Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Mt. Rainier like never before!
We are thrilled to announce our soft reopening with train excursions running between Elbe and Mineral for a limited time in September and October! We’re bringing back the tradition of unforgettable steam train excursions, through the heart of Washington State!
Take a step back in time and ride on a vintage train, pulled by a steam locomotive through the breathtakingly beautiful Pacific Northwest landscape. With stunning views of mountains, farmland, and surrounding forests, this is a journey that you’ll never forget.
Book your tickets now and be one of the first to experience the reopening of this iconic railroad. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make unforgettable memories with your family and friends.
- 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