National Park Scenic

For the safety and health of passengers, staff and volunteers, National Park Scenic train rides have been canceled and will resume in 2021.

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 unique 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 January to April, the National Park Scenic excursion is a two-and-a-half hour round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Passengers can board at Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot, or at Akron Northside Station. See below for departure times and station locations. In May the National Park Scenic schedule expands and the ride becomes three-and-a-half-hours in length.

Passengers can choose from a variety of seating options including coach, table top, first class, lounge (only through end of April), upper dome, executive class, or suites (only through end of April). Tickets range from $15 – $35 per person. Scroll down for seating pictures and details!

Before you ride, please review our safety policies.

Boarding Stations

Rockside Station

7900 Old Rockside Rd.,
Independence, OH 44131

Peninsula Depot

1630 Mill Street,
Peninsula, OH 44264

Akron Northside Station

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308

Departure Times

January – April

Saturday – Sunday
Rockside: 9 a.m., 12 p.m.
Peninsula: 9:40 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 12:40 p.m. (1/2 loop)
Akron: 10:30 a.m.


Friday – Sunday
Rockside: 9 a.m., 1 p.m.
Peninsula: 9:45 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:55 p.m. (1/2 loop)
Akron: 10:50 a.m.

June – August

Wednesday  – Thursday
Rockside: 9 a.m., 1 p.m.
Peninsula: 9:45 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:55 p.m. (1/2 loop)
Akron: 10:50 a.m.

Friday – Sunday
Rockside: 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 4:55 p.m.
Peninsula: 9:45 a.m., 11:40 a.m., 1:55  p.m., 3:50 p.m., 5:40 p.m. (1/2 loop)
Akron: 10:50 a.m., 3 p.m.

Seating Options

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 2.5 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.


Coach All-Day Pass

Price per ticket: $15 adult | $10 child (Ages 3-12)
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 not assigned.

Table Car

Table Top

Price per ticket: $20 adult | $15 child (Ages 3-12)
Seating in a vintage dining car. Seats are sold individually from sections of four-top dining tables and chairs. Seating is assigned.

Silver Bronco

First Class

Price per ticket: $23 adult | $18 child (Ages 3-12)
Seating in the first class section of the Silver Lariat or Silver Bronco. Seats are sold individually from block sections of four (two seats facing two seats). Each section features a table. Seating is assigned.

Winter Silver Bronco with Tables

Upper Dome

Price per ticket: $28 adult | $28 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.

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.

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 .

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.  Up to three guests may receive 1/2 price tickets. Discount only applies to coach tickets on Thursday.

Discounts are redeemable only at CVSR’s ticket stations (Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot, and Akron Northside Station).  Please arrive 30 minutes before departure.  Proof of age, membership card, or military/veteran/first responder status must be shown.

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

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