National Park Scenic - Rockside Station 9:00 a.m. [NPS] [JUN]
Jun 20, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Rockside Station
Independence, OH
Ticket sales ended Jun 20, 2019 10:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
3.5 hour round trip excursion through Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Ticket range: $10-35. Classes offered include coach, first class, upper dome, and executive. Request wheelchair accessible tickets by calling 1-800-468-4070 ext. 240. Wheelchair accessibility is only available in coach. Viewing on mobile? Click "Desktop Site" in bottom right for full description.

The Experience:

The National Park Scenic excursion is the best way to see Cuyahoga Valley National Park from a unique vantage point. Sit back as the train races along with the rushing Cuyahoga River. Passengers will see a variety of wildlife including an eagle's nest, deer and other habitats.  

Restrooms are available on board. A concession car will be open to all passengers who wish to purchase snacks, beverages and CVSR merchandise. Cash and credit cards are accepted (excluding American Express)

Round trip: 3.5 hours

Parking is available at this station for no additional cost.

All ages. 


The below prices do not include delivery and preservation fees.

View more info and pictures of our ticket options here: National Park Scenic 

View the schedule here: Train Schedules

Executive Class $35 Adults/$30 Children 

Seating in our Saint Lucie Sound lounge car. This car offers comfortable padded seats and a spacious lounge area. Ticket includes one (1) muffin and one (1) non-alcoholic beverage. Seating is assigned.

Upper Dome Ticket $28 Adults/$23 Children

Seating in one of our upper dome observation cars. Passengers experience a bird's-eye-view of the National Park under a panoramic, glass enclosure. Seats are sold individually from block sections of four (two seats facing two seats). Each section features a table. Seating is assigned.

First Class Ticket $23 Adults/$18 Children

Seating in the first class section of the Silver Lariat or Silver Bronco. Seats are sold individually from block sections of four (two seats facing two seats). Each section features a table. Seating is assigned.

Coach All-Day Pass $15 Adults/$10 Children

An All-Day Pass! Passengers may get on and off the train at various stations throughout the day based on the train schedule. Seating is in our coach cars with blocks of four (two seats facing two seats). Seating is not assigned. Passengers are entitled to one seat per ticket. 

Member Tickets

Receive access to complimentary tickets when you show your membership card at the ticket booth 

Learn more about supporting our railroad through membership here: Become a Member

Private Car Rentals

Host your private event on board one of our historic rail cars. For more information, contact our Rental Department by submitting the form on this page: CVSR Private Car Rentals

Refund and Exchange Policies:

  • All tickets are non-refundable upon purchase without the purchase of Refund Protection offered at checkout. 
  • Please review your order carefully prior to entering payment
  • REFUND PROTECTION IS AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT: All tickets are non-refundable without the purchase of Refund Protection offered at check out. Refund protection is a $15.00 charge. The total cost of tickets will be refunded minus the $15.00 fee. 
  • With the purchase of Refund Protection, the  railroad must be notified at least 3 days prior to scheduled trip. After 3 days, tickets will not be refunded.   Customers requesting a refund must contact
  • All tickets are non-exchangeable upon purchase.
Other Policies

  • Passengers under the age of 3 are not required to purchase a ticket, but must be seated on a parent or guardian's lap throughout the duration of the train ride. 
  • No outside food or beverage is allowed on board.
  • All passengers purchasing alcohol on board must be 21 years of age or older, and will need to show valid ID.
  • No alcohol sales on Sunday until 1 p.m.
  • Smoking and use of e-cigarettes is not permitted on board or within 50 feet of the ticket booth.
  • Read more about CVSR policies here: CVSR Policies

Important Information:

Departure Station: ROCKSIDE STATION located at 7900 Old Rockside Road, Independence, OH 44131

We recommend you arrive to the train station at 8:30 a.m. The train will arrive around this time, and boarding will begin shortly after. The train will not wait for late passengers. Please plan your travel time accordingly and allow extra time for unforeseen weather and traffic incidents. Tickets will not be refunded due to traffic delays or road conditions.

Passengers requesting use of our ADA lift to board the train should contact CVSR Customer Service at 1-800-468-4070 ext. 240 or

Adult Upper Dome Ticket [GEN]
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Adult First Class Ticket [GEN]
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Adult Coach All-Day Pass [GEN]
Senior Coach All-Day Pass [GEN]
Child Coach All-Day Pass [GEN]