Special Events

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

September

Emerging Brews
Sunday, September 3rd from 5:40 p.m.-7:25 p.m.
Departures at 5:40 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
Ages 21 and over

Climb aboard! Enjoy brews from Cleveland’s own Brick and Barrel Brewing!  On board, you will get to sample four beers, four appetizers and create un-four-getable memories on what will become a new CVSR “must do”. 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.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Canvas and Wine on the Rails
Sunday September 10th from 1:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:45 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
Ages 14 and over

Climb aboard for an afternoon of fun, creativity and a little wine! On board, you will receive step by step instruction from Wine and Canvas Cleveland artists. Your ticket includes the train ride, one glass of wine, the finished painting and instruction. There will be additional wine available for purchase on board, for our guests ages 21 and over.

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Steam in the Valley 
September 16th, 17th, 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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Steampunk Railroad Event
Saturday, September 23rd from 6 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Departures are 5:45pm and 7:45pm  out of Rockside station
For passengers 14 and over

The 765 steam engine is back in town! Join CVSR for the Steampunk Railroad event at our Fitzwater Train Yard! Take a short train ride from Rockside station to the train yard for an evening filled with live music, games and delicious food! There are two departure times this year: 5:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

The event will last from 6-11 p.m. You will have the opportunity to leave the event prior to 11:00 p.m. by taking the shuttle train. The shuttle will take passengers back to the Rockside Station at 7:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m. and at 11:00 p.m. All guests will have the opportunity to photograph the steam engine and  are encouraged to wear steam punk inspired clothing. Mud in Yer Eye will provide music and contra lessons from 7-10 p.m. Beverages will be available for additional purchase at the bar.

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Emerging Brews
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

Climb aboard! Enjoy brews from Cleveland’s own Portside Brewery & Distillery.  On board, you will get to sample four beers, four appetizers and create unforgettable memories on what will become a new CVSR “must do”. 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.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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October

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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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.

Shiver me timbers!  Captain Bounty has kidnapped the Princess of New Orleans and tried to escape north up the Mississippi River.  A King’s ransom was paid, but the Princess was never returned. Climb aboard in your best pirate attire to figure out who done it and win the best dressed contest! Guests role-play as 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 and each guest who correctly solve the mystery is awarded the Super Sleuth Certificate!

Your ticket includes a boxed dinner, train ride and performance. Dinner menu will be announced one week prior to the event. Passengers requesting a vegetarian option, please contact our customer service office no later than Friday, October 6th, 2017 by calling 1-800-468-4070 ext. 235.

Tickets are $50 per person

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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

Climb aboard for a spooky evening and relax as you listen to some of the Cuyahoga’s many tales of local ghosts, crimes, grizzly deaths, and folklore. On board, you will hear stories of strange creature encounters, including alligators in the Cuyahoga, a Mothman encounter in Cuyahoga Falls, the Peninsula Python hysteria of 1944, and our very own local Bigfoot known as the “Grassman”. Your ticket includes storytelling and two drink vouchers to be redeemed for beer, wine, “spirits” or soda. 

Tickets are $40 per person.

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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 climb about the train this Friday the 13th, and hide from the bad luck. 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.

Looking for a unique way to spend the evening? Enjoy this exclusive two hour, round trip evening excursion as you ride the rails through the park.

Beverages, snacks and merchandise available for additional purchase in the concession car.

Tickets are $10 per person.

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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

Climb aboard for an afternoon of fun, creativity and a little wine! On board, you will receive step by step instruction from a talented artist. Your ticket includes the train ride, one glass of wine, the finished painting and instruction. There will be additional wine available for purchase on board, for our guests ages 21 and over.

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.

Climb aboard for a faBOOulous Halloween train ride! Join us for an afternoon on the train to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet treat! Here you will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with some special guests which include Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Warrior Woman and Patriotic Hero.

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! Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes.

Tickets are $35 per person.

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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

Climb aboard for the afternoon and relax as you listen to some of the Cuyahoga’s many tales of local ghosts, crimes, grizzly deaths, and folklore. On board, you will hear stories of strange creature encounters, including alligators in the Cuyahoga, a Mothman encounter in Cuyahoga Falls, the Peninsula Python hysteria of 1944, and our very own local Bigfoot known as the “Grassman”.

Beverages and snacks will be available for additional purchase in the concession car.

Tickets are $30 per person

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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

Climb aboard for the afternoon and relax as you listen to some of the Cuyahoga’s many tales of local ghosts, crimes, grizzly deaths, and folklore. On board, you will hear stories of strange creature encounters, including alligators in the Cuyahoga, a Mothman encounter in Cuyahoga Falls, the Peninsula Python hysteria of 1944, and our very own local Bigfoot known as the “Grassman”.

Beverages and snacks will be available for additional purchase in the concession car.

Tickets are $30 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.