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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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Address: Streetsboro Road, Peninsula, OH 44131
Phone Number: +1 330-657-2000

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Fun for the family

Went with a friend from out of town as a fun and easy way to show them the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The scenic railroad is a great way to explore the CVNP, especially on a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lapeer, Michigan
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took this train ride with our children and their children. It was nice and the grandkids had fun. The gold tickets were a big hit! The popcorn, hot chocolate and cookies were tasty but gave the kids a sugar rush. The North Pole was very nice. Santa visits with each family not each child and seemed a bit tired... More 

Thank playparkfun
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, the Train ride and the volunteers did not disappoint, even on a rainy day. It is a nice way to get a view of the park. The seats in the upper dome are worth it. But it would be so much nicer if they cleaned the windows up there so you can see the scenery better without looking through... More 

Thank pjaysmom
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a friend from out of town as a fun and easy way to show them the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The scenic railroad is a great way to explore the CVNP, especially on a cold or rainy day. Great for kids in the wintertime as it becomes the Polar Express where kids can meet Santa.

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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was so excited to take my grandchildren on this. I tried for years to get tickets and never had success. There was 9 of us. My two grandchildren are 5 & 7, and then my 8 week old grandson traveled very well! They were so excited, and participated in the little activities. That I'm happy about! What I'm not... More 

Thank Gina S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We watched the movie the days leading up, and they were excited to take the train visit the North Pole. There was an elf and a conductor punching tickets, and they brought hot chocolate that was good in collectable mugs, and told jokes and a story on the way out, then lots of decorated buildings and many many people along... More 

Thank skoobee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great day trip idea! We boarded at the Rockford station and did the round trip to Akron in about 3 hours. My 2 children loved it. We had coach seats, so if we wanted we could get off at different stations, but decided just to enjoy the ride. The cafe car had lots of different snacks and drinks... More 

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Barkeyville, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wife and i and daughter , her husband and two sons rode the polar express tonight. had a great time. all volunteers and they all did a great job. read the story. sang christmas songs. stopped at the north pole. had cookies and hot chocolate on the train. a lot of people wore their pajamas. santa came on the train... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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288 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only able to get tickets for Sunday because we looked into it so late. We took the 9:45 train south to Akron and then back. We didn't stay on the train up to Cleveland and back. There are many options. The seats can be cozy especially if someone is across from you since the seats face each other.... More 

Thank Stargazerm31
Halifax, Canada
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

On a very hot day, the air-conditioned train was very comfortable. The audio head sets provide some history of the area and the train crew who are mainly volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable.If you want to see historic steam locomotive, check the schedule as it is only there on special occasions.

Thank LewisNS
Columbus, Ohio
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Nice train ride to see the leaves in the Fall. You can get on and off the train we stopped in CEC where the visitor center is and learned about the canals in Ohio. We need jumped back on the train about 45 mins later and went back to where started in Peninsula which is very nice little village town.... More 

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