Special Events

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

February

SOLD OUT-Cookies, Cocoa and Coloring with Kids 
Saturday, February 17th from 1:45-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:45 p.m. from Peninsula Depot
All Ages Ride


Evening Ride on the Rails
Saturday, February 17th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station
Ages 21 and over

Enjoy a night out on the railroad! Looking for a unique way to spend the evening? Come join us on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! Enjoy this exclusive two hour, round trip evening excursion as you ride the rails through the park. Our concession car containing beer and wine, and other beverages will also be available for purchase.

Tickets are $15 per person.

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March 

Explorations in Wine- March is for Criminals
Friday, March 2nd from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Akron Northside Station
For Passengers 21 and over only

Climb aboard for this two hour round trip train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! On board, you will sample five wines with “criminal” themes while you enjoy lightly catered appetizers.

All Passengers MUST be at least 21 years of age to ride.

The wine menu includes:

9 Crimes The Uprising Rum Barrel Aged Red 
19 Crimes The Banished Red
19 Crimes The Hard Chardonnay 
Last Wine Company’s The Walking Dead Blood Red Blend (2015)
Last Wine Company’s The Walking Dead Cabernet Sauvignon (2016)
Tickets are $60 per person.

Canvas and Wine on the Rails
Friday, March 2nd from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Akron Northside Station
For Passengers 21 and over only

Climb aboard the train for an evening of creativity and a little wine! On board, you will receive step-by-step instruction from a talented artist. Seating is in our table car (seats are in sections of four). Tickets include a two hour train ride, wine, painting instruction and your completed artwork to take home! Additional beverages are available for purchase in the concession car.

All Passengers MUST be at least 21 years of age to ride.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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SOLD OUT-Haunted Cuyahoga: Ghost Stories of the Valley
Friday, March 2nd from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Akron Northside station
Recommended for passengers ages 12 and up


SOLD OUT-Murder Mystery Train: Oscar Madness!
Friday, March 2nd from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Akron Northside station
Recommended for passengers ages 14 and up


Family Fun Loop: Board Games!
Sunday, March 4th from 1:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:45 p.m.-out of Peninsula Depot
All Ages Ride

Come ride the rails and enjoy some tabletop games as you make your way through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! We’ll provide classic board games like checkers, Scrabble and cards or you can bring your own fun game on board! Seating is in our table car in sections of four (two seats facing two seats). Seating is assigned. Ticket includes hour and 1/2 train ride and various board games.

Tickets are $12 per person (ages 3 and up). Passengers under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap during the duration of the ride.

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Hale Farm & Village Maple Sugar Express
Saturday-Sunday, March 10th, 11th, 17th 18th
Departs at 9 a.m. out of Rockside or 10:55 a.m. out of Akron
All Ages Ride

Climb aboard and take the train to Hale Farm and Village and explore the Maple Sugar Festival! You will have the chance to help the staff with sap collection during this fun, family event that blends history and agriculture with science. Ticket includes a  pancake breakfast with the price of admission.

The program: Board at either Rockside or Akron station, ride the train to Peninsula, take a bus to Hale Farm, participate in the festival, take the bus back to your station and ride the train back to your station.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children (ages 3-12). Children under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap.

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SOLD OUT-Royalty on the Rails
Sunday, March 11th from 1:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 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.


Canvas and Wine on the Rails
Friday, March 16th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station
For Passengers 21 and over only

Climb aboard the train for an evening of creativity and a little wine! On board, you will receive step-by-step instruction from a talented artist. Seating is in our table car (seats are in sections of four). Tickets include a two hour train ride, wine, painting instruction and your completed artwork to take home! Additional beverages are available for purchase in the concession car.

All Passengers MUST be at least 21 years of age to ride.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Emerging Brews: HiHo Brewing Company
Friday, March 16th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station
For Passengers 21 and over only

Climb aboard for this two hour round trip train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! On board, you will sample a variety from Cuyahoga Falls’ own HiHo Brewing Company while you enjoy light catered appetizers.

