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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
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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The ride up and down was fine but when you get to the top not much to do. Disappointed with spending $15/person just for the ride roundtrip

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Janet F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The ride up and down was fine but when you get to the top not much to do. Disappointed with spending $15/person just for the ride roundtrip

Thank Janet F
Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant, brilliant , brilliant , an experience not to be missed. Commentary about the building of the railway on trip up the mountain.

Thank 141linda96
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First, if you are going during peak times prepare to wait in LONG lines. You wait at the top AND you wait at the bottom. So, essentially this could be a two hour trip. We went to a pizza place across the street once we reached the bottom (which wasn't that great) and then immediately got in line to return... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago 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.

Thank Tyler1120
Purvis, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank 26janicea
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 

Thank Vanessa S
Lakeland, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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