National Park Scenic

All Aboard the National Park Scenic Excursion

Climb aboard the train on our most popular excursion! The National Park Scenic excursion is the best way to see the length of Cuyahoga Valley National Park from a unique vantage point. Sit back as the train weaves through Cuyahoga Valley and races along with the rushing Cuyahoga River. Passengers will see a variety of wildlife including an eagles nest, deer and other habitats. Beavers and otters can also be spotted at the beaver marsh, which was once surrounded by old cars and worn-out parts until efforts by humans and beavers transformed the site back into a beautiful wetland.

During the months of January to May the National Park Scenic excursion is a two-and-a-half hour round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Passengers can board at Rockside Station, Peninsula Depot, or at Akron Northside Station. See below for departure times and station locations.

Passengers can choose from a variety of seating options including coach, table top, fist class, lounge, upper dome, executive class, or suites. Scroll down for seating pictures and details!

January - April Train Schedule

Starting January 19, 2019 the train will run excursions on Saturdays and Sundays through April 28, 2019. The train will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 3, 2019 – June 2, 2019. Starting on June 5, 2019 the train will run five days a week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

(DP)- Departure Time | (AR)- Arrival Time

Boarding Stations

Rockside Station

Departure times: 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

7900 Old Rockside Rd.,
Independence, OH 44131

Peninsula Depot

Departure times: 9:40 a.m., 11:10 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. (12:40 p.m. departure is a 1/2 loop)

1630 Mill Street,
Peninsula, OH 44264

Akron Northside Station

Departure time: 10:30 a.m.

27 Ridge St.,
Akron, OH 44308

Seating Options

Below ticket prices do not include delivery and preservation fees. Tickets can only be purchased online or by calling 1-800-468-4070 x1 prior to boarding. Tickets are unable to be sold or 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 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. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable without the purchase of Refund Protection offered at checkout.

Coach All-Day
Price per ticket: $15 adult | $10 child (age 3-12)
An all-day pass! Passengers may get on and off the train 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 not assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

First Class
Price per ticket: $23 adult | $18 child (age 3-12)
Seating in the first class section of the Silver Lariat or Silver Bronco. Seats are sold individually from block sections of four (two seats facing two seats). Each section features a table. Seating is assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upper Dome
Price per ticket: $28 adult | $28 child (age 3-12)
Seating in one of our upper dome observation cars. Passengers experience a bird’s-eye-view of the National Park under a panoramic, glass enclosure. Seating is assigned and chosen from block sections of four, with two seats facing two seats. Each section offers a table.

Suites
Price per ticket: $100 per suite (seats 4)
Seating in a private suite of the Silver Solarium train car. The suites combines two rooms together, creating a spacious suite with two windows and a capacity of four (4). Tickets must be purchased in sets of four (4). Each set of (4) entitles you to one (1) private suite. All four (4) seats must be purchased in a suite.

Table Top
Price per ticket: $20 adult | $15 child (age 3-12)
Seating in a vintage dining car. Seats are sold individually from sections of four-top dining tables and chairs. Seating is assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lounge
Price per ticket: $25 adult | $20 child (age 3-12)
Seating in the lounge of the Silver Solarium train car. This section offers comfortable padded seats and a spacious lounge area. Seating is assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Class
Price per ticket: $35 adult | $30 child (age 3-12)
Seating in our Saint Lucie Sound lounge car. This car offers comfortable padded seats and a spacious lounge area. Ticket includes one (1) muffin and one (1) non-alcoholic beverage. Seating is assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

Caboose
Price per ticket: $25 per person
Take a train ride in our caboose! This car has a cozy wood burning fireplace, tables and chairs, and comfortable bench seating. Passengers can also climb up in the cupola for extra viewing! Ticket includes 1.5 hour trip, one muffin and one non-alcoholic beverage. *Note: This ticket is only good for a 1/2 loop excursion, 9:40 a.m. or 11:10 a.m. out of Peninsula Depot.

Policies

CVSR does not permit dogs or other pets on board the train. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), CVSR does permit service animals. All service dogs must have registration tags. View our Service Animal Policy for more details or call customer service for clarification at 1-800-468-4070 x1.

 

Senior Citizen Discount

Ages 55 and older receive a $2 off on an adult coach ticket price on the National Park Scenic train on weekdays (Wednesday – Friday) between June and September. Discount only applies to coach tickets.

 

Military, Veteran and 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 guests may receive 1/2 price tickets. Discount only applies to coach tickets on Thursday.

Discounts 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.

Members Ride Free

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad members receive access to complimentary tickets when you show your membership card at the ticket booth. Requests for tickets can be made online as well with your membership ID number. See the Membership page for more information about becoming a member.

Please select which station and what time you'd like to depart from. *Note: 12:40 p.m. departure from Peninsula is only a half loop.

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