Preserving Paradise Inn Media Kit

A four story wood building with an angled roof in front of a glaciated mountain.
The rehabilitated Annex of the Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier.

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Grand Reopening: On Friday, May 17, 2019, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The National Park Service is celebrating the grand reopening of the Paradise Inn, a National Historic Landmark located at Mount Rainier National Park. Events of the day include partner and NPS speakers, tours of the Paradise Inn and the newly renovated Annex, and interviews with key subject matter experts.

The Paradise Inn is a nationally significant cultural resource, and a contributing structure to the Mount Rainier National Historic Landmark District. The restoration of the Inn represents a $24.5 million investment to address Mount Rainier National Park’s maintenance backlog while ensuring high quality visitor experiences for generations to come.

Contacts: Tracy Swartout, (360) 569-6502,, Patti Wold, (360) 569-6563,

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For over a century, the Paradise Inn and Annex has served as a home base for visitors exploring Mount Rainier. In partnership with Rainier Guest Services & Korsmo Construction, a major remodel of the Annex was completed in 2019 to preserve this historic structure. To celebrate the rehabilitation of the Annex, a grand reopening ceremony was held on May 17, 2019. This video includes short excerpts of the speeches from guest speakers and features a performance of the Nisqually Anthem Song by the Nisqually Indian Tribe Canoe Family.

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Last updated: May 13, 2024