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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

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Address: 827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350
Phone Number: 423 629 1473
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Known as “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” The Incline’s trolley-style cars...

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.

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This was great for my kids!

First, the employees at this attraction are very nice and very knowledgeable of the area. They are are able to direct you to other attractions that are suited to your needs. My... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jaymie P
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Trinity, Alabama
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Trinity, Alabama
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First, the employees at this attraction are very nice and very knowledgeable of the area. They are are able to direct you to other attractions that are suited to your needs. My children loved riding the railcar and there was a great little shop at the top that had souvenirs and such. I think their favorite part was making the... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It runs intermittently every 20 minutes or so. A round trip is pretty much a requirement but unless Rock City and Ruby Falls is also in your destination plan, the ride will be kind of dull. The historical recording could use a changing. The speakers in the 30 year old car could use replacement as they were cutting off now... More 

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Florence, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on the incline on 1/24/2015, which was a few days after a minimal ice/snowstorm. The ride was great, not sure if it was worth $30 for two adults, but was very interesting. The railman proceeds to tell us AT THE TOP, AFTER they had conveniently gotten us to the top and took our money that the observation decks... More 

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I liked the ride, but some may find it makes them nervous! The views are great. Kids seem to love it.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My children expected the incline to be a "wild" ride. When it started slow up the mountain, they were disappointed. However, once they saw the views and heard the history, they were loving it. Good times, but a tad pricey. Combine with other sights

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Valdosta, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did like the actual railway ride as it was steep and pulled by another car and pulley system. We started at the top and went down I do not recommend doing it that as the bottom has nothing to do even though they say there are shops there are no good ones we found in walking distances. On top... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tickets are a little pricey for us but it was a fun experience, taking the railway up the mountain. At the top you can walk to Lookout Mountain. There is a fee to enter but you can get a bundling pass to do other things as well.

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Camden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rode this up to Lookout Mountain. Very steep and can be sort of scary for the young ones. Out 4 year-old did great. PLus, plenty to do when you get to the top. We went to Lookout Mountain Battlefield. Its short, but, there is plenty to do when you get to the top.

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Thank Mark C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We purchased a round trip ticket after we visited the beautiful Point Park. So we went down the incline first and there were beautiful deer and breathtaking views. We stayed at the bottom just for about 45 minutes then to the incline back up to our car. This time the way you are sitting you are essentially traveling backwards and... More 

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Gulfport, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The highlight of our trip to Chattanooga. The staff and guides were perfect! We will return to this wonderful attraction

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