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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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09:00 - 18:00
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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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Very unique ride!

First of all, I'm terrified of heights and didn't think I would be able to do this, but have done it twice now. The pictures don't do it justice. This cable car is literally... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Manvel, Texas

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Manvel, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

First of all, I'm terrified of heights and didn't think I would be able to do this, but have done it twice now. The pictures don't do it justice. This cable car is literally hanging, vertically, off the side of the mountain. It slowly descends and gradually levels out to a gentler incline as you get about halfway down. Then... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

2 adults, 3 kids $64 plus parking (and snacks while you wait in the almost hour line to get back to your car). One time experience and done. No need to come back.

Thank J_Family2014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 

Thank Gina C
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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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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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 2 weeks 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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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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