Special Events

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers a variety of special events from Family Fun Loop to our Murder Mystery train. Scroll below to view them all! 2019 events will be on sale soon.

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

Superheroes on the Train
Sunday, January 20 at 12:40 p.m.
Departs from Peninsula Depot at 12:40 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon on the train to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet treat! On board you will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with your favorite superheros. Our special guests include Bat Lady, Spidey, Patriotic Hero, Warrior Woman. And for the super snacker? All tickets include a cookies and choice of juice or water! All riders are encouraged to dress in their best “hero” attire! The train ride is from 12:40 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person.

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Dinner on the Train with Spice
Fridays from January 25 to May 31
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
Spice Catering Co. will present a three-course meal with ingredients sourced from Spice Acres, a 13-acre sustainable family farm located within Cuyahoga Valley National Park, along with other local and Countryside Initiative farms. The excursion departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m. Guests are encouraged to board at 7 p.m. to enjoy a signature cocktail, canapes, and a view inside the California Zephyr train cars. Ages 21+ only.

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Murder Mystery Train: The Jack of Diamonds Caper
Friday, January 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m.
The “Sgt. Pepper” generation of 1970 finds us in Monaco on the French Riviera during the annual Gran Prix.  The Casino de Monte Carlo is the scene for money laundering and murder.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars and a Ferrari changed hands during a high stakes game of poker.  This is a case for – BOND.

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. A prize will be awarded to the best 60’s/70’s costume! Ticket includes 2 hour train ride, three heavy appetizers, and murder mystery program. Tickets are $65 per person. Recommended for ages 14+.

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Family Fun Loop: Board Games
Saturday and Sunday, January 26 and 27 at 12:40 p.m.
Departs from Peninsula Depot at 12:40 p.m.
Come ride the rails through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you enjoy tabletop games in one of our table cars. We’ll provide the classics like checkers, Scrabble and cards, or you can bring your own fun game on board! The concession car is accessible to passengers for items such as beer, wine, pop, water, and other small snacks. The train ride is from 12:40 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person.

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Emerging Brews: Jackie O’s Brewery
Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m.
Ages 21+

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is happy to host Jackie O’s Brewery for the first Emerging Brews of 2019. Climb aboard for this two-hour train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you enjoy four beer selections and light appetizers. Seating options in Silver Bronco first class or dome. Tickets are $60 per person. Ages 21+

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Canvas and Wine on the Rails
Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m.
Ages 21+
Climb aboard and enjoy an evening of fun, creativity, and a little wine! On board, you will receive step-by-step instruction from a talented artist while you sip wine and ride the rails through the National Park after dark! Ticket includes two hour train ride, wine, finished painting and instruction. Tickets are $50 per person. Ages 21+

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Emerging Brews: Wild Ohio Brewing
Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m.
Ages 21+
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is happy to host Wild Ohio Brewing as part of the Emerging Brews of 2019. Climb aboard for this two-hour train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you enjoy four beer selections and light appetizers. Seating options in Silver Bronco first class or dome. Tickets are $60 per person. Ages 21+

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Royalty on the Rails
Sunday, February 10 at 12:40 p.m.
Departs from Peninsula Depot at 12:40 p.m.
Join us for an enchanting afternoon on the train to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet treat! On board you will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with your favorite princesses. Our special guests include Arabian Prince, Arabian Princess, Rapunzel and Prince. And for the supreme snacker? All tickets include a cookies and choice of juice or water! All riders are encouraged to dress in their royal best! The train ride is from 12:40 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person.

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Murder Mystery Train: Love You to Death
Friday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m.
It’s the Fabulous Forties!  It’s Chicago!  It’s . . . the DeChette Mob!  Nightclub singer Melody Notes is caught in a spider’s web of love entanglements, crooked officials, blackmail, and murder.  Enjoy the Big Band swing music as you unravel this tale of deceit and revenge. 

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. A prize will be awarded to the best 40’s, vintage gangster costume! Ticket includes 2 hour train ride, three heavy appetizers, and murder mystery program. Tickets are $65 per person. Recommended for ages 14+.

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Canvas and Wine on the Rails
Friday, February 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m.
Ages 21+
Climb aboard and enjoy an evening of fun, creativity, and a little wine! On board, you will receive step-by-step instruction from a talented artist while you sip wine and ride the rails through the National Park after dark! Ticket includes two hour train ride, wine, finished painting and instruction. Tickets are $50 per person. Ages 21+

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Murder Mystery Train: The Last Voyage
Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m.
Come to the Mardi Gras in New Orleans!  The engagement cruise on the party yacht took a dive when someone started leaking secrets.  The Captain went down, but not with the ship!  Who will Gale Storm land next?  Or has Ty Tannick sunk to a new low?  

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. A prize will be awarded to the best Mardi Gras costume! Ticket includes 2 hour train ride, three heavy appetizers, and murder mystery program. Tickets are $65 per person. Recommended for ages 14+.

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Royalty on the Rails
Sunday, March 10 at 12:40 p.m.
Departs from Peninsula Depot at 12:40 p.m.
Join us for an enchanting afternoon on the train to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet treat! On board you will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with your favorite princesses. Our special guests include Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, Frog Princess, and Little Mermaid. And for the supreme snacker? All tickets include a cookies and choice of juice or water! All riders are encouraged to dress in their royal best! The train ride is from 12:40 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person.

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Murder Mystery Train: A Clean Sweep
Friday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m.
The Stock Market crashed in 1929.  A year later, a brand new yellow Nash convertible crashed into a bridge column in Akron, killing its two occupants:  a free-wheeling rich kid and a young vacuum cleaner salesman.  How did they know each other?  They’re both connected to Greta Garbeaux, whose parents are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  One of their guests knows it was not an accidental collision . . .   

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. A prize will be awarded to the best 1930’s costume! Ticket includes 2 hour train ride, three heavy appetizers, and murder mystery program. Tickets are $65 per person. Recommended for ages 14+.

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Superheroes on the Train
Sunday, April 14 at 12:40 p.m.
Departs from Peninsula Depot at 12:40 p.m.
Join us for an afternoon on the train to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet treat! On board you will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with your favorite superheros. Our special guests include Bat Lady, Spidey, Patriotic Hero, Warrior Woman. And for the super snacker? All tickets include a cookies and choice of juice or water! All riders are encouraged to dress in their best “hero” attire! The train ride is from 12:40 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person.

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Royalty on the Rails
Sunday, May 19 at 12:40 p.m.
Departs from Peninsula Depot at 12:40 p.m.
Join us for an enchanting afternoon on the train to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet treat! On board you will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with your favorite princesses. Our special guests include Cinderella, Princess Beauty, Snow White, and Sleepy Beauty. And for the supreme snacker? All tickets include a cookies and choice of juice or water! All riders are encouraged to dress in their royal best! The train ride is from 12:40 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person.

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