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“The Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad has given permission for a regional visitor center to be established in the Elbe train depot. The nonprofit Mount Rainier Regional Visitor Center has been formed and will take residence as of April 1 in the depot.

Because the lodging establishments, restaurants, stores, activities, events and natural wonders are so diverse, it should be a win-win situation for the businesses in the area and the region as a whole to have a visitor’s center that is so centrally located.

Tickets for the train will also be sold from this location, meaning they will not only have the walk-in visitors, but the train customers as well who will be learning about accommodations, etc. in the region.

Funding sources are being sought so in the near future paid personnel can be added. Until we receive funding we are looking for volunteers to work in the center directing visitors to the various establishments, hiking trails, activities and events in our region.

This year the visitor center will be open Friday through Sunday from April 1 through October. Two-hour shifts are requested, but any time available to help would be greatly appreciated.

… If you are interested in registering to volunteer at the Mount Rainier Regional Visitor Center, please contact Jeannie at 360-492-5555 or Ramona at 360-492-5253,” quoting the Eatonville Dispatch.

Posted by Steve on April 2, 2008 at 6:41 am | Permalink

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