HISTORY

MT. RAINIER RAILROAD & LOGGING MUSEUM

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The phrase "There's gold in them thar hills" is, in fact, a misquote. The actual phrase was yelled from the steps of the Lumpkin County Courthouse in 1849 by Dahlonega Mint assayor Dr. M. F. Stephenson to stop the exodus of miners from Dahlonega in Georgia to California, which had just started its own gold rush.

 

Here in the Pacific Northwest the "Gold" in our hills is actually the trees. Logging has long remained one of the primary reasons for the livelihood of the region. To learn more about logging and the railroads that long served the industry you won't want to miss the Mt. Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum - the museum and train are just a short 5 minute drive from our campground. Check out there website for seasonal themed rides and programs - this is must see for the family. 

For information or tickets:

5124 MOUNTAIN HIGHWAY EAST, 

ELBE, WA 98330

(360) 492-6000

www.mtrainierrailroad.com