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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

827 E Brow Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37350-1009
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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.
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827 E Brow Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37350-1009
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Long wait to get on. About 5 minutes to get to the top. Then along wait to ride back down. The experience was nice.

Thank joeannpage1997
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Families with young kids and tourists. Hokey but overall well done. Informative narrative on the incline car; interesting photos on history of the attraction. Lacked information and pictures about the construction of the Incline-people and machines

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was my 2nd time doing the Incline Railway, the 1st in many years. The history and engineering of it are pretty cool, but as other reviewers state, there is not much to see during the ride. Also, it is kind of difficult on those...More

Thank GaryvM
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I don’t think that the visit was worth it. The view from inside the rail car wasn’t anything worth talking about. There was just a lot of bushes on either side of the rail car. Definitely a waste of money

Thank Jennifer A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was an exciting ride up Lookout Mountain. Very informative and historic. The ride up and down the mountain provided beautiful vistas as did the observation deck at the top. Wish we had known we could have walked to Point Park and rode the Incline...More

Thank Stephen S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Luckily, I did not have to wait in any crazy lines to board at the top or the bottom. However, I was on a train full of very loud 6th graders on the way up. I was unable to really hear any of the audio...More

Thank stacymh12
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the day we rode the Incline, it was a clear day and you could see forever!! The ride up and down is so much fun. The car is clear so the ride is full of views all over!!

Thank Traci S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The history here is Amazing ammed just a short walk to Battle field park. It was freezing when we went and no heaters on the trains. The views are beautiful and the gift shop had plenty of variety and the sweet shop was my favorite....More

Thank Cindy W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode up to the lookout and there is a gift shop with snacks at the top. 9ther than that it was a lot of money to ride up and look around and come. Back down.it was a good experience though the railway is kind...More

Thank 79Jennyb1979
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only go here IF you are interested in taking the incline. It's $15/pp round-trip. I enjoyed it. I have been on an incline before. There is just something nostalgic about it. You can see the same views if you drive up. Not much up there....More

Thank rosierules
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JILL F
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
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ChristinaF201
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
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Linda K
6 March 2017|
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Response from MPJ525 | Reviewed this property |
The incline railroad only takes 15 minutes each way.
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