Programming & Events

Give the Gift of Exploration

This holiday season, treat your family and friends to a train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. CVSR offers both membership and gift certificate options, perfect for the loved ones on your list. CVSR Memberships CVSR membership starts at $50 and provides the opportunity to ride the...

Important Reminders for The Polar Express

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad hopes that your trip on The Polar Express creates wonderful memories and warms your heart. Please take a moment to review these important reminders. Planning Your Trip 1. We recommend that you arrive to your departing station by 6:00 pm. Boarding will...

CVSR Sets New Volunteer and Ridership Records

A Message from President and CEO Joe Mazur: As we draw closer to the end of the 2017 season, I’d like to share exciting new records for CVSR. Volunteer hours for the third quarter of 2017 continue upward and put us on the path to a...

Polar Express Tickets Available on October 2nd

Believe! Tickets for the 2017 season of The Polar Express go on sale on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. Some important things to note: All tickets are sold ONLINE ONLY. This year, you will need to login via a Whistletix account. We recommend setting...

CVSR Introduces Fall Flyer for October

One of the best ways to see the vibrant colors of autumn is by train! Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is introducing the Fall Flyer excursion on Saturdays and Sundays in October. This two-hour, nonstop train ride is a beautiful way to enjoy the changing leaves...

CVSR Hosts Christmas in July

Each year the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad presents THE POLAR EXPRESS™ for six weeks in November and December. CVSR partners with organizations such as Akron Children’s Hospital, Providence House, National MS Society, Cleveland Sight Center, Northeast Ohio Adoption Services and many more to provide children...

CVSR Announces New Maiden Excursion for Steam in the Valley

Steam in the Valley CVSR welcomes back the historic Nickel Plate 765 Steam Locomotive, one of the largest operating steam locomotives in the United States, to the Cuyahoga Valley September 16-17 and 23-24, 2017.  Passengers will enjoy two-hour round trip rides departing from Rockside and Akron...

“Read Aboard” Offers Unique Experience for Families

Summer Read Aboard Program This summer CVSR is pleased to offer our Read Aboard program, which seeks to connect children ages 3-7 and their caregivers to Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s cultural and natural heritage while also encouraging enthusiasm for trains and reading. Passengers will enjoy storytime, participate in...

Beaver Marsh, courtesy of CVNP

CVSR Launches New Summer Speakers Series

Starting on June 6th, CVSR will offer a new Speaker Series every Tuesday. Speakers from the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Summit Metro Parks, Akron Waterways Renewed, local historians, and Countryside Conservancy will provide context to everything riders might see from the...

Five New Events this April

Spring is here! Check out five brand new events on the train this April! 1) Board Games on the Paul Revere Saturday, April 8th, 15th 22nd & 29th, 12:35 p.m.- 2:40 p.m. Departs at 12:35 p.m out of Peninsula Depot  The Paul Revere is one of our lounge cars with cozy chairs...