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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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Polar Express Train Ride

While this popular train ride is somewhat expensive, the funds are used to support the railroad which is largely maintained by volunteers. We brought our two grandsons who , like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ken L
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While this popular train ride is somewhat expensive, the funds are used to support the railroad which is largely maintained by volunteers. We brought our two grandsons who , like the other kids, were dressed in pajamas. The elves on the train read the story of the Polar Express while the train transports you to the North Pole. Children in... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took hubby for A St. Patrick Day train ride. While on board we tried about 5 different irish beers, each is served with a very small chef-prepared hors d'oeuvres so come already eaten. Basically we continued to drink one beer type until all was gone before going onto the next. Saw deer out in the field, had a stop before... More 

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Richfield, Ohio
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

If you have kids 4-7, they will be magically taken to the North Pole. Need to belong to the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (tax deductible) in order to get one month advance sale on tickets. Important as this event sells out quickly. It is magical at night on this train. Dress warm as heating is minimal. Take something to keep... More 

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Brecksville, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I really like the "BIKE ABOARD" bicycle program they run. It makes for a longer one-way ride instead of a shorter round trip. Beer and Wine tasting trips are also available.

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Thank lgeorge425
Akron, Ohio
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46 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We took our granddaughter and other familyu members on the train to Peninsula. What a wonderful experience for our granddaughter! We enjoyed seeing the scenery, especially recognizing local attractions. We thought our granddaughter might not enjoy the ride ti Independence and were pleasantly surprised that her mom felt we could have stayed longer on the train! Fun ride with family!

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Disappointed especially given the prices. Audio headsets were mentioned in the literature, but not sign of them on the train. It was basically a train guide. A volunteer said a few words now and then. Windows were dirty and ruined all my photos.

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Elizabeth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We took this trip last year (2014) and had a great time. This year, we were not nearly as impressed and rather annoyed by the elves that were working in our car. We were first to board the train car and were seated right away. We noticed the table next to us did not have any mugs on it. Well... More 

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Ohio
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

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 

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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

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.

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Riverview, MI
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207 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

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 

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