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Cuyahoga Valley Railroad

27 Ridge Street, Akron, Ohio 44308 USA

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Closed Now
Opens Sun 10:30a

“climb aboard& feel the thrill!”

Climb Aboard one of CVSR's climate-controlled passenger rail cars and feel the thrill as the whistle blows - signaling your journey is about to begin! Explore the length of Cuyahoga Valley National Park from the comfort of a vintage rail car. As you peer through the windows, you will see history and nature unfold. This is a 3 hour round trip. For thousands of years Indians used the Cuyahoga River and Valley in northern Ohio as a north-south transportation corridor. Later the Ohio and Erie Canal provided the early settlers a slow, but easy way to move bulk goods and people. In 1880, the first steam engine chugged its way down the new Valley Railway, signaling an era of progress and prosperity for the Cuyahoga Valley residents. Primarily built to transport coal; from south of Canton to Cleveland's growing industries, the Valley Railway also served the farmers, merchants and factories along its route. Depots piled high with farm produce dotted the valley section of the railroad line.

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Reviewed by
Greg Newkirk

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August 29, 2014
Rated 4.0

Taking in the beautiful northern Ohio countryside from a restored, vintage train car, is pretty incredible. The staff do a great job of providing a really fun, really relaxing ride, complete with dinner and history lessons if you want them.

The full trip takes around 3 hours, so if you have stir crazy kids who don't exactly enjoy sitting still, this might not be the event for you. On the other hand, if you like history and are looking for a way to unwind, a ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad is an excellent choice.

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Reviewed by
Kathleen Oanes

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August 14, 2014

The day I went here, I just wanted to relax and have some time alone. I personally believe that I made the right choice going here. I took the dome car, it cost me a little more, but it was worth it. The windows were bigger and there was much more leg room. The views were really scenic and relaxing. The whole trip was simply beautiful. The food was awesome, too! And the staff, they're really approachable and nice. I'd definitely hop in here again someday.

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Cuyahoga Valley Railroad

27 Ridge Street
Akron, Ohio
44308 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun, Wed - Sat: 10:30 am - 6:30 pm

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