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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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Address: Streetsboro Road, Peninsula, OH 44131
Phone Number: 330-657-2000
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Great way to spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon!

We definitely enjoyed our afternoon train ride through the Cuyahoga National Valley. It was nice just to sit back and relax while looking at the scenery around us. We especially... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

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98 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

For the first time my family and i took the Trip on the train from Peninsula down and turn around and came back from the start of the line back to Peninsula. The Volunteer train staff was some what rude getting on board we were being rushed on. As we got off on the return trip to Peninsula,OH i remember... More 

Thank LovesToExplore2011
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The kids and adults alike all had a blast aboard the polar express. The elves were fun and seeing Santa and the north pole delighted the kids. Definitely recommend this if you have the chance.

Thank Shawn F
Riverview, MI
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192 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When I hear the word scenic I think I'll be snapping pictures of nature and enjoying great views. There is little scenic about this railroad and for the price of $18/ticket, it was a total waste of time. There were screaming kids up and down the car aisles, and the parents did little to keep them in check. Don't go... More 

Thank michigan193
Walton Hills, Ohio
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I surprised my grandchildren with a trip on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad. They were so excited when they realized where we were going. The round trip was about 3 hours which was a bit longer than their attention span but we still had a fun time.

Thank Shari A
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We definitely enjoyed our afternoon train ride through the Cuyahoga National Valley. It was nice just to sit back and relax while looking at the scenery around us. We especially liked the views of the river. We are already planning a return visit. Our only complaints are that we were not offered headphones and that the windows could have been... More 

Thank clevelandgal35
Akron, Ohio
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57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is very fun, not everyone gets to ride on a train, in a national park, and stop and have lunch, and do this rain, snow or sunshine... its very nostalgic... Nice to have this available to us.

Thank Russ P
Portageville, Missouri
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67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here during the beautiful fall. We enjoyed our ride from Peninsula to Toledo and back. The volunteers were informative and kind. The train was extremely clean with restrooms in each car. There is a snack car, but we chose to take our snacks with us. There are also souvenirs in the snack area. I bought some beautiful postcards... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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98 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did this with the family and little kids last Christmas. MAKE SURE you get reservations AS SOON as possible, as MANY of the trips sell out. The volunteers who put this together do a outstanding job, and the experience of riding the rails is another joy. Just be aware that at the end of the trip, the kids will be... More 

Thank anonymous45066
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though very crowded and a bit far out, the ride and experience was completely worth it. There were so many activities and things to play with for children as well as adults. The train didn't go too fast for the kids and the conductors were great. They even provided a sort of certificate for the kids saying they were official... More 

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Richfield, Ohio
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grandchildren and other adults went on this adventure. They wore their pjs. The children enjoyed the train and the view of the North Pole. Hot cocoa and cookies were served. The conductor came around to punch their tickets. A person attempted to read the book, The Polar Express but there was too much noise and this was not successful.... More 

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