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“Good view but boring!”

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
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$20.00*
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Chattanooga Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour
Ranked #37 of 153 things to do in Chattanooga
Certificate of Excellence
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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 January 14, 2013

Even my train loving son was bored, lol. I tried to tell him that this wasn't that exciting but he wanted to go. It is a very slow sort of sky ride to the bottom of the mountain (or to the top) and that is it. I'd skip it (but that's just my opinion).

Thank JacksonzMom
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Haven't been in awhile, but it is not something that you would be disappointed in doing. You see the city and Chattanooga is beautiful way up high like that.

Thank Erinn C
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Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

We are fromFlorida....the ride is very different and unique. , but the ride is very slow and nice to enjoy the view. My down was once you get up there is nothing to see or do. :-((.

Thank Mariejbn
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

We live in florida and be in the area for vacations , we get this attraction 28 minutes before next trip carrying a prepaid ticket , the drivers told us to wait and by that time another couple came
Once they call we went to the window to validated the tickets 10' apart from the train and the left with only 2 persons aboard
The lady saw every thing and she didn't say any thing
After that she just said am sorry I cannot do any thing ,you have to wait another trip in 45 minutes
From the time they call to the time they left it was like 2 minutes
For me never ever back

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our ride on the incline railway! I recommend parking at the bottom ($2.00 to park all day) and riding up -- the end of the incline is so steep that it scared me a little.....you can see Chattanooga out of the glass ceiling of the car! I did not see the trashy backyards mentioned in other reviews. In fact, most of the homes looked newly renovated. The recording of the history that plays during the ride is very interesting.

At the top, there is a gift shop and snack bar that serves fudge. :-) Walk through the gift shop, take a right, and walk 3 short blocks to Point Park -- the park and views are beautiful, and the museum is full of neat period photos of soldiers on the mountain. It is $3 per person to enter the park.

The train leaves every 20-30 minutes. At the bottom, they serve funnel cakes in the summer; but not in the off-season. :-( Other than that minor disappointment, I thoroughly enjoyed the incline railway and its nearby attractions.

2  Thank MobilianMom
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