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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350
423 629 1473
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Ranked #23 of 76 attractions in Chattanooga
Type: Scenic Railroads, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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Lyons, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

As another reviewer indicated be sure to buy the round trip. The ride itself was really cool. You go up a 70% incline. It did not seem scary at all. You are on the ground and go up very slowly. Once at the top you can go to the observation deck to overlook the city. They did announce that there... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

make sure to buy the round trip ticket!. The ride up is about 20 minutes and very interesting. Take in all the sites up top to include the fort! fantastic! Bring a camera!!! Go on top of the observation deck to see even more! The ride down was even more interesting then the ride up! Great little side trip!

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Opelousas, Louisiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Of the three attractions on Lookout Mountain, this was my least favorite. The parking was kind of bad, meter parking so bring quarters. Once inside we had about a hour wait and we couldn't sit together and a couple of us sat on the floor. The ride is about 15 minutes and was interesting. We got to the bottom and... More

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Augusta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this ride down the mountain to St. Elmo. Unfortunately, you can't just stay on and ride back up ... you have to get off. There isn't anything to do in St. Elmo. However, we did stop and eat at a place called Slick's Burgers that we loved. The ride is very slow (it's not an amusement ride -... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We recently visited Chattanooga and thought we would do the incline railway. We brought our tickets as part of three separate attractions ticket in the area. This train was very cute and what an engineering marvel. After a ride to the top make sure you see the story boards chronicling the area and events. At the top we visited state... More

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Hertford U.K
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Took a ride on the 'incline railway' what an experience! Much steeper than we thought, how on earth it managed it to stay on the rails we do not know. This is a must if you are visiting Lookout Mountain , especially if you have children. Quite a thrill, thoroughly recommend it.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the views and history of the Incline. Was a bit undecided at first as to give 3 or 4 stars, but it is a must do near Chattanooga.

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Weston, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

It was a cute activity. However, the cart is VERY hot since it has closed windows. Great for family but not much else to do and you have to wait 15 mins for the return trail.

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Hollywood, MD
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

As a first timer I also mistakenly thought this was a train to somewhere (Rock City) and not just an "up and back". We arrived for the first trip of the day and it wasn't crowded. Good thing because it had stormed the night before and many of the center seats under the sky roof were saturated- no warning for... More

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Chesterfield
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Enjoyable trip up Lookout Mountain, couldn't believe how steep track is just before top! Great views from top and can visit Civil War battlefield.

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