Washington Explore, Trips September 06, 2019
by Jessica Wick Tiny Train Lovers In Washington Will Enjoy Kitsap Live Steamers
Washington has a interesting railroad history, and it’s still possible to take a beautiful train ride through parts of the state. However, if you have little ones in your life, they might be more interested in a ride from Kitsap Live Steamers, a Port Orchard attraction geared toward teaching tiny travelers about train rides. And with their schedule running April through October, there’s still plenty of time to go.
Kitsap Live Steamers, Inc. is a local non-profit organization that offers rides on its miniature railroad.
Its mission is to educate the public regarding the legacy of railroads that helped build the country, and to promote railroad safety as well.
Kitsap Live Steamers is an all-volunteer organization, and the train rides are entirely donation based.
Your donations go directly to the maintenance of the track, the equipment, their buildings, and the park grounds that they occupy.
So, interested in going for a ride?
The group meets on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month from April - October from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Babies can ride in slings or pouches with parents, and each train can hold a maximum of 20 passengers.
In addition to a fun ride (or two, if you so desire), you'll be treated to some good old-fashioned train education.
You can stop by for a quick ride or spend several hours here, enjoying a picnic lunch and the company of other passengers.
Live in the Port Orchard area? Kitsap Live Steamers is always looking for more volunteers.
You'll be in charge of helping to set the trains up, take them down, and putting smiles on little faces in the process.
The Kitsap Live Steamers meet at South Kitsap Regional Park.
You can always count on them being there on the second and last Saturdays of the month, but remember, they take a break in the winter.
3101 Southeast Marbeth Lane, Port Orchard, WA, 98366
For more information on Kitsap Live Steamers, check out
the official website. And for other train ride ideas here in Washington, check out this list.
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