Special Events

Weekly Events

Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga
Saturdays and Sundays

As you ride the rails through this three hour round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, enjoy a delicious four course Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch, catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville. Seating is in our dining cars. View menus under ticket descriptions.

Ticket prices and departure times vary. Please view the ticket descriptions in the links above for menus and prices.

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Mornings on the St. Lucie
Saturdays and Sundays 

Enjoy a relaxing morning on the rails luxurious St. Lucie lounge car! Sit back, unwind and enjoy a continental breakfast including: your choice of coffee or juice, light pastries and yogurt or fruit. Mimosas  and Bloody Marys will be available for additional purchase at the cash bar.

For passengers ages 21 and over.

Tickets are $35 per person.

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April

Board Games on the Paul Revere
Saturday, April 8th, 15th 22nd & 29th, 12:35 p.m.- 2:40 p.m.
Departs at 12:35 p.m out of Peninsula Depot 

Climb aboard and play 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 on board! Seating is in cushioned booths with vintage tabletops that will bring you back to the heyday of train travel. We think classic games go well with a classic train car. Come see for yourself!

A private cash bar serving beer, wine, pop and water will be made available throughout the duration of your train ride.

Tickets are $30 per person. Tickets are non-exchangeable upon purchase. Tickets are non-refundable without the purchase of Refund Protection.

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Evening Dining on the Rails
Friday, April 21st, 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. out of Rockside Station

Climb aboard and enjoy a three course dinner, catered by Creekside Restaurant. On board, you will be served three courses: an appetizer, entree and dessert  throughout your two hour train ride, all while you travel through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! For menu options, please view below link. Food options cannot be exchanged. If you have a food allergy or special request, please contact CVSR Customer Service at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 235  BEFORE purchasing your tickets.

Tickets are $45 per person.

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Caution: Party! 
Friday, April 21st, 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. out of Rockside Station

If you enjoy Coach Car 1 on our Ales on Rails and Grapes Escapes, then join us for a night of music from and irreverent comedy for this stand-alone event. For passengers ages 21 and up.

Hop, skip, jump or clamber aboard for a two hour evening ride on the rails. This is a loud, noisy, singing, adult humor, fun-filled trip that will be hosted by staff members from our monthly Wine and Beer Train Party Car events.

Beer, wine, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available for additional purchase in our concession car.Tickets are $35 per person. Pre-sale only.

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Murder Mystery Train: The Garden of Poisonous Delights
Friday, April 21st, 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. out of Rockside Station

After a botanist was poisoned, a TV personality sets out to uncover the hidden truth! The Chief Botanist was unaware of the fatal ingredients in his last meal: a garden salad with poppy seed dressing. Follow TV personality Okra Wintree as she uncovers the hidden truth that poisoned Shade E. Borders! Climb aboard and figure out who done it!

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 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 1 week prior to the event. Passengers requesting a vegetarian option, please contact our customer service office no later than Thursday, April 13th, 2017 at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 221.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Comfy on the Cuyahoga 
Friday, April 21st 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. out of Rockside Station

It’s time to shake off the winter blues, and get spend a night out on the rails! Enjoy a relaxing evening on board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in one of our lounge cars! For passengers 21 and up.

A cash bar with beer, wine, pop and water will be available throughout the duration of your train ride. Ticket includes light appetizers.

Tickets are $30 per person

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Trivia on the Train
Friday, April 21st, 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. out of Rockside Station

All aboard the Trivia Train! Join us for a fun-filled night while you ride the rails through the National Park. On board, you will play two rounds of environment themed trivia. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize, including tickets to one of our upcoming special events.

Snacks and beverages will be available for additional purchase in the concession car.

Tickets are $25 per person. Pre-sale only.

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Evening Train Ride
Friday, April 21st, 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. out of Rockside Station

Enjoy this exclusive two hour, round trip night time excursion as you ride the rails through the park. Please Note: Visibility of scenery in the park is limited.

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

Tickets are $12 per person.

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Superhero Train!
Sunday, April 23rd, 12:35-2:40 p.m.
Departs at 12:35 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot

Climb aboard for an afternoon on the train with your favorite superheroes! During the ride you will have the opportunity to take photos and receive autographs from Bat Guy, Super Girl, Spidey and Patriotic Hero! Your train ride will also include cookies and your choice of juice or bottled water

“Hero” attire is encouraged!

