Special Events

Weekly Events

Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch Along the Cuyahoga
Saturdays only

As you ride the rails through this three hour round trip through Cuyahoga Valley National Park, enjoy a delicious four course BreakfastBrunch 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.

Mornings on the Cuyahoga 
Saturdays only

Enjoy a relaxing morning on the rails in our 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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March

Hale Farm & Village Maple Sugar Express
Saturday & Sunday, March 11, 12, 18 & 19
Departs 10 a.m. from Rockside station & 11:45 a.m. from Akron Northside station

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.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for children (ages 3-12). Tickets are non-exchangeable. Tickets are non-refundable without the purchase of Refund Protection offered at checkout. Please plan to arrive to the station at least 30 minutes prior to boarding.

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Royalty on the Rails
Sunday, March 5th, 12:35 p.m.-2:40 p.m.
Departs at 12:35 p.m. from Peninsula Depot

It’s a royal event! Climb aboard to meet princesses characters for a royal party on the rails! Join us for an afternoon on the train to listen to stories, sing songs, and enjoy a sweet treat! You will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with our special guests, including: Cinderella, Prince Charming, Snow Queen, and Little Mermaid!  Passengers are encouraged to dress up in costumes.

Tickets are $30 per person (Ages 2 & up). Passengers under the age of 2 may ride free on a parent or guardian’s lap. Tickets are non-exchangeable. Tickets are non-refundable without the purchase of Refund Protection offered at checkout. Please plan to arrive to the station at least 30 minutes prior to boarding.

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Murder Mystery Train- “Shamrocks in Old Chicago!”
Friday, March 17th, 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. out of Akron Northside Station

Faith and Begorrah!  The Blarney twins are at it again!  The Windy City ‘newspaper war’ is old news, but why now, in 1917, was a reporter shot dead on the street? The Irish mob leader Grady Finnegan also shot dead in his home!  Why isn’t City Hall putting the brakes on this crime wave? Climb aboard and figure out who done it!

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.

The dinner menu includes: Cold potato & leek soup, Irish pasta salad (shredded carrots, cabbage, green onions, corned beef with Dijon vinaigrette),Corned beef on rye slider with pickle spear and a Shamrock sandwich cookie (with fudge filling).

Passengers requesting a vegetarian option, please contact our customer service office no later than February 17that 1-800-468-4070 ext. 221.

A cash bar will also be available to guests 21 and over.

Tickets are $50 per person. Advanced registration is required.

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Haunted Cuyahoga: Ghost Stories of the Valley
Friday, March 17th, 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. out of Akron Northside Station

Join us for a two-hour evening ride filled with true ghost stories and legends with an Irish twist. Learn about some of the Irish origins of supernatural folklore, Celtic ghosts from the Emerald Isle, and even a few local historical haunts from along the tracks. This program is recommended for passengers ages 12 and over.

Our concession car will have beer, wine and other beverages available for additional purchase.

Tickets are $22 per person.

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A ‘Wee Bit’ of Ireland Ride
Friday, March 17th, 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. out of Akron Northside Station

Experience a little bit of the magic of Ireland! While you ride the rails, we will have violinist Mary Ann Roth play the sounds of Ireland! Light appetizers of the Irish fare are included in your ticket.

Beer, wine and other beverages will be available for additional purchase in our concession car.

Tickets are $35 per person.

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Cozy on the Cuyahoga
Friday, March 17th, 7-9 p.m.
Departs at 7 p.m. out of Akron Northside Station

Enjoy a relaxing night ride on the rails in our comfortable lounge cars! For passengers ages 21 and over. It’s cabin fever season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get cozy! Enjoy a relaxing night out on board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad in one of our luxury lounge cars!

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

Please note: This train ride is available to passengers 21 and over only. Tickets are non-exchangeable upon purchase.

Tickets are $30 per person.

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April

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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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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June

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 the Frog Princess 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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