Mt. Rainier Visitor Center - Paradise
|Location||Mt. Rainier National Park|
There is a fee to enter the Mt. Rainier National Park. Those with the Golden Eagle card can enter free.
Paradise is the most popular visitor destination in Mount Rainier National Park with its spectacular wildflower-covered meadows, miles of hiking trails, and awesome views of the mountain, glaciers, and surrounding Cascade mountain peaks. It is reached via the Tacoma/Nisqually entrance in the southwest corner of the park. Both the Visitor Center and Inn at Paradise were upgraded in 2008.
Paradise: Henry Jackson Visitor Center - This brand new Visitor Center at Paradise on the South side of Rainier opened in the fall of 2008. It replaced the old “Flying Saucer” visitor center that was built in the mid-60’s and was long- overdue to be updated. It offers exhibits, a great new film on Mount Rainier, a bookstore, snack bar, gift shop and guided Ranger-programs. The paved road to 5,400-foot-elevation Paradise remains open year-round. The visitor center is usually open daily from May to early October.
From PLU, turn right onto WA-7 S/Pacific Ave S. Continue to follow WA-7 S 35.7 miles. Continue onto Washington 706/National Park Hwy. Continue to follow Washington 706 14.6 mi. Continue onto Paradise Rd E. 5.4 mi. Turn right