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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

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Address: 827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350
Phone Number: +1 423-629-1473
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Known as “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” The Incline’s trolley-style cars...

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.

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I purchased the 3-attraction pass (Ruby Falls, Rock City and Lookout Railway). To avoid the time drain of summer crowds and long lines, I visited during the last few hours of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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East Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Pretty steep trip up and down the mountain side. We enjoyed our ride and the view. Great history lesson in the mean time. We saw, we conquered and no longer wonder why all the signs are posted on the interstate! Good for a one time visit, but will probably go back when our younger kids get older.

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Loudon, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I were on a filed trip in Chattanooga yesterday and visited the Incline Railway before heading back home. We enjoyed our short ride up and down the mountain. The views are beautiful and she was amazed (she's 7). It's a little pricey but very beautiful during the fall season change.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There is nothing exciting about this ride. If you are visiting Chattanooga over a weekend and you have tight schedule then better to ignore this. The complete to and fro took almost 4 hours during July long weekend and the ride just lasted 15 minutes. Most of the time we waited in the queue.

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jacksonville fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We bought the package to see Ruby Falls, Rock City and the Incline Railroad and it was absolutely worth it. The incline was more fun than I expected. Its better going up than it is going down but the scenery was pretty cool and the history lesson was even better. It is worth doing.

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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lookout Mountain Incline Railway is at least a mile high the views at the top were breathtaking. The steep stairs were at a 70 % incline getting into the car. Our trip took 15 minutes up and 15 minutes back. They have two cars that make this trip, one goes up and one goes down...they pass each other midway. This... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I purchased the 3-attraction pass (Ruby Falls, Rock City and Lookout Railway). To avoid the time drain of summer crowds and long lines, I visited during the last few hours of the day on a Sunday from the 'bottom' at St. Elmo. Parking is easy in/easy out from this end and I was able to walk up and board the... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a must-do. There are two locations to board.... the top and bottom. The top is preferable because it is a better area. The downside is that the parking is tricky up there. If you can't get a spot in the front you will ha e to park on the sides of the street with are metered. One of... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

this is a nice ride down the mountain...the train is awesome and the views are amazing...really enjoyed doing this..

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Holiday, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought this was a wonderful ride. It's only gave me a view of the entire city and it was quite exhilarating. On the other hand, If you fear heights, this may scare you to death.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was awesome and exhilarating at the same time. Being such a steep incline you almost feel you are going to slide out of your seat since you are facing to the rear there by allowing you to lean away from the seat and when you get to the top and are stopped and look out the rear of the... More 

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