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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

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Address: 827 E Brow Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37350-1009
Phone Number: 423 629 1473
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Known as “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” The Incline’s trolley-style cars...

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.

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It was an enthralling journey! Going higher and higher uphill and watching this really steep railway. The only disadvantage is that they do not have air conditioning and it was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Mc Kenzie, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Rode the incline for first time. Pretty neat. Things to know. Very busy on a summer Saturday. You can board at bottom or top. Ticket much be retained for round trip. You have to pay to park at bottom. There are parking meters at top. .25 cents buys you 15 minutes. We feed in 2 hours worth and was out... More 

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Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am so torn about this experience. On one hand it was unique because WOW is it steep but the wait was too long to justify and history/information during was so disappointing and brief. Employees did not seem to enjoy their job although I had no bad example or experience-just my feeling. My husband, myself, and our 8 and 9... More 

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Minden, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Glad we did this, but not an attraction for those scared of heights. Train car is not air conditioned, windows are a little foggy. Recommend starting the ride from the lower station. The view at the top is grand.

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Thank Ashley B
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This amazing incline railway was built in 1895 and is still "Wowing" visitors to this day. At one point the grade is an eye popping 72 degrees. Now that is steep! Just fabulous.

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Thank WorldWandererIII
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The incline it's self was good, very pretty views although my step son was not very happy with it. If anyone is affraid of hights this is not for you. It starts off slow and I started to even think what I paid for, then it goes to a steep incline and you get the views and it's amazing although... More 

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Thank Ashley C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The steepest railway in America. Well worth the ride for the view you get from the top. It's been in operation since 1895.

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Thank Kenneth E
St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It was an enthralling journey! Going higher and higher uphill and watching this really steep railway. The only disadvantage is that they do not have air conditioning and it was pretty hot in a car. But still I can recommend this attraction, especially to people with kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited this site on a three-some ticket with Ruby Cave and Rock City, which gave us a lower price on each one. We kept climbing up and up Lookout Mountain and finally found the upper station. This station has restrooms and food for purchase, along with information about the railway. We parked at a meter on the road in... More 

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Thank Nancy W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first time riding the incline and it was an awesome experience. I would highly recommend that everyone give it a try, at least once.

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Thank Michelle L
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Out of the three big Lookout Mountain attractions, this was definitely the least exciting to my family. The view from the roof is impressive on a clear day, and it is definitely an engineering feat, but that's about it. Oh, and to be technical, it is a funicular, not a train.

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