National Park Scenic

Climb aboard and explore the natural scenery and wildlife in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  One round trip is approximately 3 hours long. Our National Park Scenic coach ticket is an all-day pass! Disembark at one of our passenger stations and explore the park or visit local attractions.

Boarding Stations

Rockside Station: 7900 Old Rockside Road Independence, OH
Peninsula Depot: 1630 Mill Street Peninsula, OH
Akron Northside Station: 27 Ridge Street Akron, OH. The intersection of Howard Street and North Main in Akron will be closed through May. This may impact those traveling to our Akron Northside Station. A detour will be posted. Visit Drive Akron for more information.

Departure Times, April-May

Rockside: 10:00 am and 1:50 pm
Peninsula: 10:45 am and 12:35 pm
Akron: 11:45 am only

Spring 2017 Train Schedule

April: Saturdays and Sundays
May: Fridays-Sundays

Southbound Northbound Southbound Northbound
ROCKSIDE 10:00 am 1:20 pm 1:50 pm 5:10 pm
Canal E. C. 10:05 am 1:10 pm 1:55 pm 5:05 pm
BRECKSVILLE 10:20 am 12:50 pm 2:15 pm 4:45 pm
BOSTON MILL 10:30 am 12:40 pm 2:25 pm 4:35 pm
PENINSULA 10:45 am 12:35 pm 2:40 pm 4:30 pm
INDIGO LAKE 11:00 am 12:15 pm 2:55 pm 4:10 pm
BOTZUM 11:10 am 12:05 pm 3:05 pm 4:00 pm
BIG BEND 11:20 am 11:55 am 3:15 pm 3:50 pm
AKRON 11:30 am 11:45 am 3:25 pm 3:40 pm


Purchasing Tickets

We strongly encourage you to purchase tickets in advance. Under buy tickets, search by excursion, departure location or date. You can print your tickets right from home!

You can also arrive at the any of the three main boarding stations 30 minutes prior to departure to purchase your tickets.

ADA Accessible Seating

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has a handicap accessible car with a lift. Boarding with a wheelchair is limited to our Rockside and Akron Northside stations. Please note: Availability may be limited. If you would like to request seating in our ADA cars, please call our customer service office at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 235.

Service Animals: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad does permit service animals.  All service dogs must have registration tags. Please view our Service Animal Policy for more details.

Seating Options

To view the different features of each car, please refer to this grid of the different Seat Classes and the descriptions of each ticket below.

The National Park Scenic Coach ticket

Seating is in our coach cars with blocks of four (two seats facing two seats). The coach ticket is an all-day pass!

Passengers may get on and off the train at various stations throughout the day. This opportunity is ONLY available with the National Park Scenic Coach ticket! Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (ages 3-12). Children under 3 ride for free on an adults lap.

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The Premium Upper Dome ticket

This car gives a birds eye view during this three-hour, continuous round trip. Passengers in this car may not get on and off throughout the duration of their train ride. Due to limited seating, the all-day pass does not apply to premium tickets.

Tickets are $28 for adults and $23 for children (ages 3-12). Seating in the upper dome is available on National Park Scenic departures out of Rockside station and Akron Northside station.

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The Premium First Class ticket

Seating in our luxurious first class car. This car offers additional leg room, head rests and comfortable seating. This is a three hour, continuous round trip only. Passengers in this car may not get on and off throughout the duration of their train ride. Due to limited seating, the all-day pass does not apply to premium tickets.

Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for children (ages 3-12). Seating in the first class car is available on National Park Scenic departures from Rockside station and Akron Northside station.

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The Adult Premium Lounge ticket (Ages 21+)

Seating is in our comfortable Paul Revere lounge car. A private cash bar will be available to passengers in this car. Valid for a continuous round trip only. Please note: Passengers in this car may not get on and off throughout the duration of their train ride. THIS CAR IS FOR PASSENGERS AGES 21 AND OVER ONLY. ID’s will be checked upon boarding.

Tickets are $30 per person. Seating in the Paul Revere is only available on National Park Scenic trips departing Rockside station. To purcahse tickets, please search National Park Scenic departures out of Rockside station.

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The Caboose ticket

Inside the caboose, there is wood burning stove (fall and winter months only), a cupola look out and seating area. The caboose has 7 seats. Outside food and beverages are NOT permitted on this train car. Please note: Passengers on the caboose will not have access to the other train cars, including concession car, during the duration of the ride.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for kids (Ages 3-12). Departures are at 10:45 a.m. out of Peninsula Depot. This ride is a half loop and will return to Peninsula at 12:35 a.m.

To purchase, please search 10:45 a.m. National Park Scenic departures out of Peninsula.

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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).

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).

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.