Brews on Board: Gorges Blonde Ale, Bossy Lady IPA, Touchdown Brown Ale, and a new seasonal brew.

Tickets are $60 per person. Must be at least 21 years of age to ride.

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Music on the Train
Friday, March 16th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station
For Passengers 21 and over only

Climb aboard for this two hour round trip train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! On board, you will enjoy the music of the group The Vinyls. 

Seating is in our in our table car. Ticket are in sections of four, at dining tables and chairs, with seats that face each other. Seating is assigned. Ticket includes two-hour train ride, live music, and a cash bar. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Tickets are $35 per person.

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SOLD OUT-Murder Mystery Train: Spooky Seance!
Friday, March 16th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station 
Recommended for passengers ages 14 and up


Evening Ride on the Rails
Saturday, March 24th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Akron Northside Station
For Passengers 21 and over only

Looking for a unique way to spend the evening? Come join us on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad! Enjoy this exclusive two hour, round trip evening excursion as you ride the rails through the park.

Beer and wine, and other beverages will be available for additional purchase in the concession car.

Tickets are $15 per person.

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Family Fun Loop: CVNP Rail Roving
Sunday, March 25th from 1:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:45 p.m.-out of Peninsula Depot
All Ages Ride

Climb aboard for this half loop and learn more about what the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has to offer! One of the Park’s many Rail Rovers will stay in the car with you and your family as they explain what animals call the CVNP home! This is a great way to introduce young children to the National Park for the first time, hop on board and see for yourself!

Tickets are $10 per person (ages 3 and up). Passengers under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap during the duration of the ride.

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April

SOLD OUT-Murder Mystery Train: Bye Bye Bucca 
Friday, April 6th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
Recommended for passengers ages 14 and up


Canvas and Wine on the Rails
Friday, April 6th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
For Passengers 21 and over only

Climb aboard the train for an evening of creativity and a little wine! On board, you will receive step-by-step instruction from a talented artist. Seating is in our table car (seats are in sections of four). Tickets include a two hour train ride, wine, painting instruction and your completed artwork to take home! Additional beverages are available for purchase in the concession car.

All Passengers MUST be at least 21 years of age to ride.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Family Fun Loop: CVNP Rail Roving
Sunday, April 22nd from 1:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:45 p.m.-out of Peninsula Depot
All Ages Ride

Climb aboard for this half loop and learn more about what the Cuyahoga Valley National Park has to offer! One of the Park’s many Rail Rovers will stay in the car with you and your family as they explain what animals call the CVNP home! This is a great way to introduce young children to the National Park for the first time, hop on board and see for yourself!

Tickets are $10 per person (ages 3 and up). Passengers under the age of 3 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap during the duration of the ride.

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May

Murder Mystery: Rescue Mission in Space
Friday, May 4th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
Recommended for passengers ages 14 and over

Once upon a time, on a blue planet far, far away…. The beautiful planet Azuria is being threatened by an ominous Black Hole. Politicians are calling for a mass evacuation, but a leading scientist believes she can destroy the Black Hole and save civilization. She has just one chance. May the 4th be with you!

Guests role-play Suspects and Detectives, discovering clues left at the crime scene and interrogate each other. Everyone will get a chance to solve the crime, interact with professional actors. Each guests who correctly solves the mystery is awarded the Super Sleuth Certificate. Seating in our coach car. Tickets are in sections of four, with two seats facing two seats. Ticket includes 2 hour train ride,  boxed dinner and murder mystery program. Individuals requesting vegetarian meal options can contact no later than Friday, April 27th, 2018.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Music on the Train
Friday, May 4th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. from Rockside Station
For Passengers 21 and over only

Climb aboard for this two hour round trip train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! On board, you will enjoy the music of the group The Vinyls. 

Seating is in our in our table car. Ticket are in sections of four, at dining tables and chairs, with seats that face each other. Seating is assigned. Ticket includes two-hour train ride, live music, and a cash bar. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Tickets are $35 per person.

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