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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 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It was kind of neat but you can drive to the incline rail station on the top of the mountain in about 7 minutes, for quite a bit cheaper. On the ride up and down you get to listen to them talk about how steep the incline rail is, as well as hear advertisements for other attractions in Chattanooga for... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is something to do if you want to experience one of the few remaining incline railways. The cars are glass enclosed so you get a nice view as you're going up, I've got a fear of heights so this had me sweating, after all, the train IS old. There isn't much to do once you get to the top,... More

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Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Going up the view was obstructed by all the overgrown trees. I wish it would have been easier to see. Overall we enjoyed it! My kids loved it! This was our second time to do this. 14 years ago it was less commercialized.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I did enjoy the views of Lookout Mountain but the ride up was very short. The kids enjoyed it, very excited to be able to ride a train. I just wish it was longer or had more to do once on top

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

There is only so much to see at the top of Lookout Mountain. Once you've seen it at Ruby Falls, etc, you havr ptetty much seen all you can see in that area. But we went on the Incline Railway. This was a short trip to us. I did enjoy it though...just wasnt long enough. I was glad they took... More

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Chalmette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What an experience going up that mountain backwards! The view once you reached the top of the Mountain was amazing! Really made great photo spot! Once we reached up top we ate at the snack bar....nothing fancy and thought it was a little pricey.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

So we drive from Alabama to Chattanooga for the day. We had all ready visited Rock City and Ruby Falls so it was time to try the incline. Honestly, I LOVED it! My husband -not so much so we gave it only 3 stars to average both of our thoughts. I loved it because I am a high school math... More

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Be prepared before you go, you will need a car if you are going to rock city and/or ruby falls. They are not linked as they appear on tourist maps. But this is a very pleasant ride with very good views. Staff are pleasant and the trip is informative.

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Raleigh, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It did not seem that long nor could you see much along the way. The website states shopping at the bottom. There wasnt much there to look at or do.

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Floral City, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

While this antiquated train ride down & up the 70' incline is amazing when you think about folks doing it in a Wooden Box Car in 1920's, by today's standards it leaves much to be desired. Back then they did not have windows and was open to the fresh air. Today's train car is old (although they brag that they... More

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