The remote and scenic setting… The unhurried pace of life... Situated in the mountains, it’s no wonder Morton has been discovered by many artists to be a place that inspires creativity. Take in a captivating performance at the historic Roxy Theater and browse next door for local art pieces. Clear your mind with a yoga class. Tour the historic Morton Train Depot where the culture of this area can be traced back to its roots as a stop along the Tacoma Eastern Railroad.
BCJ Gallery of Fine Arts | Website
West Main Street, Morton, WA 98356 (next to The Roxy Theater)
Phone: (360) 496-0542
The Barbara Clevenger Johnson Gallery proudly displays the artistry of established and emerging regional artists working in fine arts and fine crafts. The gallery offers a variety of unique items for sale. Come in and browse among exquisite paintings, inspiring photography, basketry, fiber art, jewelry, etchings, pottery and sculpture. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (April through October) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (November through March).
Cowlitz River Valley Historical Society
Morton Depot: 194 E. Main Ave., Morton, WA 98356
Phone: (360) 496-0070
As its ongoing mission and primary project, the Historical Society has been working diligently to restore the 1910 Historic Morton Train Depot and create and maintain a neighboring visitor center for the Morton community. Click here for more information on Morton’s Historic Train Depot . The mission of the CRVHS is the collection and preservation of artifacts, photos, archives and family histories of the area of East Lewis County, including Packwood, Mineral, Cinebar & Salkum. This dedicated, volunteer non-profit organization proudly works to preserve the area’s colorful history.
Kalākora Gallery | Website
PO Box 1270 / 204 National Park Highway, Morton, WA 98356
The Kalākora Gallery is the premier photography destination in the foothills of Mount Rainier. The Spring/Summer Exhibition features collectable fine art prints by Adam Angel and Mike Hamill from Mt Rainier, Nepal, Tibet, Tanzania, and Argentina. While photographic works are the main focus of the gallery, other surprises dapple the exhibition space. From contemporary hardwood furniture locally harvested and crafted in our community to Tibetan Antiquities that you won't see anywhere else in the world including museums, this is a the must stop destination on your way to Mount Rainier. You can also find local guidebooks, maps, literature, and other well selected field supplies for the naturalist.
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad | Website
54124 Mountain Hwy E., Elbe, WA 98355
24 Hour Info Line: (360) 569-7959
Board the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad in Elbe and take an 18-mile (2 hour) picturesque ride on a vintage logging locomotive into the countryside near Mt. Rainier. This train ride offers a friendly and fun atmosphere, with plenty of room for children to walk around and see the sights. The train is complete with a snack bar and several bathrooms. Kind conductors give a brief history of the area. And the view of the great mountain as the train crosses the Nisqually River… simply breathtaking. In addition to regular train excursions, the Mt. Rainier Scenic also offers specialty trains for Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Halloween and Christmas.
The Roxy Theater | Website
233 West Main Avenue, Morton, WA 98356
The Roxy Theater is the cultural heart of Morton. The Roxy is a beautifully renovated 200-seat theater offering a wide variety of performances, concerts, lectures and children’s programs, as well as movies year-round for the benefit of both residents and visitors. Built in 1937, the Roxy brings local, regional and national performers to the stage. The historic Roxy Theater re-opened its doors in 2004 and was fully renovated in 2006. Since that time, it has hosted more than 20,000 audience members and 360 performances. Supported by a enthusiastic and talented community, the Roxy Theater shares entertainment and the arts with audiences from around the northwest.
Veterans Wall of Honor
Highway 12 and State Route 7
Take time to view the Veterans Wall of Honor prominently positioned at the entrance of Morton at the intersection of US Highway 12 and State Route 7. This memorial honors and preserves the memories of those who have served and sacrificed for America's freedom. The Veterans Wall is sponsored by The American Legion Post 215. For more information or to include your loved one on the memorial, call (360) 496-6630.
2nd Street Yoga Studio | Website
204 2nd Street, Morton, WA 98356
Phone: (206) 659-YOGA
Be prepared to sweat, work hard, and find balance. The cornerstone of healthy living can be found at the 2nd Street Yoga Studio. Linking poses together in powerful, balanced and flowing sequences, instructor Shanna Angel teaches yoga with intent and compassion. She creates a positive, challenging and friendly class environment where you are encouraged to explore your edge, discover your strength and awaken your spirit. Classes are open to all levels and are approximately 90 minutes of physical, mental and spiritual well being training. Bring your spirit and breathe! Classes are held on Monday, Thursday and Saturdays.