PENINSULA, Ohio – The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is once again rolling through the Cuyahoga Valley and offering a full schedule of scenic excursions and special events for 2024.
National Park Scenic Excursion
On Saturdays and Sundays through April 28, community members can take in the beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park aboard a vintage rail car. The leisurely excursions last for approximately two hours and depart from the Akron Northside Station and Peninsula Depot. Tickets range from $13-$38.
The train departs at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. from the Akron Northside Station, located at 27 Ridge St. Excursions depart from the Peninsula Depot at 11:05 a.m. The Peninsula Depot is located at 1630 Mill St.
Dinner on the Train
CVSR’s popular dinner train excursions are back on Friday evenings at 6:30 p.m. through April 19. The rides recreate the golden age of travel with four-course meals prepared by an executive chef. Guests can choose from two main course options from the event’s rotating seasonal menu and complimentary bar service is included in the ticket price. Tickets are $108-$125 per person for ages 21 and older only. The train departs from the Akron Northside Station. Purchase tickets online.
The railroad’s ultimate adventure for wine lovers returns this month. Guests ages 21 and older can taste four wines presented by Gervasi Vineyards while snacking on assorted cheeses and crackers. Attendees will also receive a commemorative wine glass. Rides depart from the Akron Northside Station on Feb. 9, March 1 and April 5 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $62-$72 and can be purchased on the CVSR website.
Family Fun Loop
Family Fun Loop rides feature eight different excursion types. Choose from rides that offer reading, games, crafts, sweet treats or visits with favorite childhood characters. Rides depart from the Akron Northside Station and tickets range from $11-$40. View excursions and schedule.
The railroad’s thrilling Murder Mystery excursions are immersive adventures that allow each rider to be the detective – uncovering clues, interviewing suspects and solving the crime. Professional actors help bring the story to life over the two-hour train ride. Each Murder Mystery event has a different theme. Tickets range from $55-$65 for ages 15 and older. The train departs from the Akron Northside Station. See event themes and dates.
Night Out on the Train
Themed night-out excursions offer families, couples and friends opportunities to relax, create or celebrate. Riders can choose from bingo, trivia, canvas and wine, tranquility and princess pajama party excursions. Trains depart from the Akron Northside Station and tickets range from $18-$57. View excursion themes and dates.
Cocktails on Rails
Guests ages 21 and older can sample a variety of spirits and appetizers aboard these excursions. Regular tickets are $72 per person. Designated driver tickets are discounted by $15 to $57 and include appetizers and two non-alcoholic drinks. These events are scheduled for Feb. 16, March 8 and April 12. Trains depart from the Akron Northside Station at 6:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online.
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