We decided to make this part of a three attraction day around Lookout Mountain. We parked at the bottom, paid the $2 for all day parking, and proceeded to the station. We had our picture taken by one of the train staff members and then waited only 10 minutes for the next train to go up the mountain. The view is spectacular and as you ride up backwards, you can feel yourself sitting straight up by the time you reach about halfway. Our 9 year old daughter was giggling and pointing the entire way up and down. For variety, we sat in the back on the way up and at the front on the way down. It gave an interesting perspective being at either end of the car.
Once at the top we had the opportunity to purchase our picture taken at the bottom and it was an inexpensive souvenir of our ride. We then walked the 3 blocks to Point Park, the National Civil War Monument and toured that in about 45 minutes. The walk back to the Incline Railway was peaceful. Once we got to the upper station, the 10 minute wait for another car down was a bit chilly because the wind was blowing. But the view, even from the station, is breath-taking.
This is a great attraction and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a leisurely, exciting ride.
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