Trains allow travelers to take in passing views without having to constantly windshield wipe low-flying superheroes off the front glass. Soar through the countryside with this Groupon.
$18 for a Scenic Railroad Excursion for Two ($36 Value)
On a three-hour scenic railroad excursion, passengers enjoy views of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s 33,000-acre expanse. View the train schedule.
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
In 1880, the final fasteners and sleepers on the Valley Railway were tightened into place. It wouldn’t be long before a billowing cloud of steam announced the arrival of the first train running through the Cuyahoga Valley, a territory that had served as a passageway for foot traffic for thousands of years. Over the next century, the railway contributed to the growth of commerce between Akron and Cleveland, changing ownership multiple times, and transforming from a freight train, into a passenger train, back to a freight train, and finally into a UFO.
Now celebrating its 41st year of passenger-rail service, the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad transports sightseers over the historic rails through 33,000 acres of land owned by the National Park Service. With a year-round roster of trips, including wine- and beer-tasting excursions, passengers can set forth on morning, afternoon, and evening journeys that sweep past meadowlands, pinery, and rivers and give glimpses of native wildlife, such as fox, deer, bobcat mascots, and owls.
The ride is very scenic. There was a park guide that talked to the kids about the animals and nature. The train conductors were very friendly.clpage5676, TripAdvisor, 10/30/11
The scenery enroute to Akron is wonderful in any season, especially when the birds are nesting.mk25900, TripAdvisor, 3/4/12
95% of 44 customers recommend
“We had a delightful day with our extended family as we rode the train. We'd love to take our bikes and do it again.”
“The ride was nice and the folks were very friendly”
“When I called to make reservations it was disorganized. The girl didn't know what to do and infact had to call me back. For the price was high since it was coach. ...”
“When I called to make reservations it was disorganized. The girl didn't know what to do and infact had to call me back. For the price was high since it was coach. Not really worth it.”