Tickets are $30 per person. Tickets are required for all passengers ages 3 and up. Passengers under the age of 2 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. Seating is assigned.

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May

Muffins with Mom 
Saturday, May 13th, 11:45 a.m.- 3:25 p.m.
Departs out of Akron Northside at 11:45 a.m.

Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend aboard the ‘Muffins with Mom’ train ride! As you ride the rails through this continuous round trip through the National Park, you will be served yummy muffins catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville!

Choose one of the following delicious muffins:

  • Peach Cobbler topped with White Streusel
  • Classic Oreo
  • Triple Chocolate

Your ticket includes  your choice of coffee, tea, or water, or juice.

Tickets are $23 per person (Ages 3 and above). All passengers ages 2 and under ride free but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap throughout the duration of the train ride.

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Mother’s Day Weekend Morning on the St. Lucie
Saturday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
Departs out of Rockside Station at 10:00 a.m.

Treat Mom to a relaxing morning along the Cuyahoga River in our Saint Lucie sound lounge car! Sit back, unwind and have an elegant buffet style breakfast as you make your way through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! (For passengers ages 21 and over).

Breakfast also includes your choice of coffee, tea, or water. A cash bar will be available to our guests ages 21 and over. Each Mother will be offered 1 complimentary mimosa! Mimosas will also be available for purchase to our guests ages 21 and over.

Tickets are $75 per person. All tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

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Mother’s Day Breakfast Along the Cuyahoga
Sunday, May 14th, 10:00 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
Departs out of Rockside Station at 10:00 a.m.

Start your Mother’s Day off with a delicious four course breakfast while you ride the rails through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! As you ride the rails through this continuous round trip, you will be served a delicious breakfast catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville. See menu in ticket description.

Tickets are $40 for adults, $30 for children (ages 3-12). Food options cannot be exchanged. If you have a food allergy or special request, please contact CVSR Customer Service at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 235  BEFORE purchasing your tickets.

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Mother’s Day Lunch Along the Cuyahoga
Sunday, May 14th, 1:50 p.m.-5:10 p.m.
Departs out of Rockside Station at 1:50 p.m.

Treat Mom to a special four course lunch while you ride the rails through Cuyahoga Valley National Park! As you ride the rails through this continuous round trip, you will be served a delicious lunch catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville. See menu in ticket description.

Tickets are $45 for adults, $35 for children (ages 3-12). Food options cannot be exchanged. If you have a food allergy or special request, please contact CVSR Customer Service at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 235  BEFORE purchasing your tickets.

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June

Murder Mystery Train: Nashville Nights!
Friday, June 2nd, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Akron Northside Station

Sweeter than a mint julep!  Saying “No” to the University that Vander built has cost Fannie Mae Bond millions of dollars, and her life!  Channel 6 News Reporter Jody Riggs invites you to meet a courtroom full of suspects including Momma’s nurse, a pro golfer, a gold-digging tennis coach, a new daughter-in-law and some huntin’ dogs.  Climb aboard and figure out who done it!

Guests role-play as uspects 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!

Tickets are $50 per person. Advanced registration is required. Your ticket includes a boxed dinner, train ride and performance. Dinner menu will be announced 1 week prior to the event. Passengers requesting a vegetarian option, please contact our customer service office no later than May 25th, 2017 by calling 1-800-468-4070 ext. 235.

Royalty on the Rails
Sunday, June 4th, 1:45-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:45 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot

It’s a royal event! 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 your favorite characters. Our special guests include Ice Princess, Ice Harvester, Princess Beauty, and La Princesa Latina are encouraged to dress up in costumes.

Tickets are $30 per person. Tickets are required for all passengers ages 3 and up. Passengers under the age of 2 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. Seating is assigned.

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July

Superhero Train
Sunday, July 23rd, 1:45-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:45 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot

Join us for an afternoon on the train with your favorite superheroes! During the ride you will have the opportunity to take photos and receive autographs from Bat Guy, Superpower Girl, Spidey and Patriotic Hero! Your train ride will also include cookies and your choice of juice or bottled water.

“Hero” attire is encouraged!

Tickets are $30 per person. Tickets are required for all passengers ages 3 and up. Passengers under the age of 2 do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. Seating is assigned.

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