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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350
423 629 1473
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Ranked #24 of 77 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: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Loved it. The views from the top of the incline are incredible, you can see for miles all around you. Riding the incline from the bottom to the top of the mountain seems to be a lot more scarier than riding from the top to bottom. Try and sit at the front of the car to get the best views.

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Georgetown
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13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Up and down.... Good views and reliable service... A little pricey, but definitely worth doing while in the area.

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Winter Park, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

it was a good roundtrip ride to top and bottom of lookout mountain. $ 15.00 each for person which is rather high and still have to pay $ 2.00 to park in their lot.

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lawrenceville, NJ
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A short ride up the side of the mountain with fair to good views. The structure is an engineering achievement but the value for money is minimal. Once on the top (you can also drive up), however, walk around to the back of the fountain to see some wonderful mansion homes and really good views.

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Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

The ride up the mountain was very nice and our conductor was awesome! Beautiful scenic lookout once at the top, where you can see 6 states on a clear day! Do it once just to experience it!

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Indiana
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We liked riding the train up the mountain. I've always wanted to do that. When you get to the top there is a shop and snack bar and you can walk to a war ground. Riding the railway was fun.

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Jackson, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Just a train ride down and back up the mountain. No scenery or anything that stands out, its also very hot inside the car. Nice view from the observation deck though. Great for kids but not so much for adults.

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Hiram, Georgia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Smooth ride and scenic view. As you get closer to the top of the mountain it gets steeper and a recording tells you how the Incline came to be on your ride up and down. There is a store at the top with a snack shop inside. Historical site a couple blocks away at the top too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I truly enjoyed this ride. I was a little dizzy going up and it was so unique looking at the view from the roof as we went up the mountain. You also get the opportunity after you pay for your tickets and enter the line, the take your picture/s with the incline railway backdrop and the picture is ready for... More

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

a little scary going up backwards once up at the top you can go and explore they have a couple of blocks away Pep's point only problem very hot in the train !!

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