshments and picnic in one of the park’s numerous pavilions.
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    11610 Trek Dr East
    Eatonville, WA US
  • Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum
    The Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum celebrates the thrill and wonder of hydroplane racing, and its the only museum of its kind in the United States. Along with historical books, race programs, trophies, and photos from the last century, its collection of hydroplanes from the past 70 years tells the story of the watery sport. The staff has brought seven famous Gold Cup and Harmsworth winners back to their fully operational states, and will even take members out on the water in one of their historical vessels for a Ride of a Lifetime. Offering a glimpse back in time, they boast than 200 hours of racing footage dating back to the 1940s and share stories of legendary drivers including Mira Slovak and "Wild" Bill Cantrell, who was famous for solving crimes with the help of his artificially intelligent hydroplane. However, the museum isn't just about the past. A lineup of regular events invites folks to show off their powerboats and hot rods to fellow enthusiasts, and races bring the excitement of the sport to the present day as boats cut through the waves vying for titles.
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    5917 S 196th St
    Kent, WA US

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