All Aboard Family Friendly Rides

These short, interactive train rides are perfect for the whole family. If your little ones love princesses and superheroes, we recommend Royalty on the Rails and Superheroes on the Train. We also offer build-your-own stuffed animal workshops, holiday crafts, cookie-decorating rides and more!

At a Glance: 

  • 1.5 hour round trip excursions
  • 10:00 a.m. and noon departures from the Rockside Station
  • Tickets range from $15-$30, depending on program
  • Children 3 and up need a ticket. Children under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap.

Craft & Bingo

These short, interactive train rides are perfect for the whole family. Climb aboard and spend the afternoon crafting on the train! On board, we’ll provide the supplies to color and decorate crafts that you can take home to your friends and family.

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Board Games

Come ride the rails through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you enjoy tabletop games in one of our table cars. We’ll provide a few classics, a set of cards for your family to take home and you can bring your own fun games on board!

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Magic on the Rails

Climb aboard and spend a magical afternoon on the train! On board, you’ll get to experience a magical show with our friend from Magic by Kel and create a mystical craft to go along with your journey.

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Furry Friends

Climb aboard this half-loop excursion for an afternoon stuffed with family fun! Take in the sights of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you receive step-by-step instructions on how to bring your new friend to life!

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Read Aboard

Join us for an hour and a half exciting train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Come read train and other themed books, sing songs, listen to stories, and create an art project or two, while riding the rails.

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Tasty Treats

These short, interactive train rides are perfect for the whole family. Climb aboard and spend the afternoon decorating cookies or cupcakes with a variety of fun toppings. On board, we’ll provide all the supplies, you just need to bring your creative decorating ideas.

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Trains, Tracks and Trails

Climb aboard for this half-loop experience to learn about the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. One of CVSR’s knowledgeable volunteers or staff will teach you about our trains, the history of this form of transportation, and what nature lives within the park. This educational experience for young children will include interactive activities for each table. Hop on board and see the park from a different view.

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Christmas in July - Workshop with an Elf

Hop on board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and learn how to make a snowflake or a wooden train with one of Santa’s helpers! Enjoy a 1.5-hour ride with a craft and then on the way home we will have a special guest join us to say Hi while he is enjoying his summer vacation.

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Character Trains

Climb aboard for super ride! Join us for an afternoon on the train to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet treat! Here you will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with some special guests. Everyone will be dressed in their best, you should be too! We can’t wait to see you there in your party wear! Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes.

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