Local Attractions

Local Attractions

There are many exciting activities to embark on in Ashford and the surrounding areas. Yearly tens of thousands visit Mt. Rainier National Park to see the sights, camp, hike, climb, snowshoe, snowboard, ski, and inner tube. There is also horseback riding, ATV trails, gift shops, steam train rides, golf courses, espresso shops, taverns, art galleries, churches, and a movie theatre. There truly is something for everyone! Below are some of the area businesses including web sites and phone numbers.

Mount Rainier National Park

Located 54 miles southeast of Seattle, Washington, Mount Rainier National Park was established on March 2nd, 1899 as the nation’s fifth National Park. Dominating the local landscape, this 14,410 foot stratovolcano stands as the highest peak in the continental United States. As the highest point in the Cascade Mountain Range, Mount Rainier is surrounded by a wide variety of old growth forests, lush valleys, stunning waterfalls and more than 25 glaciers. This dormant volcano often finds itself veiled by dense clouds which dump an extraordinary amount of rain and snow on the peak annually, thus living up to the Pacific Northwest’s notoriety for its rainfall.

Upper Nisqually Valley

As the primary gateway to Mount Rainier National Park’s interior tourist destinations, the upper Nisqually Valley is the most intensively used outdoor recreational area in Pierce County, with hundreds of thousands of tourists passing through the area annually on their way to visit Mount Rainier. However, the areas surrounding the park also offer an abundance of natural wonders and activities certain to peak the interests of visitors to this charming rural area. Among the activities open to visitors in the area include hiking, fishing, horseback riding, mountain climbing, visits to the working artisan studios in the area, and even an old time steam locomotive ride through the majestic countryside. There’s no end to the possibilities that await visitors to our community.

Ashford is just 2 minutes away
Visitor Information Center
Mountain Rainier National Park
Rainier Mountaineering, Inc.
Mount Tahoma Trails Association
Painter’s Art Gallery-360-569-2644
Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park
Rainier Overland Restaurant-360-569-0851

Town of Elbe – just 10 minutes away
EZ Times Horse Rides
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad
Scale Shack Burgers-360-569-2247
Sun Rise Espresso-360-569-2123

Town of Mineral– just 20 minutes away
Mineral Market
Headquarters Tavern-360-492-3261
Mineral Lake Resort
Neighborhood Christian Church-360-492-3491
Presbyterian Church-360-492-5911

Town of Eatonville – 25 minutes away
Vistors Information
Northwest Trek
Pioneer Farm Museum-360-832-6300
Tanwax Greens Golf Course-360-832-8400
The Roxy Theater-360-832-ROXY
Gary’s Video-360-832-GARY
Kirk’s Pharmacy-360-832-3121
Plaza Market-360-832-6151
Aaron’s Ark-360-832-6633
Big Foot Tavern-360-832-4121
Mountain Take Out-360-832-TOGO
Gypsy Wagon Espresso-360-832-3258
John and Tammi’s Pizza Place-360-832-3287
Puerta Vallarta-360-832-4033
Tall Timber Restaurant-360-832-3535
Dispatch Newspaper-360-832-4411
Key Bank-360-832-6125

Town of Morton – 25 minutes away
Victory Bowling Lanes-360-496-6797
Tiger Mountain Technologies
Alaskan Grille-360-496-2371
Bean Tree Coffee Shop