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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
Ranked #19 of 149 things to do in Chattanooga
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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
Collegedale, Tennessee
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192 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed it”
Reviewed March 7, 2012

Our children thought this was very interesting, it is straight up the side of the mountain. I think everyone should go do this, it is not something you get to see or do. Plus you can say that you have done it. We really enjoy seeing Chattanooga Tennessee. Also across the street is Mr. t's pizza and ice cream. If our kids like pizza, you should really eat lunch there.

Visited April 2011
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Chattanooga, TN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Wow - it's a looong way down.....”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

I highly recommend you ride the Incline when in Chattanooga. It's a fun ride up Lookout Mountain (visit Point Park while you're up there - just a short walk from the Incline) and don't look down when coming down the mountain. It looks really steep!

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Safety Harbor, Florida
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230 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“What a view!”
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Unique to the South, an inclined railway is a VERY interesting adventure. I've ridden the "Incline" many, many times (Chattanooga native), and I always get the same adrenalin 'rush' when the track hits the steepest part of the grade. An excellent ride for the entire family. My suggestion: park at the 'bottom' station, ride the Incline to the top station. Visit shops, restaurants and Point Park (Civil War battle site), all within a short walking distance from the Incline station. Then, ride the Incline back down to the lower station. This is an excellent way to spend a few hours enjoying the scenic views from Lookout Mountain...and the cost is certainly reasonable. Another suggestion: bike riders can load their bikes on the Incline cars, transport them to the top, and then bike around the entire top of the mountain.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great for the Grandchildren”
Reviewed February 10, 2012

A Chattanooga original! Can't wait to do it again. Not a Disney experience, but the real deal, climbing Lookout Mountain! Slow, peaceful, time to spend with the grandchildren. Do it in the fall or spring. What a view of Chattanooga!

Thank JWayne2
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9 attraction reviews
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“Very unusal”
Reviewed February 4, 2012

Worlds steepest incline. Has lots of history. Must see and ride. You will never forget it. Takes you to top of Signal Mt. and park.

Thank Sandra U
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