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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

Address: 827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350
Phone Number: 423 629 1473
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Ranked #23 of 74 Activities in Chattanooga
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Known as “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” The Incline’s trolley-style cars climb through the natural...
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children

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Sugar Land, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Great views! Worth it to go! The people working on the train were super nice and fun too. We had fudge and drinks at the top.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I thought the price ($15 for a round trip) slightly high; but the view is spectacular. Parking is $2 a car at the bottom lot. Be sure to walk over to the Lookout Mountain section of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park; the views are amazing, and you'll learn about one of the key turning points of the Civil... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Neat activity while in Chattanooga. Get a dose of Chatt history, see the sights and scenery, and try something a bit different. Not easily accessible for those with mobility issues. Historic park at top of incline. Restaurants around the base. Worth a visit.

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Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was fun for the whole family! Our one year old and three year old grandsons couldn't wait to ride on the big train and were in awe as we drove up the incline. The conductor made the trip very special and we trusts his expertise totally. It was well worth the trip. It would have been even better if... More 

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Nashville
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Everyone has to do the Incline at least once. It is a neat thing to do. The rail car holds around 40 people and it goes very slowly. Don't be worried that you are getting on a roller coaster ride. I am pretty scared of heights (I feel off balance easily) but I had no problem on the incline. The... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I thought our little kids would really like this (ages 3 & 5) but even they were less than impressed. And they weren't even weighing in the fact that it was almost $50 for 2 adults and 2 kids for about 10 minutes. Save your money- chances are, if you drive up the mountain on those little roads, you already... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

My family was looking for something exciting to do in the Chattanooga area. We looked at the reviews for the Incline Railway and thought to ourselves why not give it a shot. The ride up to the top was an exciting ride up and the views to the top of the mountain was very picturesque. However, I thought that the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It was fairly interesting to ride up and down the incline. I wish they had a tram at the time to take you to the other attractions, like rock city and ruby falls, since they are all not far from each other. However the only attraction you could get to was peak point park which we decided not to go... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This incline is so much fun and slightly scary but if you have ever skydived, this is a piece of cake. The incline is incredibly safe and doesn't cost too much ($15 roundtrip) and the view on top is amazing! Once on top, there really isn't a lot to do except look at the view. As a photographer, I got... More 

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Atlanta
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22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My eldest is scared of heights but once on she was fine. We opted to park at the top, take the ride down and then back up again. The wait at the bottom to get back on the incline was another half hour which I would've said was not worth it but I found the views going up alot more... More 

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