A reminder to our guests that CVSR falls under Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations. Guests, volunteers, and staff are required to wear masks until further notice when on the train, unless they are eating or drinking, and at any of our facilities.

All Aboard the National Park Scenic Excursion

Climb aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad’s flagship train! 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 along the rushing Cuyahoga River. Passengers may catch a glimpse of CVNP’s variety of wildlife including an eagle’s nest, deer, blue heron and other natural habitats. Traces of the Valley’s industrial history, such as the Ohio & Erie Canal can also be seen.

Trains will run on Saturdays and Sundays from January to April and Friday through Sunday in May.* Passengers can board at Rockside Station, Peninsula Station or Akron Northside Station. See below for departure times and station locations.

Passengers can choose from a variety of seating options including coach, tabletop or first class. Tickets range from $11 – $36. Scroll down for seating pictures and details!

No outside food or drink is allowed on the train. An onboard café car is available offering concessions.

Before you ride, please review our safety policies.

*Excluding Steam in the Valley weekends May 13-15 and 20-22.

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

January – May 2022

Saturday – Sunday

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Seating Options

Below ticket prices do not include delivery and preservation fees. Tickets can only be purchased online or by visiting the depot 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.

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Coach All-Day Pass

Ticket price: $16 adult/ $11 child

An all-day pass! Passengers may get on and off the National Park Scenic 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 general admission with no seats assigned.

Our All-Day Pass allows guest to deboard and board at any of our eight stations throughout the day.

All-Day Pass at Rockside Station departs at 9 a.m. (Saturday-Sunday) and 12 p.m.

All-Day Pass at Akron Northside departs at 10:30 a.m.

Please note that All-Day Passes are general admission coach seats. If you miss your initial departure from Rockside or Akron Northside, you can board the train at any of our other stations.

Please note that if deboarding mid-trip at Peninsula, businesses have varying hours.

Our Round Trip ticket out of Rockside Station is a continuous round-trip experience. With this ticket guests can stay on for a 2.5-hour ride or have the option to deboard in Peninsula for a 2-hour break to eat lunch and shop in the historic Village of Peninsula.

If you choose to stop at Peninsula, your schedule will follow as:

  • 9 a.m. Departures will arrive in Peninsula at 9:30 a.m. Guests will get back on the train at 11:05 a.m. and return to Rockside Station at 11:35 a.m. Your ticket will expire at 12 p.m.
  • 12 p.m. Departures will arrive in Peninsula at 12:30 p.m. Guests will get back on the train at 2:05 p.m. and return to Rockside Station at 2:35 p.m. Your ticket will expire at 2:35 p.m.

Our Round Trip ticket out of Akron Northside Station is a continuous round-trip experience. With this ticket guests can stay on for a 2.5-hour ride or have the option to deboard in Peninsula for a 2-hour break to eat lunch and shop in the historic Village of Peninsula.

  • 10:30 a.m. Departures will arrive in Peninsula at 11:05 a.m. Guests will get back on the train at 12:30 p.m. and return to Akron Northside Station at 1:10 p.m. Your ticket will expire at 1:10 p.m.

Our Round Trip ticket out of Peninsula Station is a continuous 3-hour-round-trip experience.

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Premium Coach Car

Ticket price: $24 adult/$19 child

Seating in a vintage premium car. Seating is assigned.

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Table Top

Ticket price: $21 adult/$16 child

Seating in a vintage table car. Seating is assigned.

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First Class

Ticket price: $24 adult/$19 child

Seating is in the lower lounge levels of our Silver Lariat or Silver Bronco dome cars. This car offers comfortable padded seats and excellent views. Seating is assigned.

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Dome Car

Ticket price: $29 adult/$24 child

Seating in our Silver Lariat or Silver Bronco dome cars. This car offers comfortable padded seats and one-of-a-kind views. Seating is assigned.

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Executive Class

Ticket price: $36 adult/$31 child

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.

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National Park Scenic Ticket Discounts

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.

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