Veterans Day Ride

Join us for a heartfelt appreciation of duty and service

Depart from the Akron Depot and embark on a memorable 2-hour excursion. As you journey through the picturesque Cuyahoga Valley National Park, spanning 26 miles of track, take in the beauty of nature while honoring those who have bravely served our nation. This special train ride is exclusively for veterans and up to three family members, and it’s absolutely free!

Board at the Akron Northside Station. See below for departure times and station location.

Before you ride, please review our safety policies.

Boarding Station & Departure Times

Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308
Departs 10:00 am and 12:30 pm
Please plan to arrive 45 minutes before departure time.

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Seating Options

Each ticket includes a 2-hour round-trip train ride. Each ticket is valid for one (1) round trip.


Coach Seating

Passengers requiring wheelchair/handicap access should select “ADA Coach” seating during seat selection.


Table Seating

Silver Bronco Interior

First Class Seating


Lounge Class Seating


bronco dome

Dome Car Seating


All passengers ages 3 and up need a ticket. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap throughout the trip.

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.

Service Animal Policy

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 .