Steam in the Valley

Steam in the Valley

Purchase Tickets

Photo Credit: Brian Smith

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!

Passengers will have the opportunity to deboard the train at a secure location for an exclusive photo opportunity. 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!

Dates and Departure Stations

Saturday, September 16th departing Rockside Station
Sunday, September 17th departing Akron Northside Station
Friday, September 22nd departing Rockside Station at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 23rd departing Rockside Station
Sunday, September 24th departing Akron Northside Station

Boarding Times

Rockside Station- 7900 Old Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131
9:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.

*6:00 p.m. on Friday, September 22nd only

Akron Northside Station- 27 Ridge St., Akron, OH 44308
11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.


Tickets are priced per person ages 3 and older. *Please note: the below ticket prices do not include preservation or delivery fees:

Coach Seating $25
Seating in our enclosed coach cars, seats are two seats facing two seats. General seating once in assigned car.

Open Air Coaches $30
Seating in traditional, open air and open window coaches, seats are two seats facing two seats. General seating once in assigned car.

Deluxe Seating $38
Seating in our dining car. Tables are available in two tops and four tops. General seating once in assigned car.

Silver Bronco First Class $40
Seating in our comfortable first class car! These seats offer additional comfort and leg room. General seating once in assigned car.

Silver Bronco Upper Dome $50
Seating in our panoramic glass enclosure that sits just above the train car. General seating once in assigned car.


PLEASE NOTE: Park Rangers will be on patrol throughout Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Entering onto the tracks or causing a hazard (hazard is defined as causing the train to brake) is punishable by law, fines could cost up to $5,000, and/or up to 6 months in jail (36 CFR 2.34 (a)(4)). 

Cuyahoga Valley National Parks suggests that you consider Station Road Bridge on Saturdays or Botzum on Sundays as the best options for viewing the steam engine if you have not purchased a ticket.