TACOMA, Wash. - June 1, 2023 - Travel Tacoma - Mt. Rainier Tourism and Sports has the pleasure of unveiling an exciting new travel itinerary aimed at exploring the vintage charm and captivating history of Pierce County. Aptly named "A Retro Road Trip with Rhubarb," this immersive travel experience transports you back to a simpler time, spotlighting the unique attractions, gastronomic delights, and authentic local culture rooted in Sumner, Spanaway, Elbe, Ashford, and beyond.
Venturing on this road trip doesn't require a DeLorean, but rather a love for exploration and an appetite for the past. The itinerary celebrates the small town of Sumner, where time seems to have stood still since its foundation in 1853, and carries forward the spirit of nostalgic adventure to other charming towns and majestic Mount Rainier. The journey revolves around the town's celebrated hero, rhubarb, a crop that not only saved the region in the 1880s but continues to form the sweet core of its identity.
"Our new itinerary doesn't merely take travelers through scenic routes and historic sites but immerses them in the rich heritage and vibrant present of Pierce County," said Matt Wakefield, Chief Marketing and Data Officer at Travel Tacoma - Mt. Rainier Tourism and Sports. "The heartening story of rhubarb is a testament to the region's resilience and adaptability. Whether it's partaking in the much-acclaimed Rhubarb Days festival or indulging in the rustic charms of the smaller communities and Mount Rainier National Park, every stop in this journey is an opportunity to interact with and celebrate our thriving communities."
The three-day itinerary promises unforgettable encounters with the past, from Knutson Farms' rhubarb cultivation to the vintage treasure troves of the LeMay Collections at Marymount. It treats travelers to the delectable culinary scene of Sumner, replete with 1950s themed Main Street Dairy Freeze and the finest local eateries. Visits to vibrant farmer markets, historic train museums, and immersive historical sites add a dash of learning to the leisure.
To plan your nostalgic adventure, visit www.traveltacoma.com and prepare to embark on a journey through time.
About Travel Tacoma – Mt. Rainier Tourism and Sports
Travel Tacoma – Mt. Rainier Tourism and Sports is the official destination marketing organization for Tacoma and Pierce County, Washington. Accredited by Destinations International. For more information, visit www.traveltacoma.com.
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Matt Wakefield
Chief Data and Marketing Officer
(253) 284-3253