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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

827 E Brow Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37350-1009
+1 423-821-4224
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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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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827 E Brow Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37350-1009
+1 423-821-4224

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It was a nice easy ride. It was not amazing or anything. I would recommend going from the top down to the bottom first. You get a better sense for how steep the incline is and also because the seats in the car all face...More

Thank 106nicole
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not for faint of heart. Lol. I don’t get the other complaint. Got to ride a unique historical train. Cafe pretty good up top. 30 min later rode down. Never did something like this before. Def recommend. Pretty cool.

Thank kazu79
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not may people get to experience this but we did while visiting Chattanooga Winter Storm Benji came into town and gave us a amazing scenery

Thank corollaclub98
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went early morning to avoid the rush. The car faces the bottom of the slope so that's the way you travel backwards. Still enjoyable. Once at the top you I have been told can see six states on a good day. Not sure if we...More

Thank Dave O
Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks a little scary and at first my husband and I said "no I don't think we are doing this", then our 9 year old said "oh yes we are". We did the round trip and are all glad we did it! Very unique...More

Thank KandD07
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tallest in the world they say. Not something a person with a fear of heights would enjoy but it is definitely unique. They need to get rid of or train CJ better. He doesn't seem to enjoy his job of operating the train. Walk...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty neat. Worth 15 bucks. View was great. What we did find out is to leave to station at the top and walk to point park np just a short distance away. It’s only 5 bucks a person compared to 20 bucks a person at...More

Thank mrenthusi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought the package deal and did this after Ruby Falls. We started at the top where the wait was only around 10 minutes. The ride down was neat and filled with nice views but nothing really different than you would see at other spots...More

Thank mochajoe8587
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It lives 100% to its name. The incline at 72 degrees gradient is really dazzling and the lovely and fantastic and fabulous country side as you drop down the face of the cliff. The people who built it - well kudos to their excellence. A...More

Thank Ramachandran V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can start at the bottom and go up, or vice versa. On the trip down, try to sit in the front of the car because the steep descent is great. This is the steepest working incline and kids love it. There’s an affordable fudge...More

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6 April 2017|
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Response from VASAFARI | Reviewed this property |
We parked up at the top near Point Park, took the Incline down & had lunch (Purple Daisy fabulous!), then took it back up again. Parking at top was easy & the meters were free when we were there a few weeks ago. But you can... More
5 April 2017|
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Response from Beth_McD05 | Reviewed this property |
Both the Incline Railway and Rock City are on Lookout Mountain, but they are in two different locations on the mountain and are about a 15 minute drive away from one another. The Incline Railway is on the TN side of... More
Linda K
6 March 2017|
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Response from MPJ525 | Reviewed this property |
The incline railroad only takes 15 minutes each way.