Special Events

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

July

Dinner Along the Cuyahoga presented by Spice Kitchen and Bar
Saturday, July 8th, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
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.

Spice Kitchen presents a four-course dinner unlike any other Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad has hosted! Experience food grown on the Spice Acres in the Cuyahoga Valley and prepared especially for you while enjoying a perfect night ride on the rails.  A private cash bar will be open to our guests ages 21 and up.

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Tickets are $110 per person.

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Murder Mystery Train: Five Card Draw, The Smell of Gun Smoke!
Saturday, July 8th, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station

SOLD OUT

Caution: Party!
Saturday, July 8th, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Departs from Rockside station at 7:30 p.m.
Ages 21 and over

If you enjoy Coach Car 1 on our Ales on Rails and Grapes Escapes, then climb aboard for a night of music from and irreverent comedy for this stand-alone event. This is a loud, noisy, singing, adult humor, fun-filled trip that will be hosted by staff members from our monthly Ales on Rails and Grape Escape Party Car events.

Our concession car containing beer and wine, as well as other beverages and snacks will also be available.

Tickets are $30 per person.

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Evening Train Ride
Saturday, July 8th, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside station
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.

Climb aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad and experience the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in a new way! Enjoy this exclusive two hour, round trip evening time excursion as you ride the rails through the park.Beer, wine, other beverages and snacks will also be available in the concession car for additional purchase.

Tickets are $13 per person.

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Emerging Brews
Sunday, July 9th, 5:40-7:25 p.m.
Departs at 5:40 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
Ages 21 and over

Find your new favorite brew on this new beer tasting program! Climb on board and sample four of Sibling Reverly Brewing Company’s beers. On board, you will sample four new brews and four catered appetizers. Climb board and be the first in your circle of friends to enjoy the summer scenery and this new event!
Seating in our dining car, two-tops and four-tops available. You MUST be at least 21 to ride this excursion.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Portside Mixology Class
Sunday, July 16th, 5:40 p.m.-7:25 p.m.
Departs at  5:40 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
Ages 21 and over

Join us for this mixology class featuring Portside Distillery rum from right here in Ohio!  This interactive class promises to bring your knowledge and utility with rum up to the next level. Climb board and be the first in your circle of friends to enjoy the summer scenery and this new event!

Seating in our dining cars. Tables of two tops and four tops are available. Tickets are priced per – person, ages 21+.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Superhero Train
Sunday, July 23rd, 1:45-3:30 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.

SOLD OUT

Christmas in July
Saturday, July 29th from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
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.

At the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, it’s always the season to believe! Join us for our third annual Christmas in July celebration! Every year, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad provides a little extra holiday cheer for those that need it most! Climb aboard for a jolly night out on the train

Tickets range from $20-$100 per person.

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Wine and Canvas on the Rails
Sunday, July 30th, 3:40-5:30 p.m.
Departs at  3:40 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
Ages 14 and over

Climb aboard for an afternoon of fun, creativity and a little wine! On board, you will receive step by step instruction from a talented artist. Your ticket includes the train ride, one glass of wine, the finished painting and instruction. There will be additional wine available for purchase on board, for our guests ages 21 and over.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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August

Murder Mystery Train: Clean Sweep
Friday, August 11th 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
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.

Picture it:  Northeast Ohio, 1930, at the start of the Great Depression.  Wealthy Gary Dodge, son of an Ohio Senator, has offered a ride in his brand new yellow Nash convertible to a down-on-his-luck door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman.  They are heading to a diner on Route 30 outside of Canton, but a horrific crash along the way has left no survivors.  Was it just an unfortunate accident or was foul play involved?  A new tale of the “Haves vs. the Have-Nots” starts at Five Oaks Mansion in Massillon and travels to a pawn shop in Akron and an auto mechanic in Hudson.

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 one week prior to the event. Passengers requesting a vegetarian option, please contact our customer service office no later than Friday, August 4th at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 235. Cash bar on board for passengers 21 and over.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Exploration in Wines
Friday, August 11th from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out Rockside Station
Ages 21 and over

Take your love for our Grape Escapes to the next level with a program that offers you five wines and five apps meant to broaden your horizon! Marisa Sergi of ReadHead Wine joins us to walk you through the differences in styles of wine! Discover what happens when you grow up as a third-generation winemaker, study the science of winemaking, have flaming red hair, and become the CEO and founder of a wine brand at the age of 23! Climb aboard and meet Marisa Sergi of RedHead wine to taste her wine, enjoy appetizers, and learn about wine from the ground up.

Haunted Cuyahoga
Friday, August 11th from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out Rockside Station
Recommended for passengers ages 12 and over

SOLD OUT

Great Train Robbery
Sunday, August 13th from 5:40 p.m.-7:25 p.m.
Departs at 5:40 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
Ages 14 and older (recommended)

It feels like the wild west in Peninsula! Climb aboard travel back in time to an era when trains robbers frequented the rails, and learn all about the first ever Great Train Robbery that took place in Ohio. The train might get robbed, but we’ll still return you to Peninsula by 7:25pm.  Just for surviving, a boxed dinner will be provided on-board the return trip.

Tickets are $40 per person.

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Royalty on the Rails
Sunday, August 20th from 1:45 p.m.-3:40 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.

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 Tinkerbell, Little Mermaid, Arabian Princess, and Alice in Wonderland.

Children are encouraged to dress up in costumes!

Tickets are $30 per person

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September

Steam in the Valley (Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16th)
September 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th
Departures are out of Rockside Station and Akron Northside Station
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.

Enjoy a two hour round trip with the Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive no. 765 at the helm, one of the largest operating steam locomotives in the United States! De-board for photos at a secure location and watch as this 400 ton locomotive as it thunders through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park at full speed and experience the wonder that surrounds the Steam in the Valley!

Tickets range from $25-50

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Emerging Brews
Saturday, September 30th from 5:40 p.m.-7:25 p.m.
Departures at 5:40 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot
Ages 21 and over

Climb aboard! Enjoy brews from Cleveland’s own Portside Brewery & Distillery.  On board, you will get to sample four beers, four appetizers and create unforgettable memories on what will become a new CVSR “must do”. Hop on board and be the first in your circle of friends to enjoy the fall scenery and find your new favorite brew! Ticket includes a souvenir glass.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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