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Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

54124 Mountain Hwy E, Elbe, WA 98330
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This is a beautiful train ride you are just out side Mtn. Raineer National Park

The train ride is through the forest, along rivers and stops at Mineral lake so people can get off... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
dandcharper642
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Carbonado, Washington
It was fun

We took our 4 year old granddaughter on the Polar Express trip during Christmas. The staff did a... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Jennifer A
,
Port Ludlow, Washington
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Fourteen-mile train trip to a historic logging camp, railroad museum, and special event park through the forested foothills of majestic Mt. Rainier.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible13%
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“open car” (9 reviews)
“train car” (7 reviews)
“north pole” (4 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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54124 Mountain Hwy E, Elbe, WA 98330
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"open car"
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"train car"
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"north pole"
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"steam train"
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"enclosed cars"
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"the polar express"
in 4 reviews
"washington wine"
in 3 reviews
"logging history"
in 4 reviews
"national park"
in 3 reviews
"sunny day"
in 6 reviews
"minerals"
in 36 reviews
"engine"
in 36 reviews
"museum"
in 71 reviews
"climax"
in 4 reviews
"volunteers"
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"loggers"
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"equipment"
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

The train ride is through the forest, along rivers and stops at Mineral lake so people can get off pick nick or walk around the lake there is a small town with a small store a short distance from the stop. You can ride inside...More

Thank dandcharper642
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We took our 4 year old granddaughter on the Polar Express trip during Christmas. The staff did a wonderful job recreating scenes from the movie. Our granddaughter was enthralled with that. Be mindful that the scenery is not always Mt. Rainier beautiful as the tracks...More

1  Thank Jennifer A
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Magical experience created by their outstanding staff. The book and movie comes to life. Hot hot hot chocolate, cookies, the Northpole, Santa and lots of bells.

1  Thank Hollie69
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Our Family took the ride with the Polar Express & it as very Magical & we had a wonderful Journey: Was wondering if Santa had a Mrs. Clause? Thank You for a Good Time.

Thank Chris C
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I drove 2 hours to get to Elbe. I was raining and I was with my 22 month old son is his stroller. I asked what to do with it and a lady in a chef outfit said to enter on board with wheel chairs...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

Completely disappointed in the Polar Express event and the way the event staff/Rainer Railroad staff treated today's train derailment incident. Purchased tickets months in advance for mt wifes birthday and for our family Christmas photos, only to be notified 3 1/2 hours before the event...More

5  Thank Katie R
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 18 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

1  Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 16 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
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Reviewed 11 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
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Jane S
1 September 2017|
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Response from TravelDerek | Reviewed this property |
Heading up the best view is on the left side.
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Jane S
1 September 2017|
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Response from otisscrotis_11 | Reviewed this property |
The view is better from 1st class car.
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Linda A
3 July 2017|
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Response from gr8tful2god | Reviewed this property |
I didn't purchase anything on the train at all, so I can't answer that.
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