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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 #24 of 55 Attractions in Chattanooga
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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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farnham
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111 reviews 111 reviews
54 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Considering it is on the edge of town it was a bit much to have to pay for parking as well, so take change for the machine and be careful to put your number plate details onto the parking ticket. The train seems to go every 15 minutes and ours was packed despite it being a quiet time for visitors.... More 

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Lynn, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

If your scared of heights this may not be for you! LOL... we had a lot of fun going in this... view was beautiful. Rail was really really steep... very scary, but you get used to it.

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Summerville, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Neat ride. Beautiful view on the way up and down. Be warned however, if you have any anxiety about high places, you may have issues with this. My fiance about had a fit when the train pulled into the upper station and docked at the very steep grade that it was at, however, I had no problem. I went first... More 

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Glen Rock, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Historical incline railroad is exciting even for the adults! The history fascinating and entertaining . Great ride, great views.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fantastic view of the city as the cantilever cars go up and down the side of Lookout Mountain. The history of this railway is vital part of this city. We take all of our out of town visitors up the mountain, walk down to the Point Lookout Park which played a vital part in the Civil War.

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Lucedale, Mississippi, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This attraction we had visied a few years ago while in Chattanooga, TN. The climb up the mountain, while looking at what you have passed on the way up, is definitely an experience to be had. On the top you get an interesting view. It is well worth the time spent. Our visit wasn't this year but I had to... More 

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm terrified of heights so taking a trip on the Incline Railway was way out of my comfort zone; however, it was worth it! Once you survive and make it to the top of the mountain there is a quaint little store where you can pick up souvenirs, get something to eat or drink and just take a break. If... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you are into trains, trolleys, ski lifts, unusual activities, or are an engineering fan, this is a must-ride. It is fascinating to hear the story of how and why it came about. And if there are kids in your party, the incline and the rail car layout will not fail to fascinate them. After all, they're just used to... More 

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Florida City, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our trip to Lookout Mountain and were able to do Ruby Falls, Rock City and the Incline in 2 days. All of these landmarks are full of history and wonder. Highly recommended.

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CINCINNATI
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

After reading some of the reviews? It's not that bad and it's not that good. However, a must for tourist and first-timers. I first did this @10yrs old and now took my teens and it's worth the $ so they can experience it. Great view when you get to the top. Also walk on down to the national park too!... More 

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