The National Park Scenic Excursion

The most wonderous way to experience the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Take in the beauty and wonders of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park while meandering through miles of nature and cityscapes in a vintage rail car. Discover local history while making lasting memories with family and friends on this leisurely, 30 mph, two-hour excursion. Be sure to visit the Café Car for snacks, beverages and, of course, souvenirs!

Board at the Akron Northside Station or Peninsula Depot. See below for departure times and station locations.

Plenty of seating options available including Coach, Table and Dome seating. Tickets range from $13 – $38.

Before you ride, please review our safety policies.


Boarding Stations & Departure Times
Wednesday - Sunday (June - July)

Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308
Departs 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm

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Peninsula Depot

1630 Mill St.,
Peninsula, OH 44264
Departs 11:10 am, 1:40 pm

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Seating Options

Pricing does not include delivery and preservation fees. Tickets can be purchased online or by visiting the depot prior to boarding. Tickets cannot be upgraded once on board.  Ticket includes a 2 hour round trip train ride. Each ticket is valid for one (1) round trip. Children’s tickets must be ages 3-12. Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket but must sit on an adult’s lap.


Coach Seating

Ticket Prices: $18 adult/ $13 child / $16 seniors (weekdays only)  (prices do not include fees) Seating is in a coach car with blocks of four (two seats facing two seats). General admission all-day pass with no seats assigned. Option to board and deboard along the route based on train schedule.

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

Car #161 interior - horizontal photo

Table Seating

Ticket Prices: $23 adult/ $18 child (price does not include fees. Seating is assigned in a vintage rail car.

first class

First Class Seating

Ticket Prices: $26 adult/ $21 child (price does not include fees). Seating in our Silver Bronco car, offering comfortable padded seats and one-of-a-kind view. Seating is assigned.

Silver Solarium Lounge

Lounge Class Seating

Ticket Prices: $38 adult/ $33 child (price does not include fees). Seating in our Saint Lucie Sound lounge car or Silver Solarium lounge. These cars offer comfortable padded seats and a spacious lounge area. Seating is assigned.

bronco dome

Dome Car Seating

Ticket Prices: $31 adult/ $26 child (price does not include fees). Seating in the upper level of our Silver Bronco Dome or Silver Solarium car offering comfortable padded seats and panoramic views. Seating is assigned.

Members Ride Free

CVSR Memberships include Coach Seating on any National Park Scenic excursion!
To request your tickets, click here.

National Park Scenic Ticket Discounts

Senior Discount

Passengers ages 55 and older are eligible for a $2 discount on coach seating on weekdays between June and September. They will be listed as a separate “Senior Coach Ticket” option when purchasing tickets.

Northeastern Ohio Inter-Museum Council Discount

Fellow members of the Inter-Museum Council (IMC) receive up to four (4) scenic coach tickets on any regularly scheduled National Park Scenic train. They must show their employee badge or membership card to receive the discount. Only redeemable for walk-up.

Military, Veteran and First Responder Discount

Active military, veterans, first responders, and correctional officers receive one (1) complimentary coach ticket on any regularly scheduled National Park Scenic train on Thursdays between June and September.  Up to three guests may receive 1/2 price tickets as well. Discount only applies to coach tickets.

*Discounts will only be applied on purchases made in person at the station.

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 .

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

More great seats have just been released for Fridays through June!