Things to do in the area

Mountain Meadows Inn is perfectly situated to be your home away from home while exploring Western Washington. Whether your interest is day hiking, sightseeing by car, backpacking, nature study, photography, cross-country skiing or climbing, Mt. Rainier has it all – winter, spring, summer or fall.

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Rainier’s 34 square miles of glaciers constitute the largest single-peak glacial system in the contiguous United States. At a height of 14,411 feet, it is not only the highest peak in Washington, but is the number one tourist attraction in Washington State. Forests cover the mountain side up to 5,000 feet, where famous alpine meadows of wild flowers and grass contrast with masses of ice at higher elevations. There are several visitor centers located within the park with observation decks, exhibits, audiovisual programs, picnic areas and captivating vistas. Our guests always enjoy the wildlife; elk, deer, chipmunks, marmots, pikas, and even Black Bears and Mountain Goats have been seen!

For a fun and exciting look at the area’s beauty, take a trip on the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad. Ride in refurbished open and closed restored coaches along the 14 mile trip through timber and over rivers to Mineral Lake.

Several fishing lakes outside the park, including Alder and Mineral provide boat ramps and swimming beaches. Other attractions in the area are: Painter’s Art Gallery, Ashford Creek Pottery, Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park, Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, and Pioneer Farm Museum.

Needing more adventure? Travel one short hour to the 110,000 acre Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument to experience the awesome power of nature.

Or, enjoy an easy and scenic drive travelling over White Pass for a relaxing day of wine-tasting tours in Eastern Washington’s rich grape-growing region with world-famous wines.

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

Mt.St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

Yakima Wine Region

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park


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