National Park Scenic

National Park Scenic Excursion

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

The train travels northbound and southbound from Independence, OH to Akron, OH. Boarding stations are Rockside, Peninsula or Akron Northside.

*Please Note: Beginning on Monday, February 6th, the intersection of Howard Street and North Main just south of the train station 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.

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.

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. 1 .

Departure Times, January-February

Rockside Station – 9:00 a.m. and 12:50 p.m.
Peninsula Depot – 9:40 a.m., 11:30 a.m.
Akron Northside Station– 10:45 a.m.

January- February 2017 Train Schedule, Saturdays only

 Station Southbound Northbound Southbound Northbound
Rockside 9:00 a.m. 12:20 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 4:05 p.m.
CEC 12:10 p.m. 12:55 p.m.
Peninsula 9:40 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:40 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
Akron 10:20 a.m. 10:45 a.m. 2:20 p.m. 2:45 p.m.

Seating Options

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.

Purchase Tickets

The Caboose

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.

Tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for kids (Ages 3-12). Departures are at 9:40 a.m. out of Peninsula Depot. This ride is a half loop and will return to Peninsula at 11:30 a.m.

Please note: Passengers on the caboose will not have access to the other train cars, including concession car, during the duration of the ride.

To purchase tickets, please search 9:40 a.m. National Park Scenic departures out of Peninsula.

The Premium Upper Dome ticket

Please note: The Premium upper dome car is out of service for maintenance through March 2017. This car gives a birds eye view during this three-hour trip. Tickets are $28 for adults and $23 for children (ages 3-12). Seating in the upper dome is only available on National Park Scenic trips departing from Rockside station.

The Premium First Class ticket

Please note: The Premium First Class car is out of service for maintenance through March 2017. Seating is in out cozy first class car. Tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for children (ages 3-12). Seating in the first class car is only available on National Park Scenic trips departing Rockside station.

*Due to limited seating, the all-day pass does not apply to premium tickets.

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).

Member Thursdays

Active members are eligible for buy-one-get-one-free coach tickets on National Park Scenic train on Thursdays between June and September.  Please visit our membership page to join today!

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.