|Address:||349 Mineral Creek Rd S, Mineral, WA 98355, USA|
|Working:||Closed Closed 10AM–4:30PM 10AM–4:30PM 10AM–4:30PM 10AM–4:30PM 10AM–4:30PM|
Kathryn DiFoxfire Wilson
Train ride from Elbe to Mineral was cool with lots of scenic views of creeks and Mt. Rainier. We did standard class. Passengers were free to move around once train started, including between the two standard cars and outside onto the platform. On the way to Mineral, first class car is first, behind the engine. First class has tables, and alcohol options. The seats in standard are two on each side with an aisle in-between, but each pair of seats can be set facing forward or backward (before train moves) so that 3-4 people traveling together can sit on the same side facing each other. On the return trip, the first class car becomes the caboose. Train has air conditioning. During the ride to Mineral, there is some interpretive information provided over the loud speaker, but not a live interpreter, though there are train attendants in each car. The museum at Mineral is a collection of engines and other logging equipment with interpretive signs, some of which are outdoors. Husband loved it. I would have liked more time for the museum, but my seven-year-old wanted to play the outdoor games. We did an evening Express special event which included an outdoor BBQ complete with volleyball, badminton, horseshoes and frisbee. Came home with a souvenir frisbee. Website advertised dessert on return train ride, but someone forgot to let the train staff know. Overall, it was a good trip for the price. While waiting for the train, we also checked out the Elbe Church, and ate ice cream at the store across the street.
the people that work there are great. the tour was two hours long. really great sights, lots of trains for my son to look at. but, there were two things wrong with it. Bring snacks with you. The snacks they had on the train and at the stop were very limited. No atms in the area if you were going to use cash. my phone had no signal if you wanted to put money on your card to pay for stuff. So plan ahead. have money on your card before you get there, cash, and snacks and drinks. Other then that it was awesome
Lots of interesting history. We rode the train from Elbe to the museum behind Engine 17. There is a ton of stuff to look at and an equal amount to read about. 5 stars because everything is fantastic, but... Only 45 minutes at the museum before you have to catch the train back. Thats only enough time to gloss over the exhibit, and youre left with wanting so much more. We did learn that we could have driven back to the museum and spent more time there. I recommend this trip wholeheartedly.
This museum is located in Mineral and accessed by taking the steam train from Elbe. It is wonderful if you are interested in old steam equipment or just a history buff. There is also a gift shop for those interested in such.
Could not ride train from Mineral only Elbe. Cell phone service is spotty here turn phone to airplane mode to save power.
It was so much fun! & our twins loved it. The employees were so good & fun to them too!
Very nice the tour people knew a lot about trains witch made for a fun day
Its a haul to get to this location, but the kids loved the train ride.
A Private User
Been goin there since i was young. Id very nice in the spring n fall
Lots of history wel preserved abd displayed.
kid love the train