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Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

54124 Mountain Hwy E, Elbe, WA 98355
+1 360-569-7959
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Very well done trail museum at the end of the line.

The train ride is so so, not much to see along the way. The first class coach is very fun. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Olympia, Washington
Great for kids and adults!

Grandparents, myself and my 5 and 3 year old loved this experience! They thought the train ride... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
chelle H
Austin, Texas, USA
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Fourteen-mile excursion on a train using vintage 1900's steam locomotives on a scenic trip through the Pacific Northwest to Mineral Lake, passing within 25 miles of majestic Mt. Rainier.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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“open car” (9 reviews)
“train car” (7 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
54124 Mountain Hwy E, Elbe, WA 98355
+1 360-569-7959
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The train ride is so so, not much to see along the way. The first class coach is very fun. They come by an offer you snacks and drinks. Even Beer is available. Nice friendly staff.

Thank TravelDerek
Reviewed 1 week ago

Grandparents, myself and my 5 and 3 year old loved this experience! They thought the train ride was fun and also liked looking around the museum. Great views of Mt. Rainier too!

Thank chelle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary with an afternoon ride on the steam train. We had the first class seats that include snacks and a souvenir. The train is air conditioned and was almost too cold. We enjoyed the ride to and from Mineral...More

Thank sandybskts
Reviewed June 12, 2017

Wow where do I begin, so much fun .We had nice ride in air conditioned train, and the trip was narrate nicely when we came to a scenic route and the train whistle not to mention the view.I love the River and the sunny day...More

Thank angelrainbowne
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Took the grandkids on their first train ride. Everybody had a great time. Paid the extra for first class. No complaints whatsoever.

Thank otisscrotis_11
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

This is an awesome steam train excursion over the river and through the woods! The train ride is short but lovely. The trip to Mineral lasts about 30 minutes, then you have an hour or so to explore the awesome museum grounds in Mineral, then...More

1  Thank an_appreci8er
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This isn't a long ride, but it winds it's way up to a lake where you get off the train for awhile, then the reverse trip takes you back to the station. There are both enclosed cars and an open car to ride in. The...More

3  Thank gr8tful2god
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

So first of I'd like to say that the costumer service that we received from every one we spoke to was amazing. We were originally signed up for the 5:30 but Sherri was soo nice and accommodating and found room for us on the 3:30...More

4  Thank David C
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

So much fun! All of my grandkids ages 5 to 16 enjoyed. The staff was amazing and helped my future son in law with a surprise proposal for my daughter. The trip is a nice length and the story and carols are fun. We will...More

3  Thank kenodogmom
Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

I don't often write negative reviews about places but I have to share my overwhelming bitter disappointment at my experience with "The Polar Express" ride. I paid the premium price for five tickets in the First Class section after seeing photos from Red Tricycle Seattle....More

11  Thank juliarosealty
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Linda A
July 2, 2017|
Response from gr8tful2god | Reviewed this property |
I didn't purchase anything on the train at all, so I can't answer that.
May 22, 2017|
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Response from gr8tful2god | Reviewed this property |
When we went, we sat inside on the way up and sat in the open air car on the return trip. I went in September.
April 25, 2017|
Response from kenodogmom | Reviewed this property |
it varies ..you can get a first class ticket or general seating.. .we went with general seating and it was fine....the pricing is on the website