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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350
423 629 1473
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Ranked #28 of 78 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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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The ride is scary! The incline is more than a 70% grade straight up a hill. The view is great. However, this attraction is not handicapped accessible in any way a they tell you they are, but it was very hard to maneuver my non-ambulatory son into a seat.

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Marietta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Incline Railway is a neat little ride up Lookout Mountain via a trolley pull car. It is an enjoyable ride. It's nice to sit back and relax while being pulled up the mountain, andthe views can be enjoyable. It is probably worth doing once. On the down side, it is $15.00 per round-trip ticket, so a family trip becomes... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A nice and smooth ride. It is similar to that in Pittsburgh, PA, but steeper. The car is nice and clean. Not very crowded.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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115 reviews 115 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Spent an afternoon on the Incline with family. The leaves were starting to change colors making for some beautiful views. My favorite part was the pictures and storyline tucked away near the engine room. The views from the observation deck were fabulous!

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Indiana, United States
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51 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have been here a couple times and it's always fun. Sometimes the line can be long and you will wait a bit. The cars are not air conditioned but it's tolerable. At the top of the mountain you can go to point park and see some really good views.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

On the plus side we enjoyed the ride and the views but we did have to wait a long time to ride the railway (about half an hour ). Nothing else to do at the top apart from the views. It isn't easy to find either. Also be careful if you want a combo ticket - certain combinations are only... More

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I haven't been to many inclines in the world so cannot compare it from that angle. But you factor cost and views from the top, I consider it average. The one thing I did not like is that the staff employees took a picture of each group and tried to sell pictures to you. I think there is enough cost... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

I have been on better inclines, it was just an ok attraction for me. But if you never been on one then I'd recommend going on one

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Sebastian, Florida
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157 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I had long wanted to see Lookout Mt. and go on the Incline RR. It was an OK experience; surely nothing special. I don't think it was worth the price of the ticket. All we did was ride it down, have lunch and go back up. I wouldn't do it again, nor would I recommend it to anyone unless they... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

At least I can say I did it. Won't do it again. Not worth the money. Rail car was hot and stuffy. Staff was very unfriendly. We waiting to trade in our tickets while the attendant finished her cell phone conversation.

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