Special Events

Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga

Join us for a beautifully prepared breakfast, brunch or lunch as you take a ride through the National Park. Please note: The train runs Saturdays only from January 16th through February 27th.

Breakfast: Departs Rockside Station at 9:00am

Brunch: Departs Akron at 10:45am

Lunch: Departs Rockside Station at 12:45pm

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Evening Ride on the Rails

Friday February 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM out of Rockside Station

Looking for a unique way to spend the night out? Come join us on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! Enjoy this exclusive two hour, round trip night time excursion as you ride the rails through the park.

In our concession car, beer, wine, and other beverages will be available for purchase. (Please Note: Beverages are not included in ticket price).

Tickets are $10 per person.
Pre-sale only.

Please note: All tickets are non-refundable. 

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National Park Centennial Celebration

The National Park Service is celebrating its Centennial! There is a large variety of programs and opportunities to explore and learn more about your Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We will be adding more information throughout the year. Visit NPS Centennial to learn more.

Hale Farm & Village Maple Sugar Express

Saturday and Sunday, March 12 &13, 19 & 20 

Climb aboard and take the train to Hale Farm and Village and explore the Maple Sugar festival! You will have the chance to help the staff with sap collection during this fun, family event that blends history and agriculture with science. Guests also receive a complimentary pancake breakfast with the price of admission, courtesy of Bob Evans Restaurants.

Tickets: $25 for Adults and $20 for children

All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable upon purchase. 

Sat, March 12 Departs from Rockside Station at 9:00 AM Purchase tickets
Sat, March 12 Departs from Akron Northside Station at 10:45 AM Purchase tickets
Sun, March 13 Departs from Rockside Station at 9:00 AM Purchase tickets
Sun, March 13 Departs from Akron Northside Station at 10:45 AM Purchase tickets
Sat, March 19 Departs from Rockside Station at 9:00 AM Purchase tickets
Sat, March 19 Departs from Akron Northside Station at 10:45 AM Purchase tickets
Sun, March 20 Departs from Rockside Station at 9:00 AM Purchase tickets
Sun March 20 Departs from Akron Northside Station at 10:45 AM Purchase tickets


Murder Mystery Train: The Last Voyage

Friday, April 8 at 6:30 PM at Akron Northside Station

Set sail and watch the mystery unfold! A CEO of a major cruise line announced has just announced his engagement to Coral Reef during an intimate party on his private yacht.  Shortly thereafter he was shot with a spear gun!  Join the other characters including international jewel thief, a beautician from Biloxi, and a shady travel agent to crack the case!

Guests role-play as suspects and detectives, discovering clues left at the crime scene and interrogate each other. Everyone will get a chance to solve the crime, interact with professional actors and each guest who correctly solve the mystery is awarded the Super Sleuth Certificate!

Your ticket includes a boxed dinner, train ride and performance. 

Tickets are $50 per person.

Advanced registration is required.

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Royalty on the Rails

Saturday April 16, 2016 at 1:45 PM  out of Peninsula Depot

It's a royal event! Join us for an afternoon on train to listen to stories, sing songs, enjoy tea and pastries! Here you will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with your favorite characters. Our special guests include Cinderella, Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, Snow White and Prince Charming himself! Passengers are encouraged to dress up in costumes.

Tickets are $35 per person. Seating is assigned. Tables are in two tops and four tops.
Train will depart Peninsula Depot at 1:45pm and return to the Peninsula Depot at 3:35pm.

Please note: All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable upon purchase. Tickets are required for all passengers ages 2 and up. (passengers under the age of 2 years are allowed to sit on a parent or guardian's lap)

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