Kids Ride Free in August at Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Presented by Meijer

For the third year in a row Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will run a Kids Ride Free special, presented by Meijer, on weekdays in August.

Starting Thursday, August 1st for one adult National Park Scenic coach ticket ($15) purchased, one child’s National Park Scenic coach ticket (ages 12 and under) is free.

“Meijer is pleased to support such a fun excursion for the entire family that incorporates history and education in such a unique way,” said Cathy Cooper, Senior Director of Community Partnerships and Giving for Meijer. “Meijer strives to be a good neighbor in the communities it serves, and is excited to offer this opportunity for railroad visitors.”

The National Park Scenic coach ticket is an all-day pass where families can get off the train and explore Cuyahoga Valley National Park before the kids are back in school. One round trip is approximately three and a half hours. Main boarding stations are located in Independence, Peninsula and Akron.

The Kids Ride Free special runs on Wednesdays-Fridays in August. Please note that this offer only applies to National Park Scenic coach tickets. All children must be accompanied by an adult. The special ends on Friday, August 30. Offer not valid for upgrade.

CVSR recommends purchasing tickets in advance at, or by phone at 1-800-468-4070. Tickets can also be purchased at the main boarding station 30 minutes prior to departure. Availability may be limited. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

For train schedules and more information visit

About Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) is a private sector, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer supported organization operating in partnership with Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and is dedicated to the preservation of passenger rail transportation in Cuyahoga Valley and the historic Ohio & Erie Canalway. For more information about the railroad, visit

Cover Photo courtesy of Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad