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Welcome to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s blog! We are committed to providing passengers with information about our train and updates about CVSR. Our blog provides you with more information on the developments at CVSR, as well as pieces of information that park visitors will find useful. From showcasing our volunteers, to featuring new and exciting upcoming events, follow our blog posts to stay up to date on all things CVSR!

 

OFFICIAL UPDATE: Train Rides Canceled through April 30

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has canceled all train rides from March 13—April 30 due to COVID-19For the safety and health of passengers, staff and volunteers, all Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) train departures have been canceled as of today (March 12) until April 30. CVSR...

Volunteer of the Year: Ralph Gray

On Saturday, February 29, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad volunteers gathered to celebrate this past years accomplishments and revel in 2019 memories. The annual CVSR Volunteer Appreciation Dinner recognizes the support and efforts volunteers have made throughout the year.Volunteers with 100 or more hours during the...

Buffalo Trace Six Millionth Barrel Bourbon Fundraiser

In 2019 CVSR was selected as one of 400 non-profits across the country to receive Buffalo Trace Distillery’s charitable offering of limited-edition bottles. The bottling is from the distillery’s 6 millionth barrel of bourbon.To raise funds for CVSR’s Preservation Fund, a Bourbon Tasting event will...

Book the RDC For Your Next Event

The RDC is a self-propelled train car that runs independent of the train consist allowing guests more flexibility on departure times and unique experiences! With a bar, lounge area, and dining for up to 36 guests, the RDC is perfect for your next corporate outing...

A Glimpse Through the Kitchen Door

For head chef Chris Kafcsak feeding 132 guests on the train is no easy feat, but it’s a fun one. And what’s even more fun is finding new and unique food pairings to delight guests. We sat down with Chris to find out how the...

Explore Our Car That’s Just For Kids

Our new Edu-Trainment car is an interactive, educational and fun space filled with activities for kids of all ages (and adults too). The best part is that everyone has access to the car when they're onboard the National Park Scenic excursion (excluding the caboose).The kids...

Fun Winter Train Rides For Kids

Make the most of this cold season with these fun winter train rides! Climb aboard for a morning or afternoon of family fun as you wind through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Our Family Fun Loop presented by Meijer and other special events are packed with fun activities to keep...

Nominate a Fourth Grade Class for a Free Train Ride

The National Park Service’s Open Outdoors for Kids (OOK) campaign gives every fourth-grader the opportunity to visit and experience national parks for free! OOK programs are intended to enable students and teachers to have an increased awareness and engagement of national public and federal lands.Cuyahoga...

Redeeming Your Gift Certificate

Step One Select an excursion that you would like to purchase tickets for.Step Two Once at checkout there is a box that says "PROMO CODE". Enter in the gift certificate number or ticket number, and select "Find Promo". The gift certificate number or ticket number is a...

Four of the Best Locations to Photograph CVSR

Cuyahoga Valley National Park is filled with many beautiful locations that photographers everywhere delight in. From the Virginia Kendall Ledges to Blue Hen Falls there’s much to see and explore. Whether you use your cell phone camera or professional equipment you’ll be guaranteed to get...

Preservation for Generations 2019 Fundraiser

On Friday, September 20th CVSR hosted 205 guests at the Fitzwater Trainyard for an evening of celebrating the railroads past, present and future.Preservation for Generations 2019 is the first fundraiser CVSR has had since the “All Aboard Ball” in 2010. The fundraiser celebrated the continually...

Five Helpful Tips When Purchasing Your POLAR EXPRESS™ Tickets

The classic Christmas story comes to life on November 8 – December 21. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, October 2 at 10 a.m. To make your check out easy we’ve compiled a few reminders to keep in mind.[vc_custom_heading text="Have a Few Dates in Mind" font_container="tag:h1|font_size:25|text_align:left"...

Fall Train Rides

Fall is one of the most beautiful times to explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Throughout October and November the valley transforms into vibrant reds, yellows and oranges, all of which you can see from the train. We invite you to join us this autumn for...

couple dressed in 1940s attire embracing each other in front of steam engine.

Dress In Your Best 1940s Attire For a Chance To Win

New this year for Steam in the Valley 2019! Post your photos in your ’40s or ’50s attire to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtag #CVSRSteam19 for a chance to win a $200 CVSR gift certificate. See contest rules below: Post a photo in your ’40s or...

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has canceled all train rides from March 13—September 30 due to COVID-19. View More Information

Memberships and gift certificates will be extended based on the number of months train rides are canceled.