Things to do

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Art Galleries

Daniel Kenner's Sculpture Park

"Ex-Nihilo," which is Latin for something created out of nothing. You'll want to pause and admire Dan's skill and imagination, metal sculptures that at first glance resemble a science fiction novel.

Address: 22410 SR 706 East, Ashford, WA 98304 Email: Website: DanielKlennert.com

Attractions

Crystal Mountain Mt. Rainier Gondola

First Gondola in Washington State installed in 2010. 2,500 climb to Summit House Lodge & Restaurant. Open year round

Address: Crystal Mountain Gondola Opens December 23rd! Phone: 360-663-3050 Fax: 360-663-3057 Hours: 7:15AM to 9:PM for breakfast, skiing or dinner Email: Website: MtRainierGondola.com

Comet Falls

Falling from around 390 feet by the source of a glacier and resembling the tail of a comet, if there was one waterfall that every visitor to Mount Rainier National Park should see, Comet Falls is it.

Address: Located 2.3 miles east of the Cougar Rock Campground. Hours: Best flows are between May and July. Website: WaterfallsNorthwest.com/CometFalls

Pearl Falls

Pearl Falls is one of the most difficult waterfalls to reach in the park, and although never measured, people suspect it to be close to 400 feet tall.

Address: There are no trails to the falls and a minimum of about 3 miles of off-trail travel will be required to see it up close. Hours: Best flows are between May and August. Website: WaterfallsNorthwest.com/PearlFalls

Silver Falls

The easiest, and maybe the prettiest waterfall to get to along the Highway 410/123 corridor, the Ohanapecosh River cascades down large steps into a big blue punchbowl.

Address: Located in the southeast corner of Mt. Rainier National Park. Hours: Best flows are year round. Website: WaterfallsNorthwest.com/SilverFalls

Spray Falls

Spray Falls curtain down a wall of Andesite for almost 300 feet, spreading out to as much as 80 feet wide towards the bottom of the falls.

Address: Accessed from the end of the Mowich Lake Road in Mount Rainier Park. Hours: Best flows are between May and September. Website: WaterfallsNorthwest.com/SprayFalls

Suntop Lookout

View of Mt. Rainier to the south, central Cascades, Olympic Mountains, and Mt. Baker to the north, spectacular 3,000 ft. drop leading to the White River on the east, and Huckleberry Creek on the west.

Address: From State Route 410 to FS Road #73 to #7315 to #510, Trail #1183 - Hikers Only

Upper Stevens Creek Falls

This, one of the best waterfalls in Washington State, located within spitting distance of a tourist-magnet trail, is virtually unknown to the world. Approximate height and drop are 375 feet.

Address: Located in the Paradise area of Mount Rainier National Park. Hours: Best flows between May and September. Website: WaterfallsNorthwest.com/UpperStevensCreekFalls

Broadcasting

Northwest Backroads TV Show

Hosted by TV personality Grant Goodeve, Northwest Backroads has been traveling and promoting the Northwest United States for years. Watch for all the fun.

Email: Website: King5.com

Charities

Outdoors for All

Provides year round programs for disable adults and children such as snowboarding, skiing, rock-climbing, river rafting, cycling and more.

Address: 6344 NE 47th St, Suite 102 Seattle, WA 98115 Phone: 206-838-6030 Fax: 206-838-6035 Email: Website: OutdoorsForAll.org

Helicopters

Whirl Me Helicopters

An air borne journey via helicopter over magnificent Mount Rainier. Feel safe and secure in our proven Robinson R44 Raven II Helicopter.

Address: Ashford, WA Phone: - Email: Website: www.Whirl.me

Hiking

Alpine Ascents

These guides are top athletes and experienced climbers who have tackled the planets top peaks and are eager to share their expertise and get you up and down Rainier safely.

Phone: 206-378-1927 Website: AlpineAscents.com

Grove of the Patriarchs

One of the easiest hikes in Mount Rainier National Park, but one of the most memorable because it's like entering a magical kingdom.

Address: Check website for directions. Hours: Snow free June through October. Website: VisitRainier.com/GroveOfThePatriarchs

Mt. Rainier Tours

Experience old growth forests, wildflower-filled meadows, and thundering waterfalls on this tour of glacier-clad Mt. Rainier.

Phone: 206-768-1234 Hours: Late April -Early November/ 7:30 a.m. Daily. Tours are approximately 10 hours.

Horseback Riding

Chinook Pass Outfitters

Ride with them through glacier-fed streams... alpine meadows covered with wild flowers... unspoiled mountain lakes of the William O. Douglas Wilderness, Norse Peak Wilderness, and Wenatchee Forest.

Address: 10821 Old Naches Highway, Naches, WA 98937 Phone: 509-653-2633 Email: Website: ChinookPass.com

Crystal Mountain Outfitters

Experience solitude and spectacular scenery of the Cascade Range in the Norse Peak Wilderness and Wenatchee National Forest. They offer rides ranging from one hour to all day to all day with fishing.

Address: Parking Lot "C", Crystal Mountain, WA 98022 Phone: 509-895-9120 Email: Website: CrystalMountainOutfitters.com

Crystal Mountain Trail Riders

Come ride with real Cowboys. They don't soak ya for a ride. They offer the most unique, highest quality experience of a lifetime. This isn't your typical 'beach horse. Real working livestock

Address: Crystal Mountain, Parking Lot Upper "C: Phone: 509-895-9120 Email: Website: CrystalMountainOutfitters.com

Mountain Climbing

International Mountain Guides

Climb the summits with International Mountain Guides. Offering climbing, trekking, and mountaineering expeditions, try your hand at Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, or even the North Cascades.

Address: 31111 SR 706 East, P.O. Box 246, Ashford, WA 98304 Phone: 360-569-2609 Fax: 866-279-7455 Email: Website: MountainGuides.com

Museums

White Pass Country Museum

The quaint White Pass Country Museum offers artifacts and history of the White Pass area.

Address: 12990 U. S. Hwy 12 Packwood, Washington 98361 Phone: 360-494-4422 Hours: WINTER: Saturday 12pm - 4pm SUMMER: Friday & Saturday 12pm - 5 pm Email: Website: WhitePassCountryMuseum.org

Parks

Chinook Pass Scenic Byway

Premier driving tour in Washington State to 5,430 foot Chinook Pass through Mt. Rainier National Park reveals deep canyons, crashing waterfalls, dense forests, wildlife and stunning views.

Email: Website: ChinookScenicByway.com

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