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Bald Eagle at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

EAGLE PASSAGE OPENS AT NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK AUG. 3

EAGLE PASSAGE OPENS AT NORTHWEST TREK WILDLIFE PARK AUG. 3. Bald eagles – the American icon saved from extinction – are the stars in this brand-new immersive, interactive habitat. The eagles have landed at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. ...
Rainier Wine Festival at Alpine Inn

Mt. Rainier Wine Festival

July 6, 2019, is the 10th Annual Mt. Rainier Wine Festival! Enjoy a variety of wines from local Washington based ...
Indian Henry

Indian Henry (So-To-Lick)

Skilled mountain guide who led James Longmire, John Muir, and many other early climbing parties to Mount Rainier. Also an early settler in the Eatonville area who prospered and lived comfortably within both Native and Euro-American circles. ...
Trail leading to Third Burroughs at Mount Rainier National Park

Guided Mount Rainier Area Hikes

Adventures in Seattle provides roundtrip transportation, trailhead permits, lunch for both full day and half day guided Mt. Rainier area hikes.  ...
Paradise Village

Paradise Village Restaurant

The new Paradise Village Restaurant located in Ashford, Washington near the Nisqually Entrance to Mount Rainier National Park is now open 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Monday-Saturday.  ...
Frey Family Farm

Frey Family Farm

Frey Family Farm is a certified organic, 40-acre mixed vegetable, berry and hay production farm. that welcomes visitors to stop by and live the farm-life as part of their Mount Rainier vacation.  ...
Happy Girl and her Mountain Courtesy Kelly Selzer

7 Kid-Friendly Waterfall Hikes

If you're wondering which trails are kid-friendly and lead to see waterfalls check out this list 7 kid-friendly waterfall hikes in the Mount Rainier region.  ...
Thunder Dome Car Museum

Thunder Dome Car Museum

The new Thunder Dome Car Museum has a dazzling collection of classic American muscle cars, vintage sports cars, and exotic imports. Opens May 29th, 2019. ...

Attend the Rainier Independent Film Festival

Rainier Independent Film Festival (May 17th - 19th) announces 45+ dynamic films spanning a variety of genres and topics. After a great response last year, we are excited to see the return and expansion of The Student Movie RIFF (TSMR), now in its second year.  ...
Northwest Trek Sensory Inclusive

New Sensory Inclusive | Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium each recently earned prestigious designation as “sensory inclusive” sites from a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness, acceptance and inclusion for people with autism and other special needs. ...
Enumclaw Dog Park

Enumclaw Dog Park

Tails are wagging at the opening of a new 2-acre off-leash dog park just minutes from the Enumclaw RV Campground. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Wine Tasting Photo Credit Terje Sollie

10th Annual Mt. Rainier Wine Festival

Enjoy a variety of Washington wines, delicious tapas, and live music in a beautiful mountain environment during the Mt. Rainier Wine Festival, July 6, 2019. ...
Headworks Brewery

Headworks Brewery and Tasting Room

Located in historic downtown Enumclaw Headworks Brewery and Tasting Room serves small batches of handcrafted ales with a side of small-town hospitality.  ...
Sips Brews

Sips and Brews around the Mountain

Where to go for the best sips and brews around the mountain? When it comes to coffee, ciders, craft beer, spirits, and wine there are plenty of options. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Wild Side Dinner

Trek to the Wildside Dinner and Auction

Imagine spending an evening surrounded by the sights and scents of the forest, enjoying a gourmet dinner and helping wildlife conservation at the same time. ...
Avalanche Dogs

Crystal Mountain Avalanche Rescue Dogs

Meet Avalanche Dog Heroes: Piper and Friends, the cutest heroes on the mountain. Recently we had time to connect with Sara Cohen, Program Director for Crystal Mountain Avalanche Rescue Dogs to learn more about the hardest working and cutest canines on the mountain this season. ...
Mountain Out

Is the Mountain Out? Meet Rainier Watch

Is the mountain out? Read the #RainierWatch story and discover an entire gallery dedicated to beautiful Mt. Rainier images. Learn more at VisitRainier.com.  ...
Dog-Friendly

A Dog-Friendly Vacation at Mount Rainier

When it comes to planning your summer adventures at the mountain we know your fur babies like vacations too. Get a free copy of our new travel guide for a list of the dog-friendly places to stay, play, and hike this summer. ...
Ann's Fudge

Ann’s Fudge & Bakery

Life in historic downtown Enumclaw is a little sweeter with the delicious assortment of baked goods, lunch, and gourmet fudge at Anns Fudge & Bakery. ...
Edward Sturgis Ingraham

Edward Sturgis Ingraham

Climber and national park advocate accompanied John Muir to Rainier's summit; named Muir Camp and several other places on the mountain. ...
Samuel Franklin Emmons

Samuel Franklin Emmons

In 1870 along with A.D. Wilson becomes the second successful party to reach the summit of Mount Rainier. ...
William Fraser Tolmie

William Fraser Tolmie

In 1833, Tolmie becomes first European to visit and record the glaciers and plants of what is now Mount Rainier National Park. ...
August V. Kautz

August V. Kautz

In 1857, Army Lieutenant Kautz makes the first attempt to summit Mount Rainier. ...
Pursuit DIstilling Co

Pursuit Distilling Company

Pursuit Distilling Company in Enumclaw, Washington has a one-of-a-kind still in the PNW, plus a tasting room where visitors can sip, and shop.  ...