National Park Scenic


Trains run Wednesday through Sunday

  South       North       South       North      South      North
Rockside       9:00am 12:10pm 12:45pm 4:05pm 4:25pm 7:30pm
Brecksville     9:20am 11:45am 1:15pm 3:45pm 4:45pm 7:10pm
Boston Mill 9:30am 11:35am 1:25pm 3:35pm 4:55pm 7:00pm
Peninsula 9:40am 11:30am 1:40pm 3:30pm 5:10pm 6:50pm
Indigo Lake 10:00am 11:10am 1:55pm 3:10pm 5:25pm 6:35pm
Botzum 10:10am 11:00am 2:05pm 2:55pm 5:35pm 6:25pm
Akron 10:30am 10:45am 2:25pm 2:40pm 5:55pm 6:10pm

**The Upper Dome and First Class ticket will only be available on the Steam Train - Wednesday September 16th through Sunday, October 4th. 

We apologize about any inconvenience.

**Starting Wednesday, June 17, CVSR will no longer stop at the Canal Exploration (CEC) Boarding Station. National Park Service (NPS) is closing the Hillside Pedestrian Bridge over Cuyahoga River until further notice due to safety concerns raised by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).  No detour is provided, however, options for alternative pedestrian access are being explored.

All Day Pass

The purchase of our National Park Scenic Coach ticket is an All Day Pass! Riders may get on and off the train at various stations throughout the day. For example; board at Akron or Rockside get off in Peninsula to walk along the towpath or have lunch then board the train to return to your station of origin. This opportunity is only available with the National Park Scenic Coach ticket!

Special Options

Want the best view of Cuyahoga Valley National Park? The Premium Upper Dome ticket gives a birds eye view during this three-hour trip. Comfortable seating and complimentary coffee, tea, or bottled water and a snack if offered.

Enjoy your trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park in style. The Premium First Class ticket includes complimentary coffee, tea, or bottled water and a snack as you enjoy the view through the large windows in your spacious, reclining seat.

Due to limited seating, These seats are not eligible for the All-Day Pass, passengers may get off the train, however we cannot guarantee that their Premium Upper Dome or Premium First Class seats will be available.


Rockside Station:  9:00am, 12:45pm, 4:25pm

Peninsula Depot: 9:40am 11:30am, 1:40pm, 3:30pm

Akron Northside Station: 10:45am and 2:40pm


Purchase your tickets in advance on-line HERE or at Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot, or Akron Northside Station 30 minutes prior to departure. (Get directions to the station HERE).

Tickets are $19 for Adults / $14 for children (3 - 12) in October. Children under 3 are free riding on an adult's lap.

Special Promotions*:

  • Senior Citizen Discount: Ages 55 and older.  Receive $2 off adult ticket price on any regularly-scheduled National Park Scenic train on weekdays only (Wednesday-Friday) between June and September.
  • Member Thursdays: Active members are eligible for buy-one-get-one-free coach tickets on any regularly-scheduled National Park Scenic train on Thursdays between June and September.  Please visit our membership page to join today!
  • Military/Veteran/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 family members/guests may receive 1/2 price tickets.

* The special promotions 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.

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