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Longmire Museum

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Address: Tahoma Woods, Star Route, Longmire, Mount Rainier National Park, WA 98304
Phone Number: 360-569-2211
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This local history museum also provides information on the hiking trails in...

This local history museum also provides information on the hiking trails in the region.

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Small But Historical

This free museum is worth the stop on the way through Mt. Rainier National Park. Parking can sometimes be a hassle, but worth the wait -- also check out the wooden bridge to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
MarkStephenSouder
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Seattle, Washington
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Merchantville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a classic charming piece of history. Stop and check out the little museum and visitors center. Head to the gas station display - no gas just a glimpse of history. The little general store is adorable and the staff helpful and pleasant. There is a little loop trail across the road from the Inn that is an easy walk,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This free museum is worth the stop on the way through Mt. Rainier National Park. Parking can sometimes be a hassle, but worth the wait -- also check out the wooden bridge to the Community Building also in Longmire.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a very large museum but you can see some pictures of the area and a short history. There is a cut out of Douglas Fir at the entrance where date plaques were attached showing different events such as other eruptions, etc., in the area dating back to 1293

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mt. Rainier National Park has several nature centers and museums- some alrge and some small. This museum is specific to Longmire history. Along with the historic sites along the nearby trail, the original park Administration bldg.- now a wilderness jump-off point with huge raised relief map, the historic National Park Inn and the Longmire Historic District trail across the Nisqually... More 

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Haslet, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We ducked into the museum at Longmire in search of the National Park stamping station (located, we discovered, in the Ranger Station just beyond) and were delighted with the hands-on exhibits we found there. Appropriate for all ages, the museum is a short, but fun stop while in the area. The Rangers were very accommodating and knowledgeable.

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Not sure why this place exists other than to ask the ranger questions because there is not much of a museum, some stuffed birds and cougars, rock displays and that's about it.

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Thank TheLongLongTrailer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

This was a cute little spot to visit. Lots of history packed into this little place. Before going in, examine the tree ring displayed. Lots of historical markers on it. Very old tree that saw a lot of history. Restrooms are conveniently located around the corner from the museum, just in case you are looking for those.

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

When I arrived it was raining so this museum was a great place to stop. I enjoyed the displays and witnessed a Jr. Ranger taking his oath. The ranger was able to answer all of my questions and was very helpful. There are a few things to purchase for a souvenir.

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1 Thank Susan C
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The museum was interesting, but took only about 10-15 minutes to view. It's worth a quick look to see some decent specimens of native animals, plants, and birds, and to learn about the geography and cultural history of the area.

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Thank Carolyn1958
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

One of the first side steps you can see from the main road. We stopped here on the way out instead of on the way in! Mistake. Stop first, get info and see what kinds of nature you could encounter while visiting the park. Nice displays. Informative staff. Purchased an NP passport to be stamped at each visitors center from... More 

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