National Park Scenic

Important Schedule Notices:

November 3-25: The train will run Saturdays and Sundays only on a shortened schedule. Bike Aboard! and Hale Farm Explorer have ended for the season.

Boarding Stations

*Please note: These are the only three stations to purchase tickets and board the train for the National Park Scenic Excursion.

Rockside Station
7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131
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Peninsula Depot
1630 Mill Street, Peninsula, OH 44264
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Akron Northside Station
27 Ridge St., Akron, OH 44308
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Purchase 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. *Please note: ticket prices listed do not include delivery and preservation fees.

If you require ADA assistance to board the train, please call 1-800-468-4070 ext. 1 before purchasing tickets.

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Train Schedule

The train runs Tuesdays-Sundays on three loops through October 28. During the month of November, the train runs Saturdays and Sundays ONLY, two loops only. 


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. Please note: The below prices do not include delivery and preservation fees.

*Tickets can only be purchased prior to boarding. We are unable to sell/upgrade tickets on board.”

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.

ADA Accessible Seating

The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has a handicap accessible car with a lift. 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. 240.

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.

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 and half hour, continuous round trip only. 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.

The Premium Upper Dome Ticket 

This car gives a birds eye view during this three and half hour, continuous round trip. 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.

The Executive Class Ticket

Seating is in our Saint Lucie Sound lounge car. This car offers comfortable padded seats and a spacious lounge area.  Passengers in this car may get off throughout the duration of their train ride, but are not guaranteed a seat upon re-boarding due to limited seating.

Departure times and stations:

Rockside station: 9:00 a.m. or 12:50 p.m.
Akron: 10:55 a.m.

Included with ticket:

9:00 am departure: Ticket includes one (1) muffin, and one (1) non-alcoholic beverage
10:55 am & 12:50 pm departure: Ticket includes one (1) sandwich, and one (1) non-alcoholic beverage

Tickets are $35 per person (ages 3 and over).

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 (Tuesdays-Fridays) 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.