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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
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“polar express”(36 reviews)
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
Streetsboro Road, Peninsula, OH 44131
+1 800-468-4070
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend had never been on a train, so I took her to Akron Northside station and we hopped on a train headed for Peninsula. I will admit, the first car we boarded didn't smell the greatest, so I was concerned. We walked thru to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 268andreab268
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of ten adults and 4 children (10 and under). We were celebrating two January birthdays by touring the CVNP by train. It was a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon and we saw two cayotes, several deer, ducks, a waterfall, and an eagle's...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mtruman6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to take a 2 and 1/2 hour round trip train ride through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park as a winter excursion. So we purchased Executive Class tickets for the Saint Lucie Lounge for yesterday leaving from the Independence Station. The restored train car...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Liperren
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I could give this company ZERO stars. My husband and I have tickets for the train that leaves tomorrow morning (Jan. 19) at 10:30 a.m. We will be traveling from Columbus. The problem we are facing is there is a winter storm warning...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank DHOLBR
Reviewed December 21, 2018 via mobile

I was thinking about going for a ride today. The domes are a favorite of mine but I want to try the zephyr lounge car and private 4 seat double rooms too (2 windows and a table for 4 $100).

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Philip E
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

My kids are 2 and 5 yrs old. It was a mediocre experience. Perhaps I lack the knowledge of where the money is intended to go, but there was nothing magical about it. I had seen pictures of past years. There were no elves on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dicukali
KatieB5355, Public Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

We are very disappointed to hear that we did not meet your exceptions for The Polar Express train ride. CVSR strives to create a fun and memorable experience for all passengers and we apologize that you were not happy with the trip. We would love...More

Reviewed December 4, 2018

Awesome night for everyone. The "Chef" delivered a wonderful night of singing, drinking chocolate and eating cookies... Must due...Put it on your bucketlist. The kids will LOVE it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sherrisnyder1965
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

We took our twin 5 year olds yesterday on the Polar Express. We all have a great time, everyone working the Express did a wonderful job. The kids loved everything about it and are already wanting to go back.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank des43055
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

We did the polar express train ride with our children (ages 1-14) & had a great time!! I was worried about the kids getting bored over a 2 hour trip but they had fun activities planned & no one complained of being bored one time!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank scharfamily
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

We went on the Polar Express train ride last night. This was our second trip. Last year, it was a magical experience. The elves in the cars kept kids entertained, the decorations were beautiful, the suspense of “are we there yet?”, everything was exactly the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Maureen F
January 20, 2019|
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Response from arpad310 | Reviewed this property |
We sat in the dome, the dome is all window seats with tables; well worth the price of the tickets.
Charles S
October 10, 2018|
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Response from Grover4Dinner | Reviewed this property |
No matter, you can usually move around and switch sides.
Nadine H
October 2, 2018|
Response from kentgrad | Reviewed this property |
We always take the Rockside train