Hale Farm & Village Explorer - Rockside Station [HF]
Jun 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Rockside Station
Independence, OH
Ticket sales ended Jun 22, 2019 10:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
4.5 hour (total at Hale Farm and on the train), day trip excursion through Cuyahoga Valley National Park to Hale Farm & Village. Ticket range: $25-15. Ticket includes round trip train ride, and admission to Hale Farm & Village. Request wheelchair accessible tickets by calling 1-800-468-4070 ext. 240. Viewing on mobile? Click "Desktop Site" in bottom right for full description.

The Experience:

Travel by train to this premier collection and property of Western Reserve Historical Society! Located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Hale Farm & Village is an outdoor living history museum. Here you will experience daily mid-19th century life depicted through dozens of historic structures, farm animals, heritage gardens, cooking presentations and demonstrations of Early American craft and trades. You'll board the train at the Rockside Station then a bus will meet you at the Indigo Lake Station, where you will travel to historic Hale Farm & Village. 

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)

Parking is available at this station for no additional cost.

All ages. 

Timing of the Event:

9:00 a.m. - Depart Rockside Station 

10:00 a.m. - Arrive at Indigo Lake/Hale Farm *bus picks up passengers and takes to Hale Farm 

1:50 p.m. – Board bus to head back to Indigo Lake.

2:10 p.m. - Board train at Indigo Lake to head to head south, then return back at Rockside Station *bus returns passengers to train boarding location 

4:35 p.m. - Arrive back at Rockside Station

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The below prices do not include delivery and preservation fees.

$25 Adults, $15 Children (3-12 years)

Seating a coach car. Ticket includes round trip train ride through the National Park and admittance to Hale Farm.  

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

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