The National Park Scenic excursion is a three-and-a-half hour round trip through 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. On board, you wills see a variety of wildlife including an eagles nest, deer and other habitats.
The main, staffed boarding stations are: Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot, or at Akron Northside Station.
Seating options include: coach, table top, first class, upper dome, or executive class. Tickets range from $15 – $35 per person.
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Before you ride, please review our safety policies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. *Please note: This car is not ADA accessible and not recommended for passengers with mobility issues. It does require walking through other cars.
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. Ticket includes one (1) muffin and one (1) non-alcoholic beverage. Seating is assigned. *Please note: This car is not ADA accessible and not recommended for passengers with mobility issues. It does require walking through other cars.
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.
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.
CVSR does not permit dogs or other pets on board the train. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CVSR does permit service animals. All service dogs must have registration tags. View our Service Animal Policy for more details or call customer service for clarification at 1-800-468-4070 x 1.
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.
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.REDEEM TICKETS
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