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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350
423 629 1473
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Ranked #22 of 69 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Not a must see but it was still fun. Kids will enjoy the ride. Nothing for kids to do a the top. But for teens and adults its a 3 block walk to Point Park where views are beautiful.

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Sugar Hill, Georgia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is a good deal if you can combine it with rock city and Ruby Falls. It is a unique experience and there are a lot of great views. It felt safe even though the inclines were very steep. The gift shop and restaurant at the top was not very well and the viewing areas were somewhat dirty. Our six-year-old... More

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Evans, GA
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Ok so it's a touristy thing, but it WAS really cool. And the 72 degree incline at the top will freak you out a bit! We're a 2 engineer family and the age and engineering marvel of it was an unexpected treat. Views were fabulous. Don't miss it.

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Palmer, Tennessee
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

this is an awesome experience..............you feel like you are practically laying on your back going up the mountain it is so steep.........................the view is spectacular.........when you get to the top on a clear day they say you can see seven states............well worth the ride......at the top there is a gift shop and eatery and also a civil war park................

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed taking our son and grandson up Lookout Mountain and all enjoyed the view and learning how it all worked.

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Lansing, Michigan
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We were impressed with the views we were able to see from the Incline Railroad. We felt it was worth the trip up the mountain.

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north west
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

This trip was a spur of the moment detour en route from Atlanta to Nashville. I couldn't pass Chattanooga without a look for the choo choo. The incline railway was an unexpected treat, a bit like the train that goes up to Sacre Coeur in Paris except you're seeing bits of the Appalachian mountains on the way up along with... More

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This was a neat little ride up the mountain. It was a bit expensive for what it was, and we probably won't feel the need/want to do it again... but it was an experience we've never had. It was an interesting way to get to the top... and then just about the only thing to do is walk about a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

My first experience with incline plane railway, this ride, a Chattanooga landmark, is located along the side of Lookout Mountain where you are taken up the incline from St. Elmo's Station at the base to Point Park at the mountain summit, which overlooks the city and the Tennessee River. Approximately one mile long, with a single track except for a... More

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Chapel Hill, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Incline Railway is something that just has to been experienced. It's unique. We wanted our kids to do it, but I've been before, and it's expensive as well as could use some updating of the railcars. If you haven't done it, do it. If you have, it hasn't changed any.

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