Special Events

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

September

Steam in the Valley 
September 22nd, 23rd and 24th
Departures are out of Rockside Station and Akron Northside Station
All ages. Passengers ages 3 and up need ticket. Passengers under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap.

Enjoy a two hour round trip with the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765 at the helm, one of the largest operating steam locomotives in the United States! De-board for photos at a secure location and watch as this 400 ton locomotive as it thunders through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at full speed and experience the wonder that surrounds the Steam in the Valley!

Tickets range from $25-50

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Evening Dining on the Rails
Friday, September 29th from 5:40 p.m.- 7:25 p.m.
Departs at 5:40 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
Recommended for ages 14 and over

View Menu *Food options cannot be exchanged. CVSR and Totally Cooked cannot accommodate any special food requests or gluten free options for this event. For additional questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 235  BEFORE purchasing your tickets.

SOLD OUT

Emerging Brews: Portside Brewery & Distillery
Saturday, September 30th from 5:40 p.m.-7:25 p.m.
Departs at 5:40 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
Ages 21 and over

SOLD OUT


October

Caboose Train Ride
Saturdays and Sundays, Select Dates from October 1st-29th
Departures are at 9:50 a.m. or 1:45 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
All ages. Passengers ages 3 and up need ticket. Passengers under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap.

Climb aboard the cozy caboose car! On board, you will learn about the history of the caboose from one of our knowledgeable trainmen. Enjoy the landscape of Cuyahoga Valley as autumn sweeps through the valley and experience the park in a new way!

Ticket includes 1 1/2 hour train ride and light breakfast. Note: The caboose is not ADA – wheelchair accessible.

Tickets are $25 per person.

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Fall Flyer
Saturdays and Sundays, October 7th-29th
Departures at 9:45 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
All ages. Passengers ages 3 and up need ticket. Passengers under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap.

One of the best ways to see the vibrant colors of autumn is by train! Hop aboard for this two hour, non-stop train ride and take in the beautiful fall foliage of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We have a fully stocked concession car on board that offers a variety of beer, wine, pop and water and small snacks.
The Coach Ticket is $20 and is valid for one round trip ticket in our coach seating.

The Deluxe Ticket is $25 and is valid for one round trip in our dining cars. Seats are in dining tables, at four tops.

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Explorations in Wine
Sunday, October 8th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:30 p.m. out of Rockside station
For passengers ages 21 and over

Que Syrah, Syrah! Whatever will be, will be delicious! Climb aboard and discover the differences between a wide spectrum of Syrahs.

Ticket includes five Syrah samples, five small appetizers. Seating is assigned, in our dining car. Seats are in the dining car with four tops.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Murder Mystery: Pirates on the Allegheny
Friday, October 13th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Akron Northside station
All ages. Passengers ages 3 and up need ticket. Passengers under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap.

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Haunted Cuyahoga: Ghosts & Spirits
Friday, October 13th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Akron Northside station
For Passengers 21 and over

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Friday the 13th Party!
Friday, October 13th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Akron Northside station
For Passengers 21 and over

Put on your best costume and take the train this Friday the 13th! We’ll have our train car ready with music, hop on the tracks for this spook-tacular time!

Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available for purchase in the concession car.

Tickets are $30 per person.

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Evening Ride on the Rails
Friday, October 13th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Akron Northside station
All ages. Passengers ages 3 and up need ticket. Passengers under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap.

SOLD OUT

Canvas and Wine on the Rails
Saturday, October 14th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:30 p.m. out of Rockside station
Ages 14 and over

SOLD OUT

Explorations in Wine: RedHead Winery
Saturday, October 14th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:30 p.m. out of Rockside station
For passengers ages 21 and over

Take your love for our Grape Escapes to the next level with a program that offers you five wines and five apps meant to broaden your horizon. This month we’ll host Marisa Sergi of RedHead winery!

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Children’s Character Halloween Train Ride
Sunday, October 15th from 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:30 p.m. out of Rockside station
All ages. Passengers ages 3 and up need ticket. Passengers under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap.

SOLD OUT

Haunted Cuyahoga
Saturday, October 21st from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:30 p.m. out Rockside Station
Recommended for passengers ages 12 and over

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The Pumpkin Party
Sunday, October 22nd from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:30 p.m. out Rockside Station
All passengers ages 3 and above are required to have a ticket. Children ages 2 and under do not need a ticket, but are required to sit on a parent or guardian’s lap

It’s the season of pumpkin spice and everything nice! Join us for an afternoon on the train to decorate pumpkins and ride the rails through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. On board, you will be greeted by your perfect pumpkin and some crafty assistants ready to help!

Everyone will be dressed in their Halloween best, you should be too! We can’t wait to  see you there in your Halloween party wear!

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Haunted Cuyahoga
Saturday, October 28th from 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:30 p.m. out Rockside Station
Recommended for passengers ages 12 and over

SOLD OUT

Emerging Brews: Masthead Brewing Company! 
Saturday, October 28th from 5:40 p.m.-7:25 p.m.
Departs at 5:40 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
Ages 21 and over

Climb aboard! Enjoy brews from Cleveland’s own Masthead Brewing Company! On board, you will get to sample four beers and four appetizers. Hop on board and be the first in your circle of friends to enjoy the fall scenery and find your new favorite brew! Ticket includes a souvenir glass. You MUST be 21 and over to ride this excursion.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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November

Veterans Day Train Ride
Friday, November 10th 
Departs from Rockside station at 9:30 a.m. 
Departs from Akron Northside Station at 3:00 p.m.
The train ride is two hours long

Thank you to our veterans for your service! We invite our veterans and their family members on board for this free two our train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Climb aboard for this two hour complimentary train ride to honor our veterans! The concession car will be made available throughout the duration of the train ride.
Maximum of 4 tickets per veteran.