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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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Steepest Incline, Great Experience

We started at the bottom of the incline, where you can park for $2. It’s a 10 minute ride each way... read more

Reviewed today
New Jersey

The Incline railway is fantastic!, The view from the top is spectacular. Engineering marvel. They... read more

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Georgetown, Ohio
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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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  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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827 E Brow Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37350-1009
+1 423-821-4224

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Reviewed today

We started at the bottom of the incline, where you can park for $2. It’s a 10 minute ride each way in a non-air-conditioned trolley car...keep this in mind during your summer travels. You may want to ride the incline in the am when temperatures...More

Thank LMHNewJersey
Reviewed today

The Incline railway is fantastic!, The view from the top is spectacular. Engineering marvel. They have a great deal when you see all 3 attractions, Incline, Rock City, and Ruby falls. Great trio that is inexpensive and a treat.

Thank SherBear19
Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our ride! Neat to see the mountain and the views from the top. Short walk to the battlefield and a neat neighborhood to explore. Neat place to see!

Thank 86MissyJ
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took the incline railway to the top of Lookout Mountain and Point Park. The kids were a little scared going up, but were fine going down. Great views of Chattanooga were available from the observation deck and Point Park.

Thank Clint C
Reviewed 3 days ago

I ride this quite often when staying in or passing threw Chattanooga. The wait for the ride and down can be well over an hour so try hitting it early in the morning or just hope that you will get lucky any other time. Gorgeous...More

Thank austinc364
Reviewed 3 days ago

Park at bottom for $2 , it's machine so take change. Straight on to the carriage, a narration on the way up gives information, just enough to be interesting. Take a look in the engine rooms and the marvellous views. Once through the gift shop...More

Thank jobow6
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this. Beautiful view from the incline. At the top of the incline, a short walk down the street to an old battlefield.

Thank ZinskiFam
Reviewed 6 days ago

The fact that the railway is the steepest railway in the US is really cool. We waited an hour and to be honest we could have skipped it for that kind of wait. Also, at the top and bottom of the railway there wasn't much...More

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The experience was very nice going up and down, but waiting to get to the top, 40 minutes, and to get back down to your car, one hour was not so great. It's very popular, so go with the flow.

Thank Mll300
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visit this attraction often. It never gets old! With the fall colors it is totally beautiful in a different way than summer. And winter, if it snows, will be another different kind of beautiful. The view at the top is magnificent! You will hear...More

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C begin the journey from the top and end back up there or are you required to begin at the bottom?
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
Is lookout mountain and rock city two different places?
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
How long does the tour take
6 March 2017|
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Response from MPJ525 | Reviewed this property |
The incline railroad only takes 15 minutes each way.