Special Events

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

January 

SOLD OUT-Cookies, Cocoa and Coloring with Kids 
Saturday, January 27th from 1:45-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:45 p.m. from Peninsula Depot
All Ages Ride.

Head out of the house and get away on this family-friendly excursion! The most wonderful season of all continues on board the train, especially if you have a warm cup of cocoa. On this hour and a half long trip, you and the kids can enjoy a cup of cocoa, chocolate chip cookie and get creative with a selection of pictures to color as you make your way through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

Tickets are $20 per person. All passengers ages 3 and over require a ticket. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket, but must sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap.

Evening Ride on the Rails
Saturday, January 27th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. our of Rockside Station
Ages 21 and over

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, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will also be available for purchase in the concession car. Ages 21+. Passengers without a valid ID will not be permitted to board.

Tickets are $15 per person.

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February

Emerging Brews: Platform Beer Company
Friday, February 2nd from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
For passengers ages 21 and over

We’re welcoming back Platform Brewing Company and their craft brews to the rails! Climb aboard for this two hour round trip train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park! On board, you will  discover what makes this craft brewery so special as you sample a variety of their brews while you enjoy light catered appetizers. Seating is in the table car. Tickets are in sections of four, at dining table and chairs, with two seats facing two seats. Seating is assigned. Ticket includes a two hour train ride,  four beer samples, and four light appetizers.

Tickets are $60 per person. All passengers must be at least 21 to ride.

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SOLD OUT-Music on the Train: The Vinyls
Friday, February 2nd from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
For passengers ages 21 and over

Enjoy this two-hour train ride and performance from the music group The Vinyls. Seating is in our Saint Lucie Sound luxury car with comfortable padded seats and intimate but spacious lounge area. A cash bar will available. Passengers must be at least 21 years of age to ride.

Tickets are $35 per person.

SOLD OUT-Murder Mystery Train: Last Voyage!
Friday, February 2nd from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside station
Recommended for passengers ages 14 and up

The captain went down, but not with the ship! The engagement cruise on the party yacht took a dive when someone started leaking secrets! Who will Gale Storm land next, or has Ty Tannick sunk to a new low?

Ticket includes 2 hour train ride,  boxed dinner and murder mystery program. Menus for the boxed dinner will be announced one week prior to the event. Individuals requesting vegetarian meal options can contact kcanzoni@cvsr.com no later than Friday, January 26th, 2018.

Tickets are $50 per person

Canvas and Wine on the Rails
Friday, February 2nd 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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SOLD OUT-Haunted Cuyahoga: Ghost Stories of the Valley
Friday, February 2nd from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside station
Recommended for passengers ages 12 and up

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 are available for purchase in the concession car throughout the duration of the event.

Tickets are $22 per person.

SOLD OUT-Superhero Train
Saturday, February 10th 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.

Bam, Wham, KaPow! It’s a super hero filled afternoon! 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 Guy, Superpower Girl, Warrior Woman and Patriotic Hero!

Tickets are $30 per person.

Decades Train
Saturday, February 10th from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside station
Recommended for passengers ages 14 and up

We’re taking it way back in time from the glamour of the 1920’s those neon windbreakers of the 1990’s!  Each car will pay tribute to a great decade with music, décor, and activities. Whether you’re looking  for a fun Valentine’s Day date idea, friends night out, or a shared family trip through time, this train is sure to be a good time! The young and young at heart will enjoy climbing aboard as you ride the rails through the National Park on the Decade’s Train!

Come dressed in your favorite decade wear, snap a picture and share your photos by tagging us at Facebook (@CVSRailroad) and Instagram (Cuyahoga_Valley_Railroad), using #CVSRdecade. The top three photos will be selected on February 14th! Photos must be shared by tagging our Facebook or Instagram page using the #CVSRdecade hashtag for inclusion.

Tickets are $45 per person.

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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

Head out of the house and get away on this family-friendly excursion! The most wonderful season of all continues on board the train, especially if you have a warm cup of cocoa. On this hour and a half long trip, you and the kids can enjoy a cup of cocoa, chocolate chip cookie and get creative with a selection of pictures to color as you make your way through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park!

Tickets are $20 per person. All passengers ages 3 and over require a ticket. Children 2 and under do not need a ticket, but must sit on a parent’s or guardian’s lap.


March 

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-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

Everyone in Hollywood is buzzing about tonight’s Oscar ceremony. Climb aboard and watch the mystery unfold! Moments after Herta Stone Best Actress for “Whatever Happened to Baby Ruth”, her has been husband was run down a by a black limo, but everyone in Hollywood drives a black limo! Fashion critic Joan Waters investigates the celebs of the Red Carpet to find out who is “mad about Oscar”!

Ticket includes 2 hour train ride,  boxed dinner and murder mystery program. Menus for the boxed dinner will be announced one week prior to the event. Individuals requesting vegetarian meal options can contact kcanzoni@cvsr.com no later than Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

Tickets are $50 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

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 is available throughout the duration of the event.

Tickets are $22 per person.

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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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.

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 Princess Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White and the Little Mermaid.

Tickets are $30 per person, ages 3+.

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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

Are you a believer? Even Madame Gaze can’t predict these turn of events! Climb aboard and watch the mystery unfold! The list of believers in Madam Gaze’s psychic abilities spans the globe! British socialite Lady Sadie, gossip writer Jackie O’ Collins, and oil tycoon Sheik Sneak a Peek all make the list. Now Madame Gaze is dead and her diary seems to be missing. Can you predict how the mystery will unfold?

Ticket includes 2 hour train ride,  boxed dinner and murder mystery program. Menus for the boxed dinner will be announced one week prior to the event. Individuals requesting vegetarian meal options can contact kcanzoni@cvsr.com no later than  Friday, March 9th, 2018.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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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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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

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

It’s the Roaring 20’s and the era of bootleg liquor and mobs! Follow the continuing saga of the Bucca Family during the Roaring 20’s! Mobsters, flappers, Union racketeering and Prohibition weave a tangled web. Who will be the new Godfather now that Sam Bucca is dead? Climb aboard for this fun, interactive program and uncover “who dunnit?” Seating is in our coach cars (sections of four, with two seats facing two seats).

Tickets include a two hour train ride,  boxed dinner and murder mystery program. Menus for the boxed dinner will be announced one week prior to the event. Individuals requesting vegetarian meal options can contact kcanzoni@cvsr.com no later than Friday, March 30th, 2018.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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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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