CUYAHOGA VALLEY SCENIC RAILROAD
Three Days of Nonstop Fun!
July 23-25, 2012
$389.00 per person double $359.00 p.p. triple $339.00 p.p. quad. $499.00 single
Includes: Motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, breakfast buffet each morning at the hotel, tour of Harry London Chocolate Factory, Dinner and admission to Northfield Park, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, Box lunch on train, Lunch and cruise on Lake Erie, taxes, baggage handling, and services of an Imperial Escort.
Our adventure to Ohio begins with a stop at Harry London Chocolate Factory. Enjoy the aroma of fine chocolate,a behind-the-scenes tour and time for shopping after the tour. Next, we check into our hotel, the Holiday Inn Hudson, located within the beautiful setting of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The adventure continues this evening when we head to Northfield Park, one of America’s premier harness racing facilities. This will be a fun filled evening starting with dinner and then a representative from the racetrack will provide our group with a betting seminar.
Whether you want to join in the pari-mutuel wagering or you just want to watch, it is sure to be a fun filled evening at the track!
The next day, we head north to Cleveland for lunch aboard one of the largest luxury ships on Lake Erie, the Goodtime III. After lunch is, we set sail for a 2-hour narrated sightseeing cruise. Learn about the sights and history of this All-American City. Next, experience the evolution of Rock and Roll with artifacts and exhibits ranging from Jimi Hendrix’s guitars to John Lennon’s report cards at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
For our last day, we’ll take a guided tour of Cuyahoga National Park. A stop at Brandywine Falls for some spectacular views of the 60-foot waterfall! Then, a train ride aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad to enjoy the natural beauty of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. You will be able to immerse yourself in the stories and sounds of the Cuyahoga Valley through the voices of the Valley audio tour. Once you put on your headset, you’ll hear tales about the earliest settlement of the valley, the coming of the Ohio & Erie Canal and Valley Railway, the creation of Cuyahoga Valley National Park and more. The audio tour will play automatically using GPS technology as the train passes through the valley. Our train departs from the Akron Northside Station headed to the Canal Visitor Center. This canal-era structure and its associated lock will give us a glimpse into the past. Feel the white oak of the whaler gates, marvel at the workings of a canal lock, and explore the exhibits that take you on a journey over 10,000 years in the making. Our next stop aboard the train is the historic Village of Peninsula to enjoy the quaint shops. We then board our coach for the ride home with memories of three fun filled days in Ohio.
Departures: Lafayette, Lebanon and Indianapolis.