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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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A must try if in the area

The incline railway is fun and educational. Listen to a history lesson as you climb a steep hill pulled by a cable. The views once on top are beautiful. While none of us are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Houston
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The incline railway was a nice ride up and then down (go up first). It's a singular experience - good for a lifetime. There's a recording played which is informational and you learn about the history behind the train in ten minutes or less. My wife & I enjoyed the ride. I'd taken the same ride 60 years earlier. The... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We waited in line about 40 minutes just to get on the train. Once on it it's good but then you have to get off and get back in line to ride it back. There is a observation deck and gift shop at the top. The view at the top is not bad.

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Purvis, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So much fun! Was well worth the money. Would definitely recommend. Wonderful family atmosphere! A must see!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The incline railway is fun and educational. Listen to a history lesson as you climb a steep hill pulled by a cable. The views once on top are beautiful. While none of us are interested in doing it again it is definitely a must try at least once if you are passing through the area. Nearby Rock city and ruby... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were a bit discouraged by the experience. The homes along side of the railway on the way down are in terrible shape and are a complete eye sore! You ride down and are there for about 20 minutes before you go back up, the only shop at the bottom is an ice cream shop. We thought it would be... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought this would be the most exciting of the triple Play (ruby falls, rock City and incline rail), but I was sadly disappointing. The train cars look worn and unless you sit in the front row, the only view you really get is of people's backyards. The ride only lasts a few minutes and you have to get off... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We rode the Incline because my son is really into trains. The ride is short and costed $15.00 per adult plus over 9% for taxes. It was one of those things that you can say you did. The Incline is the world's steepest incline train so at least I can say I rode the steepest incline train. My son enjoyed... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The rail car we rode was in great need of repair/refurbishment. The entire Bank of windows on the right side of the car were so cloudy that they were useless. Some of the seats were missing seat and/or back pads. It was a great ride and the view fabulous....just too bad about the apparent lack of aesthetic maintenance.

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Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not have a lot of free time but wanted to see this unusual railway - "steepest passenger railway in the world". Rather pricey ($52 for 3 adults and 1 child) for round-trip from parking lot at the bottom (pay parking, too). Slow climb takes about 10-15 minutes and also happened to be on a hot, humid day. Open... More 

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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We queued for a while and were then disappointed. The trains need a lot of TLC and one side of Windows are now opaque so you can't see out of them. Could be so much better

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