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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

Address: 827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350
Phone Number: 423 629 1473
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Ranked #23 of 55 Attractions in Chattanooga
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Cultural
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Owner description: Known as “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” The Incline’s trolley-style cars climb through the natural beauty surrounding historic Lookout Mountain at a breathtaking 72.7% grade – straight up! Sit back, relax and enjoy the scenic views of the mountains and valleys from the observation windows on the train as well as the panoramic views from the observation tower at The Incline’s top station. And while you’re up top, be sure to visit the many points of Civil War interest, the Battles for Chattanooga Electric Map & Museum and Point Park, part of the Chickamauga -Chattanooga National Military Park system, just a few short blocks from the Incline top station.Then, after you descend back down to the Incline bottom station, explore historic St. Elmo, where a wonderful collection of unique shopping and dining experiences await you.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children

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Shippensburg, PA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

This is a very steep train ride between St Elmo and Point Park. Very interesting when you walk into the rail car. Hold on. Someone in the car had a bottle of water that ended up at the bottom of the car when it started moving. Definite must do and see when in Chattanooga.

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New Jersey
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27 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

If you are near Lookout Mountain you must take a ride on the Incline Railway. You don't get to go too many places with such an incline let alone a railway. There are locals who use this as part of their commute - and what a way to commute. Once you are at the top you can walk to Lookout... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway is a 4 ft 8 1⁄2 in inclined plane railway located along the side of Lookout Mountain in the historic St. Elmo neighborhood of Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the United States. Passengers are transported from St. Elmo's Station at the base, to Point Park at the mountain summit, which overlooks the city and the Tennessee River.... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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48 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

One of the few places we've visited that had a funicular, great narrative explains some of the added safety features and history surrounding the railway. Try for a cold clear day for your ride, the views must be fantastic.

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London, United Kingdom
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is relatively long and steep for a funicular railway - good ride with great views and a good commentary on the way up about the history and current use of the railway. The top is also within walking distance of Lookout Mountain Battlefield and Point Park where parking is limited, so consider using the incline railway for that.

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Minneola
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I visited as a child and it was great to share the experience with my own kids! If you are visiting Chattanooga this is a must! Best to park at the top and enjoy the site seeing then go down and back up! Small and older children loved it.

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Zeeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Wonderful views from your incline plane seat!!! If you don't do the combine ticket for all 3 (Rock City, Ruby Falls & the Incline) its a bit pricey but so worth it for the ride up and back down the mountain!! When you get to the top you can walk (2 blocks) to Point Park which is where a civil... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was worth doing once but at $15 pp plus tax so over $16 pp, it gets pricey for a family. $7 for child. We bought a round trip ticket and started at the top. We thought we wanted to sit in the front, so we walked down the very steep steps down the aisle. At the bottom of the... More

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Belleville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This was a fun event. I was a little uncomfortable because I am afraid of heights. It was fast and a memorable event.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is a great way to travel up to Lookout Mountain Tenessesse. Grwat views from thier. This would be fun for all ages.

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