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“Quite the Trip”

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
Ranked #19 of 148 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: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
Parts Unknown
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Quite the Trip”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Great views as you go up the steepest inclined railroad in the country. Especially nice during the fall when the colors change.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A very steep trip”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

An enjoyable experience that is best enjoyed from the top of Lookout Mountain. We paid for the return journey as well, as our car was at the top. The best part of the trip was meeting fellow travelers. Looking around many strangers were sharing laughs and this made the trip even more memorable.

Visited October 2012
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Spring Hill, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
128 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Fantastic Train RIde!”
Reviewed October 25, 2012

What a thrill riding this train down and then back up the mountain. I think the ride back up was more exciting as we got closer to the top! For a thrill sit at the very front if your lucky enough to be first in line.

Visited October 2012
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Waste of money and time!!!”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This attraction was horrible! Complete waste of time and money. For two adults is was $30 for the sloooowest ride to the bottom. The passenger car is designed to not go over 10 mph...which wouldn't be a big deal if there were good views- but there really isn't! The view of the mountain is very limited. You have much better views just driving up lookout mountain in your own car!

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Ramsey, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Exciting thought/Just ok”
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.

Visited October 2012
Thank Sara F
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