Longmire Museum

Longmire Museum: Address, Phone Number, Longmire Museum Reviews: 4/5

Longmire Museum
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Speciality Museums • History Museums
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This local history museum also provides information on the hiking trails in the region.
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Charles S
Northamptonshire, UK805 contributions
Worth a Short Stop
Sep 2019
Small in size, large in quality, this museum has a range of displays, lots of useful information together with helpful Rangers explanations. Worth a stop and visit if you are passing.
Written March 3, 2020
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stevene254
Garner, NC212 contributions
Great museum for the size Ranger on duty was very friendly and helpful
Dec 2019
For the size, the park service packed this museum with good information about Mount Rainier and the surrounding area. There were some dated displays with pictures from the 50's but the diaramas were well laid out with examples of the local fauna and flora. There was a very good display of how the mountain worked and the Ranger was helpful with explaining about the geology. Though small it is well worth the stop to see. You can also get your Passport stamp.
Written December 25, 2019
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SeniorTravelerTF
Fort Atkinson862 contributions
Very small, best place for ranger advice
Sep 2019
Really calling this a museum is overstating the contents. There is a very small display area, but this is really the place to catch a ranger and ask any questions you have about the Longmire area or Rainier in general. So stop if you have questions and take advantage of the exhibits, but if you are tight on time this one can be eliminated. Definitely, because of the size, not good for a large group and strollers would compromise the viewing of other visitors - while not being of interest to children.
Written October 1, 2019
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Kristy
Huntsville, AL667 contributions
small older museum but worth a few minutes
Sep 2019
We visited this museum along with the village area & Trail of the Shadows. The museum is pretty small but has some taxidermy animals from the park. It also has a little of the history of the park. The park ranger is here too.

There is a slice of a tree trunk on display outside that started growing about 1253 and cut in the 1960's. There is also a antique looking gas station on display.

We also stepped in the hotel to see the history of it. The porch looks like a fun place to hang out.

The park ranger at the museum encouraged me to work on my junior ranger and citizen ranger patch, which I got the next day. It was fun.
Written September 13, 2019
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Doc I
Greenwood, IN290 contributions
Skip this
Jul 2019
Small with many stuffed animals. If this is what you want in a museum this is maybe worth a few minutes of your time in the park. Otherwise skip it.
Written August 8, 2019
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,553 contributions
Great little museum
May 2019 • Couples
This is a very small museum but it contains a lot of information about the area and how it was developed starting with the Longmire family. This is worth a visit if you stop in Longmire.
Written May 2, 2019
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Richard R
Westminster, CO921 contributions
Okay little museum
Oct 2018 • Couples
The Longmire Museum is very, very basic and has only a small offering of literature and gifts from its conservancy. There are a few displays with titles and descriptions, but you will probably get through it all in5 to 10 minutes. I got the feeling the museum was there more for the ranger presence to answer questions from visitors.
Written October 28, 2018
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stephen g
NYC259 contributions
Average Park Museum
Oct 2018 • Couples
You can expect your average selection of items from the history of the Park here. It's not as large as the Jackson Visitor center up at Paradise, but it does offer some nice dioramas of animals you are (unlikely) to see in the park.

There's a Ranger stationed here who can offer you as much information as you need. Be sure to collect the NPS Passport stamp also.
Written October 25, 2018
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GV27OCMD
Ocean City, MD381 contributions
Really nothing to see
Jul 2018 • Couples
It’s fine for a quick “stop and look around”but don’t expect to spend much time as there really is let any thing to see or do.

The rangers were friendly and more than willing to answer any questions but then again we were pressed to come up with a question.

The antique gas station was interesting and a look into the past
Written October 14, 2018
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MikeB1952
Colorado Springs, CO950 contributions
Good Park Intro
Sep 2018 • Couples
From the West, the first place you come to in Mt. Rainier National Park is Longmire. It is a series of buildings - both tourist and Park (maintenance, living quarters, etc.).

We messed up in identifying the Museum and walked up the hill to a pretty neat suspension bridge. The bridge really had nothing to do with either the Park or the Museum. But was well worth the walk and the view from the Bridge. I'd take it again.

Walking down from the Bridge, we passed the Wilderness Information Center. Thinking they could guide us to the Museum, we went there. It's actually a mini-Visitor Center with a 3D map (love 'em), some displays and a Ranger desk. We chatted with the Ranger about ideas for our day in Mt. Rainier. She was most helpful. Also glad we went in even when we thought it wouldn't be interesting.

And the Museum. Well, it was right behind us! We asked the Wilderness Ranger and she pointed to it. Hmmm, the old adage, 'if it was a snake it would have bitten us' applies. So we walked down to it. Very pleasant little Museum housed in one of the oldest buildings in the Park. The Museum is actually crammed with displays. There is also a Ranger desk. We chatted with the Ranger for additional ideas and information on the Park. Most helpful.

So, my message? The Museum is well worth the stop. But also go to the Bridge and the Wilderness Information Center while you stop.
Written September 25, 2018
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