National Park Scenic

Memorial Day

The train will run two loops on Memorial Day, May 27.

All Aboard the National Park Scenic Excursion

Climb aboard the train on this regularly running excursion! The National Park Scenic excursion is the best way to see the length of Cuyahoga Valley National Park from a unique vantage point. Sit back as the train weaves through Cuyahoga Valley and races along with the rushing Cuyahoga River. Passengers will see a variety of wildlife including an eagles nest, deer and other habitats. Beavers and otters can also be spotted at the beaver marsh, which was once surrounded by old cars and worn-out parts until efforts by humans and beavers transformed the site back into a beautiful wetland.

The National Park Scenic excursion is a three-and-a-half hour round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Passengers can board at Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot, or at Akron Northside Station. See below for departure times and station locations.

Passengers can choose from a variety of seating options including coach, table top, first class, upper dome, or executive class. Tickets range from $15 – $35 per person. Scroll down for seating pictures and details!

Before you ride, please review our safety policies.

The National Park Scenic excursion will not be running on September 20-22 and 27-29 due to Steam in the ValleyBike Aboard will also not be running.

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Call to Book: 800-468-4070

May Train Schedule

Starting May 3, 2019 the train will run excursions on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 26 , 2019. Bike Aboard starts on May 3 and can be flagged down at any station. Starting on June 5, 2019 the train will run five days a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Click here to view the June – October train schedule.

June - August Train Schedule

Download a PDF version of the January – August 2019 Train Schedule

*We will run National Park Scenic excursions on Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)

There will be no National Park Scenic excursions on September 20-22 and 27-29 due to Steam in the Valley.

Boarding Stations

Rockside Station

7900 Old Rockside Rd.,
Independence, OH 44131

Peninsula Depot

1630 Mill Street,
Peninsula, OH 44264

Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308

Departure Times

January – April

Saturday – Sunday
Rockside: 9 a.m., 12 p.m.
Peninsula: 9:40 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:40 p.m. (1/2 loop)
Akron: 10:30 a.m.

May 

Friday – Sunday
Rockside: 9 a.m., 1 p.m.
Peninsula: 9:45 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:55 p.m. (1/2 loop)
Akron: 10:50 a.m.

June – August

Wednesday  – Thursday
Rockside: 9 a.m., 1 p.m.
Peninsula: 9:45 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:55 p.m. (1/2 loop)
Akron: 10:50 a.m.

Friday – Sunday
Rockside: 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:55 p.m.
Peninsula: 9:45 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:55  p.m., 3:50 p.m., 5:40 p.m. (1/2 loop)
Akron: 10:50 a.m., 3 p.m.

Seating Options

Below ticket prices do not include delivery and preservation fees. Tickets can only be purchased online or by calling 1-800-468-4070 x1 prior to boarding. Tickets are unable to be upgraded once on board.  Ticket includes a 2.5 hour round trip train ride. Each ticket is valid for one (1) round trip (only a coach ticket is an all-day pass). If you choose to ride in one of the other cars and deboard the train, your seat in this section will NOT be guaranteed upon re-boarding, and you may be directed to sit in coach. Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket but must sit on an adult’s lap. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable without the purchase of Refund Protection offered at checkout.

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Coach All-Day Pass

Price per ticket: $15 adult | $10 child (Ages 3-12)
An all-day pass! Passengers may get on and off the train at various stations throughout the day based on the train schedule. Seating is in a coach car with blocks of four (two seats facing two seats). Seating is not assigned.

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Table Top

Price per ticket: $20 adult | $15 child (Ages 3-12)
Seating in a vintage dining car. Seats are sold individually from sections of four-top dining tables and chairs. Seating is assigned.

Silver Bronco

First Class

Price per ticket: $23 adult | $18 child (Ages 3-12)
Seating in the first class section of the Silver Lariat or Silver Bronco. Seats are sold individually from block sections of four (two seats facing two seats). Each section features a table. Seating is assigned.

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Executive Class

Price per ticket: $35 adult | $30 child (Ages 3-12)
Seating in our Saint Lucie Sound lounge car. This car offers comfortable padded seats and a spacious lounge area. Ticket includes one (1) muffin and one (1) non-alcoholic beverage. Seating is assigned.

Winter Silver Bronco with Tables

Upper Dome

Price per ticket: $28 adult | $23 child (Ages 3-12)
Seating in one of our upper dome observation cars. Passengers experience a bird’s-eye-view of the National Park under a panoramic, glass enclosure. Seating is assigned and chosen from block sections of four, with two seats facing two seats. Each section offers a table.

Senior Citizen Discount

Ages 55 and older receive a $2 off on an adult coach ticket price on the National Park Scenic train on weekdays (Wednesday – Friday) between June and September. Discount only applies to coach tickets.

Policies

CVSR does not permit dogs or other pets on board the train. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CVSR does permit service animals. All service dogs must have registration tags. View our Service Animal Policy for more details or call customer service for clarification at 1-800-468-4070 x 1.

Military, Veteran and First Responder Discount

Active military, veterans, and first responders receive free coach tickets on any regularly-scheduled National Park Scenic train on Thursdays between June and September.  Up to three guests may receive 1/2 price tickets. Discount only applies to coach tickets on Thursday.

Discounts are redeemable only at CVSR’s ticket stations (Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot, and Akron Northside Station).  Please arrive 30 minutes before departure.  Proof of age, membership card, or military/veteran/first responder status must be shown.

Track the Train

Follow along the route with the CVSR Train Tracker app! Download the app for free on Google Play or the Apple Store. This app allows you to follow the train, view the train’s current speed, heading and even listen to audio clips as you bike along.

Members Ride Free

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad members receive access to complimentary tickets when you show your membership card at the ticket booth. Requests for tickets can be made online as well with your membership ID number. When picking up complimentary tickets you MUST present your membership card. See the Membership page for more information about becoming a member.

REDEEM TICKETS

About Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park protects nearly 33,000 acres of  rural landscape along the Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cleveland in Northeast Ohio. Cuyahoga Valley National Park generally receives more than 2.2 million recreational visits each year, making it one of the most-visited national parks in the United States.

Cuyahoga Valley is the only national park in the state of Ohio and one of seven Midwestern national parks. Learn more about CVNP at nps.gov/cuva