Special Events

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers a variety of special events from Family Fun Loop’s to our Murder Mystery train. Scroll below to view them all! Interested in dining on the rails? Our dining excursions as well as excursions offered weekly are located here.

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


October

Fall Flyer
Saturdays and Sundays in October
Departs from Rockside Station at 9:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturday
Departs from Akron Northside Station at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday

Experience the vibrant colors of autumn as you make your way through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Settle in for this two-hour, nonstop round trip. New special seating options available!

Ticket prices range from $25-$30 per person. Groups and private car rentals available.

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SOLD OUT-Murder Mystery: Rumba Romance 
Friday, October 19 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
Recommended for passengers ages 14 and over


Town Branch Distillery Sampling
Friday, October 19 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
For passengers ages 21 and older only

The folks at Town Branch Distillery are crossing the Ohio River to bring us samples of their Town Branch Rye and Town Branch Bourbon. Join us for a samplings of whisky on a cool fall night. On board, you’ll receive a samples neat and mixed, while enjoying paired appetizers. Passengers may purchase other beverages and snacks from the concession car at an additional cost. Ages 21 and only

Tickets are $60 per person.

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SOLD OUT-Music on the Train
Friday, October 19 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station


SOLD OUT-The Pumpkin Party
Saturday, October 20 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Departs from Rockside Station at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 21 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Departs from Akron Station at 3:30 p.m.


November

Veterans Day Train Ride
Friday, November 9 Departs from Rockside Station at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, November 9 Departs from Akron Northside Station at 3:00 p.m.

We at CVSR are proud to support our veterans. We invite veterans and their family members (limit 4) for a complimentary two-hour round trip through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Enjoy the scenery and ride the rails through the park. A concession car will be made available throughout the duration of the train ride.

We encourage passengers to join us  for a demonstration from the Color Guard at 9:10 a.m. at Rockside Station and 2:40 p.m. at Akron Northside Station. We also invite the public to Peninsula Depot, located at 1630 Mill St., as the train passes at 10:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 3:30-4 p.m.

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Mr. Jingeling’s Holiday Jubilee
Saturday, November 17-18 and 24-25

Departs Rockside Station at 9 a.m. | Departs Akron Northside Station at 10:45 a.m.

Climb aboard this holiday season and enjoy a fun-filled train ride with Santa’s #1 Elf! Mr. Jingeling will bring the holiday magic on board as he shares traditional Christmas songs and some short stories of life in the North Pole. Bring the young and the young at heart together, and Mr. Jingeling will sign a Good Luck key for all the children! The program will last for an hour and a half of your approximately three hour round trip. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children.

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Christmas Tree Adventure
Saturday, November 24 and 25
Departs Rockside Station at 9 a.m. | Departs Akron Northside Station at 10:45 a.m.

Climb aboard for a short train ride to the Historic Village of Peninsula where you will deboard and take a bus to Heritage Tree Farm.  At the farm, you will have a chance to pick out and purchase your perfect tree (not included in ticket price). Your tree will be bundled and taken to the train by Heritage Tree Farm. The bus will take you back to the Peninsula Depot where you will take the train back to your station of origin.  Please bring additional gear for securing your tree to your vehicle. The whole trip lasts approximately three and a half hours.

Tickets are Adult $20/Child $15.

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