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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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Fun ride!

As part of my birthday celebration I was able to take a long 3 hours leisurely ride through scenic... read more

Reviewed yesterday
amitas28
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Surat, India
Maybe if they shut the lights off you could actually see outside the train

The drinks were good and plentiful. The food... was more tolerable once you had a few drinks. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John W
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Chesterland, Ohio
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The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad offers excursions year round. The train offers an excellent view of the natural scenery and wildlife of the national park and an opportunity to learn about the history of the railroad in valley. The train runs...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Streetsboro Road, Peninsula, OH 44131
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+1 800-468-4070
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Reviewed yesterday

As part of my birthday celebration I was able to take a long 3 hours leisurely ride through scenic valley with my family It was fun. The staff were pleasant and courteous. A very enjoyable experience! My grandson enjoyed it the most! We had taken...More

Thank amitas28
Reviewed 3 days ago

The drinks were good and plentiful. The food... was more tolerable once you had a few drinks. The train is pretty nice, but you're almost touching knees with the couple who will be staring back at you. The gift shop on the train was pretty...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 5 days ago

I noticed some of the reviews said this was boring. Well, it is a train ride through a national park, not a ride at an amusement park! I sat in the observation dome car with my husband and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery. It was nice...More

1  Thank SusieK24
Reviewed 5 days ago

Attended the dry wine event. We left out of Valley View station on Old Rockside Road. We loved it. The staff was awesome and the wine was good. The food left a little bit to be desired but overall this was a wonderful event. We...More

Thank kentgrad
Reviewed 6 days ago

I'll start with the good: The train is amazing inside and out! We got seats in the dome car which were very comfortable and the view was unbeatable. The staff was very friendly and had lots to say about the train and the surrounding area....More

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was expecting older refurbished cars since this is part of the NPS but the 50s cars were more like pur local commuter line trains. Scenic and calm ride though. If you have a few hours and love trains it's worth a ride, but there's nothing...More

Thank Lauri F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable and fun ride! Gregory and all the crew were very knowledgeable, friendly and fun! I would definitely take this again. Drinks and snacks were available also the restroom was small (of course) but very well maintained. Fun ride for the whole family!

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this train to go from Akron to Hale Farm and Village and back. I recommend strongly AGAINST others doing this. To start with, the train ride wasn't particularly exciting, aside from a park ranger who allowed us to feel beaver and coyote pelts....More

1  Thank ThemacMd
Katie B, Public Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to ride aboard Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Though we are very disappointed to learn that your experience aboard the Hale Farm Explorer fell short of expectations, we appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We strive to provide a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love trains, but this scenic railroad had very little in way of interesting scenery. You'll see wooded areas, a few ponds, some river shots, and a lot of back yards. As an added bonus, our train was fun of screaming kids. If you want...More

1  Thank Scott W
Katie B, Public Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for choosing to ride aboard Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. Though we are very disappointed to learn that your experience aboard our National Park Scenic excursion fell short of expectations, we appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. We strive to provide...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very relaxing and lovely ride. Kind of nostalgic for me since I used to ride trains frequently growing up. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is so pretty and we even saw an eagle. The conductors on the train were extremely nice and friendly. They provided...More

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Frank & Phyllis M
18 August 2018|
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Response from Mary L | Reviewed this property |
I agree the Rockside (Independence) station. It has a large parking lot. However, the road to the parking lot is not overly large and you have to go over a small bridge to get there.
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Ruth B
17 May 2018|
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Response from cogaha | Reviewed this property |
The train has a snack car where you can purchase a limited selection of items. I remember that they had a few beverage choices and some snacks such as candy bars and popcorn. There are a few tables in that car where you... More
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Pamela R M
10 May 2018|
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Response from Katie B | Property representative |
Hi Pamela, we do have membership packages available. More information on our website under the "Join & Support" tab.
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