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 are located here.

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

June

Family Fun Loop: Farm Animal Workshop
Saturday, June 23 from 3:40 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Departs at 3:40 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
All Ages Ride

Climb aboard this half-loop excursion for an afternoon stuffed with family fun! Take in the sights of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you receive a step-by-step instructional on how to bring your new friend to life! Don’t want to build? Buy a Helper Ticket and assist the members in your party! Passengers may purchases beverages and snacks from the concession car for an additional cost. We accept cash and credit cards except American Express.

Tickets are $18 per person (includes animal) and $12 per person for helpers (anyone not making a stuffed animal).

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Family Fun Loop: CVNP Rail Roving
Sunday, June 24 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 one and half hour trip 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+). Children ages 2 and under do not need a ticket but must sit on parent’s or guardian’s lap.

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SOLD OUTMixology: Of Grey Geese and Moscow Mules
Saturday, June 30 from 5:40-7:15 p.m.
Departs at 5:40 p.m. out of Peninsula Station
For passengers 21 and over only

Climb aboard for a half-loop excursion on the south end of our tracks during this mixology class! You’ve worked like a horse all month, now end it strong and treat yourself to a mule. On board, you will have the opportunity to enjoy four takes on the classic Moscow Mule featuring Grey Goose’s Cherry Noir, Citron, Melon, and La Poire. Ticket includes a souvenir drinking glass and four light appetizers.


July

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Canvas and Wine on the Rails
Friday, July 6 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 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! Take your finished masterpiece home!

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

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Music on the Train: The Vinyls
Friday, July 6 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 enjoy the music of the group The Vinyls. 

Seating is in our table car. Tickets are in sections of four, at dining tables and chairs, with seats that face each other. Seating is assigned. Ticket includes two-hour train ride, live music, and a cash bar. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Tickets are $35 per person.

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Murder Mystery: Fitness Can Be Murder
Friday, July 6 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
Recommended for passengers ages 14 and over

News Flash! The steam room of the PUMP ‘N’ PRESS Fitness Center is now a crime scene. Owner Billy Ray Harper was found inside, boiled to death, and trapped like a weasel in a kettle. Prime bodies with top grade secrets, a prime time movie star deal… prime suspects.

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.

Tickets are in sections of four, with two seats facing two seats. Ticket includes 2 hour train ride,  boxed dinner and murder mystery program. Individuals requesting a vegetarian meal option can contact no later than Friday, June 29th, 2018.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Canvas and Wine on the Rails
Friday, July 20 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 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! Take your finished masterpiece home!

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

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Murder Mystery: The Jack of Diamond Capers
Friday, July 20 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
Recommended for passengers ages 14 and over

Somewhere overseas, in 1970, the following cable was being read: Crisis on the French Riviera. Syndicate crime boss Sky. S. DeLimit gunned down in Kings Casino. Infighting threatens international market and upcoming Grand Prix. Killer must be found before chaos spreads. Do you accept mission? The following reponse was opened a few hours later: Mission impossible. Of course I accept.

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.

Ticket includes 2 hour train ride,  boxed dinner and murder mystery program. Individuals requesting a vegetarian meal option can contact mcarmichael@cvsr.com no later than Friday, July 13th, 2018.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Music on the Train: The Vinyls
Friday, July 20 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 enjoy the music of the group The Vinyls. 

Seating is in our table car. Tickets are in sections of four, at dining tables and chairs, with seats that face each other. Seating is assigned. Ticket includes two-hour train ride, live music, and a cash bar. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Tickets are $35 per person.

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Yellowstone Select Bourbon Sampling
Friday, July 20 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 out of Rockside Station
Ages 21 and up

Travel by train along the southern portion of our tracks and meet Master Distiller Steve Beam, while sampling Yellowstone Select Bourbon. We are thrilled to highlight Yellowstone Select Bourbon as we help preserve the National Parks –  one bottle at a time.  On board, you’ll sample Yellowstone Select Bourbon and Minor Case Rye, each paired with an appetizer. Passengers may purchase other beverages and snacks from the concession car at an additional cost.  A portion of each bottle purchased for this event goes toward the National Parks Conservation Association.

Tickets are $60 per person

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Family Fun Loop: CVNP Rail Roving
Sunday, July 22 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 one and half hour trip 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+). Children ages 2 and under do not need a ticket but must sit on parent’s or guardian’s lap.

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Christmas in July 
Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 at 3:40 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29 at 3:40 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Departs from Peninsula Depot
All Ages Ride

Celebrate the spirit of the season with a sunny adventure aboard the train with Santa! We are hosting a new Christmas in July experience to enjoy an afternoon of holiday fun with the whole family! On this hour and a half long excursion, you’ll get a chance to write Santa a letter, play summer bingo, limbo, and the hula hoop freeze dance! each passenger receives a cookie and one non-alcoholic beverage. Santa will even pay a special visit!

Executive tickets are $35 per person. Tabletop Tickets are $25 per person (ages 3 and up). Children 2 and under do not need a ticket but must sit on parent’s or guardian’s lap.

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Christmas in July Dinner Train
Friday, July 27 from 5:40-7:15 p.m.
Departs from Peninsula Depot at 5:40 p.m.
Recommended for passengers 14 and over

Ring in the season a little early this year! Enjoy a delicious Christmas in July themed dinner as you take in the sunset over Cuyahoga Valley National Park! Catered by Creekside Restaurant, your meal includes: First Course-Garden Salad with Rolls, Butter and Crackers; Second Course-Your choice of Ham served with Scalloped Potatoes, and Green Beans, Turkey with Gravy, served with Cornbread Stuffing, and Green Beans or a vegetarian option of Vegetable Lasagna Alfredo served with Garlic Ciabatta; Third Course-Red Velvet Mini Cake Tower. 

Seating in our table car. Seats are sold individually from sections of four-top dining tables and chairs. Seating is assigned. Ticket includes train ride, three course dinner, coffee, tea, or water. Other beverages such as, beer, wine, and pop can be purchased while on board. Passengers ages 21 and up can also purchase “Everything Nice”- CVSR’s unique mixed drink featuring sugar and spice.

Tickets are $45 per person.

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August

Murder Mystery: Nashville Nights
Friday, August 3 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
Recommended for passengers ages 14 and over

Question, what do tennis, golf, country music, and thoroughbred hunting dogs have common? Why, it’s Nashville matriarch, Fannie Mae Bond, who refused to sell her home to the University that Vander built for a cool $3 million! At this interest rate, the south will never rise again.

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.

Ticket includes 2 hour train ride,  boxed dinner and murder mystery program. Individuals requesting a vegetarian meal option can contact mcarmichael@cvsr.com no later than Friday, July 31st, 2018.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Music on the Train: The Vinyls
Friday, August 3 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 enjoy the music of the group The Vinyls. 

Seating is in our table car. Tickets are in sections of four, at dining tables and chairs, with seats that face each other. Seating is assigned. Ticket includes two-hour train ride, live music, and a cash bar. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Tickets are $35 per person.

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Family Fun Loop: CVNP Rail Roving
Sunday, August 26 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 one and half hour trip 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+). Children ages 2 and under do not need a ticket but must sit on parent’s or guardian’s lap.

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