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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Address: Streetsboro Road, Peninsula, OH 44131
Phone Number: 330-657-2000
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Peninsula
Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours

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Cleveland, Oh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We took 3 children, a 2 year old, a 4 year old and an 8 year old. Of the kids, the 8 year old had the best time. It was unlike anything he had ever experienced. We bought a total of 7 tickets (Grandma, Grandpa, Mom and Dad + 3 kids) with the hope that no one would want to... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The CVSR is interesting if you like old trains. I went for the scenic part, which it kind of was, but it was also a little repetitive. No glimpses of any wildlife nor particularly special plants. So I think that the people who would most enjoy this train ride are those who opt for the whole day excursion, like getting... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This train is fun for young and old a like. It is very educational and their is something going on ever month for everyone to do. The train offers several different fairs. If you bike ride the metro park. You can buy a 3.00 fair and ride ticket for one way. Where you can bring on your bike and get... More 

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Akron, Ohio, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I agree the first half of the trip took about 2 hrs (1 hr waiting for train to start moving). The CVNP could do a better job. They could hire some professional musicians or jugglers just to entertain for the first hour. Going through the North Pole and constantly wiping the steam off windows to "see" was okay. Kids seemed... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We went on the Polar Express this past weekend, and spent a decent amount of money. Unfortunately, it was not worth it. CVSR is completely run by volunteers (who do try their best), but it is very tacky. The hot chocolate and cookies were good, but not worth the $60 plus for tickets (plus, the elf didn't know the words... More 

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Warren, Ohio
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257 reviews 257 reviews
66 attraction reviews
259 helpful votes 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Excellent day relaxing and sight seeing with family on the scenic trainride. It was very enjoyable we got off to walk around eat lunch then back on the train later to finish our ride. If you watch out the window of the train you will see all sorts of wildlife.

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Chardon, Ohio, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We planned an outing to catch up on the train and lunch at Winking Lizard. Caught the 1:40 train south to Akron after lunch and shopping in Penisula. Very nice shops within walking distance. Be sure to ask for the audio tour tape when you get on the train, they don't offer it unless you ask. Nice narration along the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I travelled to this park in hope to see the changed colour leaves in the fall. Unfortunately, the day I went was raining the whole day. My husband and I drove through the park from south to north then from north back to the south. It was pretty but not I was planned. We spent the rest of the day... More 

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Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We did the bike aboard with our ten year old daughter in early September. We choose this date to avoid crowds but it was still rather crowded. The adventure was very fun and we brought our own lunch which we ate on the train. The views from the train were not as good as I had hoped because quite often... More 

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Niles, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

once a month on a friday the cvsr does a grape escape. every month there is a different theme - such as napa valley, ohio whites, halloween, holiday wines. etc. the train ride lasts two hours. you get to sample five wines and each comes with a food sample. it doesn't look like a lot of food, but it is... More 

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