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Best things to do in Alder Lake

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Point of Interest
“Mt. Rainier and Logging Museum brings the vibrant logging industry to life. Just minutes to Mt. Rainier, in Elbe, you can catch a steam train ride that will roll you through the misty forests on a 14 mile journey to Mineral. When you arrive you will have time to enjoy the Museum and view the worlds largest collection of steam locomotives. Whether you choose a steam excursion or one of the many special event trains (Washington wine express, Polar Express just to name a few) you will be taking the very same tracks used by pioneers, loggers, and settlers from over a century ago!”
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Memorial Site
“Summer time train rides & winter Polar Express is an adventure worth trying. Just across the street is the Elbe Junction with food/drinks and gift shop merchandise from local artist. See Elbe Junction on Face book ”
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“Accepts Cash Only April – May: Weekends only 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Memorial Day weekend – Labor Day weekend: Daily 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Closed after Labor Day thru March 31”
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“A charming place with hard to find Pacific Northwest food, drinks and espresso. Also features artwork and handicraft from local artists. Plus, it is across from the trains in Elbe.”
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Natural Feature
“Great place to go. Only 30 min and you can go kayaking, swimming, fishing, jet skiing and boating. ”
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Street Address
“A steam-powered heritage railroad operating in Washington State between Elbe and Mineral. The railroad travels on tracks that pass through thick forest just south of Mount Rainier.”
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“Historic Steam Train rides , polar express rides in December , Oktoberfest beer trips , Wine tasting rides check out schedule.”
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