Few steam-powered passenger railroads remain in the Northwest--and a visit to the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum is your chance to ride the longest continuously operating steam railroad in the Northwest!
Our non-profit heritage railroad offers train rides through the forest and foothills south of Mt. Rainier. Our museum exhibits include the world's most comprehensive collection of steam logging locomotives. New exhibits showcase what life was like in the early to mid 19th century in a railroad logging camp. Reserve tickets to enjoy a 2-hour regular excursion or select a longer BBQ train or other catered special event that lasts closer to 3 hours. We offer weekly train rides June-October. The popular Polar Express trains new this year, and available during the holidays.
Book a steam powered adventure this season and climb aboard living history. Your round trip train ticket includes time to explore the exhibits. Let the cry of the train whistle and the lull of the track engage your senses. Advance reservations are required for catered events.
Seating is limited on all trains, to guarantee availability book your visit today!
Reserve your tickets here on our website or call 888-STEAM-11.
Departure location at the Train Depot located in Elbe, WA: Mt Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum 54124 Mountain Hwy E Elbe, WA 98330 Our maintenance and restoration facility is located in Mineral, WA: Mt Rainier Scenic RR 349 Mineral Creek RdMineral, WA 98355
Driving directions from the Northern part of Washington From Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia and other areas to the north, follow Interstate Hwy 5 to Hwy 512 toward Puyallup. Exit 1 mile to State Highway 7 to Elbe . Approximately 40 miles directly located on Hwy 7, which is also known as Mountain Highway. Driving directions from Southern part of Washington From Portland , Chehalis, Yakima and areas south of Olympia , take State Highway 12 East to Morton. Take the Morton exit (Hwy 7) and head 15 miles to Elbe at the junction of Hwy 7 and Hwy 705.
- Accepts Cash: Yes
- Accepts Discover:
- Accepts MasterCard:
- Accepts Visa:
- ADA Compliant:
- Miles to GTCTC: 45
- Miles to Seatac: 67
- Additional Resources:
- Bachelor Parties:
- Bridal Parties:
- Music and Entertainment:
- Wedding and Event Coordinators:
- DescriptionPrivate events at the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum provide a memorable backdrop your guests are sure to remember. Groups are able to charter a private train or a private car on a public train. Groups also have the option of renting facilities at our museum for private events with price packages that can include a train ride, guided museum tour, tech tours or live entertainment. Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad and Museum is a nonprofit heritage railroad located in the foothills near Mount Rainier. Our trains travel through the forest and foothills from our depot in Elbe to our museum in Mineral, Washington.
- Space NotesSpace for private events. Private events on the train can be held for groups up to 240 people. Private events at the museum can be held at our seasonal outdoor picnic and event are for 200 people with seating at picnic tables for catered receptions, company picnics, weddings, wine tasting and BBQ's. Parking is free. Museum admission is included with private train charters and also with event rentals of our museum facilities. For an indoor event at the museum our theater room is our largest private space that's indoors. We have a video of the theater room posted on our YouTube channel. I also have photos of the train, picnic area and theater room for event planners if needed. We have a caterer that can serve a buffet meal on the train for small groups of 48 people. For larger groups on the train we offer a passed appetizer service or boxed lunch option. Catered events at our outdoor picnic and event area can be plated or buffet style. We have a small outdoor stage by the event area that is 10 x 10 and covered with electrical power. Please contact me directly if you have any questions or if I can be of additional assistance. Typical drive time from the Tacoma Convention Center to our depot in Elbe is 1 hour and 20 minutes. Private events on the train or in our theater room are available year round. Seasonal events at the picnic area are best suited for summer or early fall. The picnic area has a park-like setting with shade trees and access to the museum displays. On clear days you can see the peak of Mount Rainier from the picnic area. The train and museum exhibits are both wheelchair accessible. We have 3 event tents measuring 20 x 40 with overhead coverage, no side walls.
- Unique Features We the only new railroad logging museum in North America along with the most comprehensive collection of steam logging locomotives in the world!
- Meeting Rooms4
- Total Sq.Ft.512
- Largest Room512
- Wifi Capable Yes