National Park Scenic

Opening Day Promo

Welcome to 2020! The first days of the season are Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26. Book your tickets online for opening weekend of the National Park Scenic Excursion anytime before Friday January, 24 at 3 p.m. for a chance to win a CVSR gift basket with merchandise, shirts, tasting glasses and more tickets! Two winners will be randomly selected and will be contacted with instructions on where to collect their prize! #RideCVSR

Explore Ohio's National Park by Train

The National Park Scenic excursion is a round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Sit back and relax as the train races along the rushing Cuyahoga River. You can deboard at the new Boston Mill Visitor Center, the historic village of Peninsula or local attractions in the city of Akron.

Tickets range from $15 – $35 per person, depending on seating. All passengers ages 3 and up need a ticket. Children ages 2 and under do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap throughout the trip. Before you ride, please review our safety policies.

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Boarding Stations

Rockside Station

7900 Old Rockside Rd.,
Independence, OH 44131

Departure Times:
9:00 am and 12:15 pm

Boston Mill Station

6947 Riverview Road,
Peninsula, OH 44264

Departure Times:
9:35 a.m. 11:25 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.
*Tickets available online only

Peninsula Depot

1630 Mill Street,
Peninsula, OH 44264

Departure Times:
9:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:55 p.m.

Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308

Departure Time:
10:35 a.m.

January - April 2020 Train Schedule

Saturdays & Sundays Only

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.

Seating Options

*New*: The Edu-trainment Car

Price per ticket: Free admission with the purchase of any National Park Scenic Ticket!
The Edu-trainment Car is CVSR’s newest addition to its fleet. As part of CVSR’s capital campaign, this recently-renovated car provides interactive exhibits, programming and activities for children and families.

Table Car

Table Coach Ticket

Price per ticket: $15 adult | $10 child (Ages 3-12)
An all-day pass! Seating is in a table car with dining tables and chairs. Ticket is good for one round trip. Passengers have the option to deboard at any one of our various stations based on the train schedule. Seating is not assigned. Passengers are entitled to one seat per ticket.

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Premium Class Ticket

Price per ticket: $23 adult | $18 child (Ages 3-12)
Seating in our recently renovated Premium Car. Seats are in groups of four with seats that face each other. Each group offers a table.

Silver Bronco

First Class Ticket

Price per ticket: $23 adult | $18 child (Ages 3-12)
Seating in the comfortably padded interior of the lower level of the dome car. Seating is assigned. Seats are sold individually from block sections of four (two seats facing two seats). Each section features a table. *Please note: This car is not ADA accessible and not recommended for passengers with mobility issues.

Silver Solarium Lounge

Lounge Ticket

Price per ticket: $25 adult | $20 child (Ages 3-12)
Seating in the comfortably padded interior lounge section. Seating is assigned.

Winter Silver Bronco with Tables

Upper Dome Ticket

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. *Please note: This car is not ADA accessible and not recommended for passengers with mobility issues. It does require walking through other cars. 

Executive Car

Executive Ticket

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. Seating is assigned. Ticket includes round trip train ride, choice of coffee or bottled water and one muffin per passenger.*Please note: This car is not ADA accessible and not recommended for passengers with mobility issues. It does require walking through other cars. 

Policies

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CVSR does accommodate service animals on board the train. Only dogs that are trained service animals will be admitted to board the CVSR train. Pets and other animals not considered service animals will, under no circumstances, be allowed to board. Please carefully review our Service Animal Policy for more details or contact our customer service team at .

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.

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. There is also a $2 off military discount for any day of the week between June and September. Please note: Discounts may only be redeemed at the three main boarding stations at least 30 minutes prior to boarding.

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.

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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 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

Opening Day for the 2020 season is Saturday, January 25th! Book online in advance to be entered into a drawing to win a CVSR gift basket! Learn More