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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway

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Address: 827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350
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423-821-4224
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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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Not as scary as you think

It's the steepest incline railway in the southeast for sure. There's a good little part where you are going to want to hold on. The cars have panoramic windows for the best views... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's the steepest incline railway in the southeast for sure. There's a good little part where you are going to want to hold on. The cars have panoramic windows for the best views. At the top and the bottom there are gift shops. The fudge from the shop at the top is delicious. Even on a cloudy day, riding through... More 

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Thomson, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the trip on the incline on a foggy day due to rain would really recommend doing it on a clear day .

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth taking the leisurely ride down and back up the hill. If you are not a fan of heights its probably not for you. Very scenic passing though the trees and bush

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I rate this as 4 stars because I think $15 for 20 min. of fun is a little pricey. The ride is fun, unique and informative. The car could use a renovation as multiple seats were looking pretty rough. This is heated in the winter. Fun experience.

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Thank Louames
Mission, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went and it was very interesting. It would be spectacular in the fall! Even though I'm not a fan of heights, I had fun.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Riding the incline up Lookout Mountain is as scary as any roller coaster. And once you get to the top, take a look around at the Battleground Park and the beautiful homes. It is amazing to me that the first incline was built over 100 years ago-now that is American ingenuity. Take your kids on it, they will love it-take... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If youre in Chattanooga or up Lookout Mountain, you have to go on the incline railway. As some people have mentioned, the carriage could do with an update as it is a little "tired", but because of that it feels very authentic. It is an impressive ride as the angle is extreme !

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Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must for first time visitors to Chattanooga. I was disappointed that many of the seats have lost their covering (you sit on metal) and the windows in one of the cars is fogged. If you took that car one way you'd miss half of the view. For what they charge for admission, they should definitely update the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband has an interest in trains so this had to be a stop in our tour. I have to say I don't have an interest in any kind of transport as long as it gets me to where I want to go. However, this little railway is fun, interesting and worth a stop off to see how a single... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The incline railroad up to Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga, TN is billed as the world's steepest passenger railway. It may be an engineering marvel but it is not well cared for. The day we rode it at least a third of the seats were unusable due to being wet from rain leaking into the car from the glass windows in... More 

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