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“Exciting thought/Just ok”

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
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$20.00*
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Chattanooga Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Ranked #18 of 152 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
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We were very excited to experience this attraction. However, we found it to be disappointing. The story behind the old incline railroad was very intriguing. However, riding it was just ok. Residents who live near the track do not seem to be expected to take care in how they treat their properties. You ride past homes that have trash in their yards, which takes away from the beauty. The lines are long, and the experience is anticlimactic.

Thank Sara F
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This is an experience you should not pass up, even when it is raining. The only place you will take a ride with such an extreme climb and have such great views, not just through the side and front windows, but even through the roof's windows. Have the camera ready, and enjoy the phenominal views from all levels of the lookout spots at the top. No need to rush once at the top, as there is a return ride every 20 minutes of so. Awesome photo op, especially as the seasons change.
Tickets do not discount for seniors except from Dec through Feb, which is when seniors are less likely to be able to tolerate the mountain weather, and their web site does not display it so that most seniors will catch it, so be prepared for the full $14 ticket. The gift shop offers astoundingly rich fudge and there are coke machines, so don't go expecting a meal for little ones.

Thank J H
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Our 'orator' was very hurried as we were not able to stop and visually take in the incline RR for any amount of time. Not anyone's fault just traffic prevented the stop. However, a trip on the incline, according to the gentleman with us was that U need a strong constitution and NO acrophobia as could be seen graphically from our bus. Still very unique.

Thank thescotsman09
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

when I was a kid my dad would never let us ride this because the cable may break and we would go jetting out into the parking lot at the base of the mountain. I have been on it several times.. an interesting railroad to ride on that trip to rock city--just down the road.

Thank Mr N
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

If you are ever in the chattanooga area this is something anyone would enjoy.the view will stay in your mind forever.

Thank mary d
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