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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

827 E Brow Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37350-1009
+1 423-821-4224
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nice views

we tried to go on Saturday afternoon, but there was a one hour wait from the bottom to make a 10... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2016
Steve F
Spring Hill, Tennessee
Amazing engineering feat but in need of updating/restoration

This was our second time visiting the railway, but it doesn't look as though much has been done to... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2016
Jennie P
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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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  • Poor7%
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827 E Brow Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37350-1009
+1 423-821-4224

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Reviewed August 8, 2016

we tried to go on Saturday afternoon, but there was a one hour wait from the bottom to make a 10 minute ride to the top and then another one hour wait to make the same 10 minute ride down, so we decided to wait...More

1  Thank Steve F
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

This was our second time visiting the railway, but it doesn't look as though much has been done to spruce up the cars since we visited 15 years ago. The cars could use some attention - we arrived just after a rain shower and there...More

1  Thank Jennie P
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The scenery and the train ride was great but the interior of the cars was dingy and definitely was in need of a facelift. Overall, sufficient for the price.

1  Thank Marissa J
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Was exactly what it says it is. Interesting but not wowing. As we lowered down the railway, looking forward you could see small parts of Chattanooga but very little due to trees that were heavily overgrown limiting the view. It was educating during the down...More

Thank Curt M
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting site but be aware that the ques can be very long indeed! If you are lucky enough to have no que then fab...we weren't but as always persevered to experiment the ride . Nice . We parked at the top...More

Thank IS T
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Used the Railway to ride to the top of Lookout Mountain and then did the walk around the summit. Excellent views and a beautiful cool breeze blowing on an otherwsie hot day.

1  Thank 907andrewcharless
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Really nice ride up the mountain. Was able to walk in town before boarding. Up top there is a lookout & you can see the machine room.

Thank Celinadupuy
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

The railway incline was a nice ride down and a nice ride up. Definitely a one time experience that is good for a lifetime. The recording that is played is informational and you learn about the history behind the train in ten minutes or less....More

1  Thank nicole p
Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Amazing view! You can drive to top but have to plug parking meters. Or park at bottom for couple of bucks. Either way your going round trip. Interesting history & amazing views. I think fall would be the best time for views.

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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Soooo much fun when u go to get on the train is a little scary. Ur looking down the mountain from inside the train and it seems strait down when it gets started u will feel at ease.

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C begin the journey from the top and end back up there or are you required to begin at the bottom?
April 5, 2017|
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Response from VASAFARI | Reviewed this property |
We parked up at the top near Point Park, took the Incline down & had lunch (Purple Daisy fabulous!), then took it back up again. Parking at top was easy & the meters were free when we were there a few weeks ago. But you can... More
Is lookout mountain and rock city two different places?
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Beth_McD05 | Reviewed this property |
Both the Incline Railway and Rock City are on Lookout Mountain, but they are in two different locations on the mountain and are about a 15 minute drive away from one another. The Incline Railway is on the TN side of... More
Linda K
How long does the tour take
March 6, 2017|
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Response from MPJ525 | Reviewed this property |
The incline railroad only takes 15 minutes each way.