National Park Scenic

Veterans Day Train | November 11

With Support from Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation

This Veterans Day, CVSR invites veterans, active military, first responders and up to three family members on board the train for a complimentary train ride! Enjoy the scenery and ride the rails through the landscape of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A concession car will be on board to purchase snacks and beverages throughout the duration of the train ride.

Akron Northside Station
27 Ridge Street, Akron, OH 44308
Departs at 10:00 AM

Explore Ohio's National Park by Train

The National Park Scenic excursion is a three-and-a-half hour roundtrip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Sit back and relax as the train races along the rushing Cuyahoga River. Seating options include: coach, table top, first class, upper dome, or executive class. Tickets range from $15 – $35 per person.

Before you ride, please review our safety policies.

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Call to Book: 800-468-4070

October Train Schedule


Please Note: There is NO THIRD LOOP on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays in October (The train only runs from 9 a.m. – 4:35 p.m.).

November Train Schedule

Saturdays & Sundays

For more information about November departure times click here.

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

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.

October Seating Options


Coach All-Day Pass

Price per ticket: $16 adult | $11 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.

St. Lucie Sound #1

Executive Class

Price per ticket: $36 adult | $31 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. 

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.


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 .

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.

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.

Members Ride Free

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.


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 is the only national park in the state of Ohio and one of seven Midwestern national parks. Learn more about CVNP at

THE LAST DAY of the Bike Aboard season and Hale Farm Explorer is Sunday, October 27. The train WILL NOT RUN October 28-November 1. The scenic train will only run on Saturdays and Sundays in November.