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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350
423 629 1473
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Ranked #26 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: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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Atlanta, GA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

During our trip we had to wait 40 min to ride up and 45 min to ride back down. The ride itself was really neat, but that 20 min round trip wasn't worth it for our family. Up on the top we walked down to Point Park but decided not to go in because there was an additional fee. Instead... More

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Cheektowaga, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The price is the only thing that is a turn off and keep is from doing this year after year. I could see $10 and adult and $4 a child but $15 an adult and $7 a child is a little pricy. The view is gorgeous and worth the ride up!

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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My husband and I sat in the very front seat going down, and sat in the back on the way back up. That was a mistake, we should have sat in the front. As I am afraid of heights the back row seats just were not the place to sit. It was a wonderful ride and you see a beautiful... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Incline Railway is a very fun ride with some spectacular views both on the way up & the way down. Another of Chattanooga's many historic attractions, the Incline goes up Lookout Mtn. (famous from the American Civil War battle among other things) and dates back to 1895. It was truly a technical marvel for its time & still is... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great fun - with amazing views/photo opportunities. Managed to get some discount coupons from the shop (although we had been told they never get accepted - they did accept them). Worth a visit, you can have a one-way ticket or a return (wouldn't like to walk up to the top though!) - queues can be lengthy to get back down... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Fun ride with some pretty awsome views. I thought it was a bit pricy for a ride to thier other gift shop which you can get to by car. The local coupon book has a coupon for $4.99 on an $11.50. ride. When we got there the tickit office said they didn't have coupons. When I showed the coupon to... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

A great activity to do after eating at one of the surrounding restaurants. Good stuff in the gift shops and a great place to take photos at the top of the mountain!

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Zephyrhills
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This site is simply put, a one mile ride up the mountain with a 30 minute wait for a return trip and then a one mile trip down. While it is interesting as to how the train operates and the history of it, the trees around the path are so overgrown that there is a miniscule opportunity to enjoy any... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was a pleasant trip down, the carriages looked old but it was very safe, they gave out information on the way down.

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Maumee, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

My oldest daughter and her family live in a suburb of Chattanooga. We were there watching their 8 and 5 year old daughters while they were out of town. In looking for something fun to do, the "Incline Railway" was the only Chattanooga attraction they had never visited. My daughter thought it to be "one of those tourist things"... we... More

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