Special Events

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

May

Day Out With Thomas
May 19-20 & 25-27
Departures out of Boston Mills
All ages ride. Passengers ages 2 and over need a ticket.

Take a train ride with Thomas the Tank Engine. It’s the perfect day out for the whole family! Enjoy magicians, bounce houses, balloon artists and more! Come learn about trains from this beloved character.

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SOLD OUT-Family Fun Loop: CVNP Rail Roving
Sunday, May 27 from 1:45 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Departs at 1:45 p.m.-out of Peninsula Depot
All Ages Ride


June

Family Fun Loop: Board Games!
Sunday, June 3 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 through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you enjoy tabletop games in one of our table cars.We’ll provide the classics like checkers, Scrabble and cards, or you can bring your own fun game on board!

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

Tickets are $12 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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Canvas and Wine on the Rails
Friday, June 8 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Akron Northside 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! Ages 21 and older only.

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

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Murder Mystery: For the Love O’Pete
Friday, June 8 from 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Departs at 7:30 p.m. out of Akron Northside Station
Recommended for passengers ages 14 and over

Billionaire Sawyer Bucks finally achieved his dream of owning a real contender for the Kentucky Derby, Love O’ Pete. But now Sawyer is dead. Meet the grieving family: his trophy wife, Lotta Bucks, his daughter Maiden Bucks, his son Hunter Bucks, and his ex-wife Blossom Bucks. Everybody wanted something from Sawyer: his money, his property…or was it his horse? Ah, for the Love O’ Pete!

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. Seating in our coach car. Tickets are in sections of four, with two seats facing two seats. Ticket includes 2 hour train ride,  boxed dinner and murder mystery program.

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 1st, 2018.

Tickets are $50 per person.

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Father’s Day Lunch Along the Cuyahoga
Saturday, June 16 & Sunday, June 17 from 11:35 a.m.-1:35 p.m.
Departs at 11:35 a.m. out of Peninsula Depot
For Passengers ages 21 and over only
All Ages Ride

Climb aboard this Father’s Day weekend and enjoy a four-course lunch on a train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Seating is in our table cars. Seats are sold individually from sections of four-top dining tables.  Seating is assigned. Menus can be found when selecting ticket. A children’s meal option is available. Food options cannot be exchanged. Creekside Restaurant cannot accommodate any special food requests or gluten free options for this event. For additional question, please contact customer serviced at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 1

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Drinks With Dad 
Saturday, June 16 & Sunday, June 17 from 4:50 p.m.-7:55 p.m.
Departs at 4:50 p.m. out of Rockside Station
For Passengers ages 21 and over only

Your dad raised you right, now enjoy the right to have a drink or two with him! Climb aboard for this round trip through the National Park! A cash bar will be available to you throughout the duration of your trip, and four appetizers will be served to each passenger. On board we accept cash and credit cards except American Express.

Tickets are $40 per person.

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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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Mixology: 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.

Tickets are $55 per person.

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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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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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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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