National Park Scenic

Take a scenic train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. During the National Park Scenic Excursion, you will have the opportunity to explore a wealth of natural and human history in the Cuyahoga Valley. 

*We strongly recommend purchasing your tickets in advance.

January 2017 National Park Scenic Schedule

National Park Scenic rides resume on January 21st- Saturdays only

Station Southbound Northbound Southbound Northbound
Rockside 9:00 a.m. 12:20 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 4:05 p.m.
CEC   12:10 p.m. 12:55 p.m.  
Peninsula 9:40a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:40 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Akron 10:20 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 2:20 p.m. 2:45 p.m.


Depature Times

Rockside station – 9:00am and 12:50 pm
Peninsula depot– 9:40 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Akron Northside Station– 10:45 a.m.


Purchase tickets in advance online or at Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot, or Akron Northside Station 30 minutes prior to departure. Please refer to"Seating Options" below for more information about seating and photos.


Please refer to "Directions" for the locations of our stations.

Frequently Asked Questions

For questions about the train and our policies, please refer to our FAQ's.

Special Promotions

  • Senior Citizen Discount: Ages 55 and older.  Receive $2 off the adult coach ticket price of the National Park Scenic train on weekdays only (Wednesday-Friday) between June and September. (Please note this applies to coach tickets only).
  • Member Thursdays: Active members are eligible for buy-one-get-one-free coach tickets on 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. (Please note this applies to coach tickets only).

* 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.

Seating Options

The National Park Scenic Coach Ticket is an all-day pass! Passengers 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! Learn more at "Nearby Attractions." These seats are in blocks of four, with two seats facing two seats. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12). Children under 3 may ride for free on an adults lap.

Coach Seating

The Premium Upper Dome ticket gives a birds eye view of the park during this three-hour trip. Tickets are $28 for adults and $23 for children (ages 3-12). To purchase tickets, please search National Park Scenic trips departing from Rockside station. 

Premium Upper Dome Seating













The Premium First Class ticket-Seating in our cozy first class car. Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for children (ages 3-12). To purchase tickets, please search National Park Scenic trips departing from Rockside station.










The Caboose: Inside the caboose, there is a wood burning stove ( fall and winter months only), a cupola look out, and seating area. PLEASE NOTE: passengers will not have access to our other cars, including the concession car, during the duration of the ride. The caboose can accommodate a private bar service area and houses a table area for catering services. Outside food and beverages are NOT permitted on this train car.

Caboose Seating   

*Due to limited seating, the Premium Upper Dome and Premium First Class 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.          


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