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Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

54124 Mountain Hwy E, Elbe, WA 98355
+1 360-569-7959
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We were in town staying at the Hobo Inn while Rails to Ales event was on. Craft beer served on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle, Canada
via mobile
So so train ride

The train ride itself was not much, a half hour of mostly forest, a couple of trestles and a short... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Michael H
Salem, Oregon, United States
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
54124 Mountain Hwy E, Elbe, WA 98355
+1 360-569-7959
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town staying at the Hobo Inn while Rails to Ales event was on. Craft beer served on the short train ride to the train museum. Here we had time to explore the museum, while enjoying more beverages and a catered lunch. Train...More

Thank LovinCanada
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The train ride itself was not much, a half hour of mostly forest, a couple of trestles and a short view of Mt. Rainier. The museum at the end of the trip was better, featuring some very nice pieces of steam history, several engines, two...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I found this back in June and purchased two tickets for my wife and I. Was not quite sure what was going to take place. But it was awesome!!!!! I purchased the first class tickets and would do it again. We enjoyed the train ride...More

2  Thank idahoduke
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I was a bit apprehensive after reading some of the other reviews; however, we rode the Washington Wine Express on Sept 9 - four of us, with us two gals celebrating birthdays. We were in First Class and everything about this adventure was superb!! There...More

Thank Skiergirl5
Reviewed 9 September 2017

...and it was great! The staff, the view, the museum were all top notch. The train ride itself was enjoyable; in terms of the wine, there was a wide variety of both excellent reds and whites we sampled on the train and then, were available...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Here goes, and I will start by saying we had fun, only because of the hysterical conflict of what we were told we would get and what we actually got. To begin, from their website to what we got; "you’ll enjoy gourmet hors d’ouevres and...More

2  Thank WindyTevlin
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We are on holiday from the UK and fancied this trip as a nice way to start a visit to My Rainier. We paid just under $240 for four of us in the 1st class carriage. For that we had a table and four dining...More

Thank Picardwebber
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We paid for parking, which nobody was regulating, and I suspect we could have saved ourselves the $15. Despite buying tickets for specific train seats, people just sat wherever they wanted. We purposely booked our family in a row so we could have access to...More

2  Thank KristenLB62
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

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
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Jane S
31 August 2017|
Response from TravelDerek | Reviewed this property |
Heading up the best view is on the left side.
Jane S
31 August 2017|
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Response from otisscrotis_11 | Reviewed this property |
The view is better from 1st class car.
Linda A
2 July 2017|
Response from gr8tful2god | Reviewed this property |
I didn't purchase anything on the train at all, so I can't answer that.