Arts and Entertainment

Dads ride free at rails museum excursion

The Northwest Railway Museum invites children to treat their dads to a special train ride aboard the Snoqualmie Valley Railroad on Father’s Day weekend, June 19 and 20.

Fathers ride free all weekend when accompanied by their paying children, of any age.

Last year more than 500 dads enjoyed a free ride with their children during the two-day event.

Trains depart every 75 minutes beginning at 11:01 a.m. from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 S.E. King St., and at 11:26 a.m. from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan St.

Roundtrip fares are $8 for children ages 2 to 12, $12 for children ages 13 to 61, and $10 for children ages 62 and older.

This year, the Northwest Railway Museum is Washington’s only host of the Day out With Thomas event, which is scheduled for July 9 to 11 and 16 to 18 at the Snoqualmie Depot. Tickets are on sale now at the Snoqualmie Depot and via TicketWeb.

Founded in 1957, the Northwest Railway Museum is the largest railway museum in Washington State and welcomes over 88,000 visitors each year. The museum operates an interpretive railway program offering antique train excursions through the Upper Snoqualmie Valley. The museum’s collection of railway artifacts and equipment is one of the most significant in the United States and includes over 70 examples of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and specialized railway equipment.

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