Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad excursions and railroad facilities are operating with strict stringent safety practices and procedures including more frequent sanitation, the wearing of masks, implementing physical distancing and operating trains at no more than 50% capacity to improve employee, volunteer and guest safety.

Before joining us for National Park Scenic rides, please read our note on COVID-19 safety.

All Aboard the National Park Scenic Excursion

Climb aboard the train on this regularly running excursion! The National Park Scenic excursion is the best way to see the length of Cuyahoga Valley National Park from a one-of-a-kind vantage point.

Sit back as the train weaves through Cuyahoga Valley and races along with the rushing Cuyahoga River. Passengers will see a variety of wildlife including an eagles nest, deer and other habitats. Beavers and otters can also be spotted at the beaver marsh, which was once surrounded by old cars and worn-out parts until efforts by humans and beavers transformed the site back into a beautiful wetland.

During the months of May-October, the National Park Scenic excursion is a three-and-a-half-hours round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Passengers can board at Rockside Station, Peninsula Station,  or at Akron Northside Station. See below for departure times and station locations. 

Passengers can choose from a variety of seating options including coach, table top or first class.  Due to COVID-19 protocols, tickets must be purchased in blocks of four. Tickets in blocks of four range from $30 – $70. Scroll down for seating pictures and details!

Before you ride, please review our safety policies.

Mother's Day Ride, presented by Countertop Solutions

As with most things, COVID-19 has impacted train rides including our annual Mom’s Ride Free event. While this year might look a little different, we still want to celebrate the Moms out there.

The National Park Scenic excursion is the best way to see Cuyahoga Valley National Park from a one-of-a-kind vantage point. Treat Mom to a relaxing scenic train ride on Sunday, May 9, and Mom will receive a gift card to be used on a future Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad excursion with with the purchase of a 4-pack of coach tickets.

The train ride lasts 3.5 hours, and passengers can board at RocksidePeninsula or Akron Northside Stations. Departure times vary, view the train schedule below.

Please note tickets must be booked as coach tickets to receive gift card. Only one gift card available per group of four. To receive your gift card, please visit a staff member at our station. 

Boarding Stations

Rockside Station

7900 Old Rockside Rd.,
Independence, OH 44131

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Peninsula Depot

1630 Mill St.,
Peninsula, OH 44264

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Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308

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National Park Scenic Departure Times

May 2021

Friday – Sunday

June – October 2021

Wednesday – Sunday

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Seating Options

Please note: Tickets must only be purchased in blocks of four due to COVID-19 protocols. Due to this requirement, you will only be charged for the price of two seats. 

Below ticket prices do not include delivery and preservation fees. Tickets can only be purchased online or by calling 1-800-468-4070 x1 prior to boarding. Tickets are unable to be upgraded once on board.  Ticket includes a 3.5 hour round trip train ride. Each ticket is valid for one (1) round trip (only a coach ticket is an all-day pass). If you choose to ride in one of the other cars and deboard the train, your seat in this section will NOT be guaranteed upon re-boarding, and you may be directed to sit in coach. Children under the age of 3 do not require a ticket but must sit on an adult’s lap. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable without the purchase of Refund Protection offered at checkout.

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Coach All-Day Pass

Price per block of four: $30

An all-day pass! Passengers may get on and off the train at various stations throughout the day based on the train schedule. Seating is in a coach car with blocks of four (two seats facing two seats). Seating is assigned.

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Table Top

Price per block of four: $40 (normally $20 per ticket) | Price per block of six: $60 (normally $20 per ticket)

Seating in a vintage table car. Seating is assigned.

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Executive Class

Price per block of four: $70 (normally $35 per ticket)

Seating in our Saint Lucie Sound lounge car. This car offers comfortable padded seats and a spacious lounge area. Seating is assigned.

Members Ride Free

CVSR members at the Sectionhand level and above receive complimentary National Park Scenic coach tickets. To redeem tickets, please click the button below and fill out the form. Once you fill out the form, our customer service team will be in contact with you.

Redeem Here

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 nps.gov/cuva

Tickets for May, June and July are on sale now. We are currently operating with strict stringent safety practices and procedures. Please read our note on COVID-19 safety.