Special Events

April

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

Ages 3 and over

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.

A cash bar will be available for passengers 21 and over.

Tickets are $15 per person

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Wine and Canvas on the Rails
Sunday, April 30th, 1:50 p.m.-5:10 p.m.
Departs at 1:50 p.m. out of Rockside Station
Ages 14 and over. Only passengers 21 and over may purchase wine at cash bar (ID’s will be checked).

Climb aboard for an afternoon of fun, painting and a little wine! Spend the afternoon painting with step-by-step instruction from a talented artist from Wine and Canvas while you enjoy a train ride through the landscape of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Your ticket includes the train ride, finished painting and instruction. There will be wine available for purchase on board, for our guests ages 21 and over.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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May

Board Games on the Paul Revere
Friday, May 6, 12:35 p.m.- 2:40 p.m.
Departs at 12:35 p.m out of Peninsula Depot 

Ages 3 and over

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.

A cash bar will be available for passengers 21 and over.

Tickets are $15 per person (ages 3 and over).

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

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.
Ages 21 and over

SOLD OUT. View full event details HERE

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.
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. View full event details HERE

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.
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. View full event details HERE


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
Ages 14 and over (recommended)

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 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!

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.

Caution: Party!
Friday, June 2, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Departs from Akron Northside 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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Haunted Cuyahoga: Ghost Stories of the Valley
Friday, June 2nd, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Akron Northside Station
Ages 14 and over (recommended)

There’s a chill in the air on CVSR! Climb aboard for the evening 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”.

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

Tickets are $22 per person.

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Trivia on the Train
Friday, June 2nd, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Akron Northside station
Ages 14 and over (recommended)

America’s Favorite Pastime is in full swing! Climb aboard for a night of baseball trivia! Dress in your favorite team gear and use all your knowledge about the sport to earn the title of MVP.  This train will only have one round.  Winners will win tickets to one of our upcoming special events and some CVSR souvenirs.  Teams of up to four are allowed.

Tickets are $25 per person.

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Royalty on the Rails
Sunday, June 4th, 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.

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 2 and under do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. Seating is assigned.

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Decades Train
Friday, June 16th, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Rockside Station
Ages 14 and over

Step back in time from the Roaring 20’s to the Pop Culture of the 90’s. Each car will pay tribute to a great decade with music, décor, and activities.

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 June 23rd. Photos must be shared by tagging our Facebook or Instagram page using the #CVSRdecade hashtag for inclusion. CVSR may request permission to share the winner’s photos. Your ticket includes a boxed dinner that will be served when you board the train. After that, you are free to move throughout time and explore each decade on board the train!

Boxed dinner menu will be announced one week prior to event. Passengers requesting Vegetarian meal options must contact CVSR Customer Service at customerservice@cvsr.com no later than Friday, June 2nd, 2017!

Tickets are $45 per person, presale only.

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Draw for Dad
Saturday, June 17th, 5:40-7:25 p.m.
Departs at 5:40 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.

Climb aboard and spend the evening coloring the perfect gift for Dad. Ask Dad along for the ride, so he can share in the fun of the kids coloring for him. Snacks, beer and wine, as well as other beverages will also be available for additional purchase in the concession car.

Tickets are $20 per person.

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Drinks with Dad
Sunday, June 18th, 4:45-7:45 p.m.
Departs at 4:45 p.m. out of Rockside Station
Ages 21 and over

End the weekend right with some quality time with the old man and mother nature! Climb aboard for this round trip through the National Park Service on Father’s Day! A cash bar and complimentary light appetizers will be available to you throughout the duration of your trip.

Executive Ticket: $35 Seating in our Saint Lucie Sound car, seats are in comfortable padded seats and a offers a spacious lounge area.

Deluxe Ticket: $30 Seating in our dining car, two-tops and four-tops available.

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Father’s Day Breakfast Along the Cuyahoga
Sunday, June 18th, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Departs Rockside Station at 9 a.m.
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.

Kick off Dad’s big day with a fully belly! As you ride the rails through this continuous round trip, you will be served a delicious breakfast catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville. See purchase ticket link for menu.

Please note: Food options cannot be exchanged. CVSR and Creekside Resturant cannot accommodate any special food requests or gluten free options for this event. For additional questions, please contact customer service at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 235  BEFORE purchasing your tickets.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for children (ages 3-12).

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Father’s Day Lunch Along the Cuyahoga
Sunday, June 18th, 12:50 p.m.-4:25 p.m.
Departs Rockside Station at 12:50 p.m.
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.

Take Dad out for a special treat on Father’s Day and spend the afternoon on the rails! During this continuous round trip, you will be served a delicious lunch catered by Creekside Restaurant of Brecksville. Please see purchase ticket link for menu.

Please note: Food options cannot be exchanged. CVSR and Creekside Resturant cannot accommodate any special food requests or gluten free options for this event. For additional questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 235  BEFORE purchasing your tickets.

Tickets are $45 for adults and $35 for children (ages 3-12).

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July

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.

Ticket $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.

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. Seating is assigned.

“Hero” attire is encouraged!

Tickets are $30 per person.

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