Nearby Attractions

Live Life Around the Train

Your visit to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will take you through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. To learn more about events and programs within the national park, please visit the National Park ServiceFor more information on the heritage of the Cuyahoga Valley area, please visit the Ohio & Erie Canalway and Hale Farm & Village.

There are plenty of local attractions in Cleveland, Independence, Akron and Peninsula.

Akron Northside Station


  • Crave: Restaurant  Along the Bus Route on the Akron Explorer
  • Spaghetti Warehouse:  Along the bus route on the Akron Explorer
  • Luigi’s An Akron tradition.  Within walking distance to the Akron Station (about 60 stairs)

Nearby Accommodations:

  • The Courtyard by Marriott:  Located near the CVSR, University of Akron, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Akron Zoo and much more. Perfect for travelers looking for modern style and deluxe comfort, the Courtyard Akron Downtown features spacious guest rooms and suites with thoughtful amenities.
  • The Sheraton Suites Hotel, Cuyahoga Falls: Located only minutes away from northeast Ohio’s most popular leisure and business attractions, this full-service hotel offers all-suite rooms, intimate dining options and superb comfort and hospitality.

Other Attractions:



The Winking Lizard currently operates 14 restaurants with even higher standards of quality and execution than ever before.  We continue to invest back into all aspects of our operations.  The development of creative recipes, a beer list second to none, and leading edge training programs continue to position the Lizard as an up and coming industry leader.

Fishers Cafe and Pub is a third generation, family owned cafe, founded in 1958 by George E. Fisher, Sr., Fisher’s Cafe & Pub was built on the former site of a Model “T” Ford dealership that operated in this location in Peninsula, Ohio

Nearby Accommodations:

Silver Fern Bed & Breakfast: Conveniently located on the doorstep of the Peninsula Historic District and nestled near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this beautifully renovated 1874 Colonial bed and breakfast awaits your arrival.

Stanford House: The house is available as a high-quality overnight use facility located within the beautiful setting of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

The Inn at Brandywine Falls: Overlooking Brandywine Waterfall (a 67-foot natural wonder) in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, between Cleveland and Akron, The Inn at Brandywine Falls was built in 1848 and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Other Attractions:

Explore the Village of Peninsula: Experience all Peninsula has to offer while losing yourself in our small village and surrounding countryside.  Peninsula, a small town with a river running through it… a little piece of green nestled quietly between Akron and Cleveland.

Rockside Station In Independence


Lockkeeper’s Tavern: An upscale dining experience

Yours Truly: At Yours Truly Restaurants we’ve offered casual, family friendly dining for over three decades and truly care about making your breakfast, lunch or dinner a memorable experience

Melt Bar and Grilled:  Nationally recognized gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and cold beer

Nearby Accommodations:

Double Tree Independence: Stay at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Cleveland-Independence, a suburban hotel in Independence, Ohio. Take advantage of the location for easy access to downtown Cleveland and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Call for our complimentary airport shuttle

Holiday Inn, Rockside: The hotel’s prime location in Independence, Ohio puts guests at the crossroads of I-77 and I-480 for easy access to the Cleveland Clinic, Lake Erie, Cleveland Browns Stadium and other exciting attractions in downtown Cleveland

Hyatt Place Cleveland/Independence:  Located seven miles south of downtown Cleveland, and minutes from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Hyatt Place Cleveland/Independence hotel is centrally located to popular attractions including the Quicken Loans Arena, the Cleveland Zoo and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Additional Cleveland-area attractions include Progressive Field, Cedar Point Amusement Park and Lake Erie Islands.

Other Attractions:

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Western Reserve Historical Society

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland’s Natural History Museum

Ohio Erie Canalway

Visitors Centers:

Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau

Canton/Stark County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Postively Cleveland

Discover Canal Fulton

Lake County Visitors Bureau

Lorain County Visitors Bureau

Ohio Division of Travel and Tourism

Ohio Travel Association

Portage County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Streetsboro Visitors & Convention Bureau

Trumbull County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Wayne County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Youngstown/Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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