The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Chattanooga

3.5
Tour · Scenic Railroad
Climbing from historic Chattanooga to the top of its namesake mountain at a grade of more than 72 percent, The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway represents both convenient transportation and one of the steepest rail routes on the planet. It was developed after the Civil War and opened in 1895 as a much more efficient method for getting residents the 1.6 km (1 mi) to the resort at the summit of Lookout Mountain. At the top, you'll be rewarded with views of the city. The funicular car offers large viewing windows for passengers. On the way down, you'll have a good view of the city's St. Elmo district. The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Not sure if it was worth it. Nice view from up top but not much to do at the top. At the starting point below, there’s an ice cream shop and some nearby restaurants. The ride itself was interesting...  more »
  • My 9 and 11 yr old and I thought this was fun. The 72.7 % grade was exciting. Definitely give yourself a full hour on top to be able to enjoy point park fully and maybe walk around to see the homes...  more »
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  • Beautiful, breathtaking views from Lookout Mountain. The Incline Train is lots of fun, especially when it goes straight (almost), up and then down. A plus candy shop at the top with lots of fudge and an assortment of other sweet treats. We waited in line for about 20 minutes both going up and coming down. Parking is about $2 and you will need your license plate, so take a picture of it so you have it. We were easily able to take beautiful pictures. Check it out while in Chattanooga.
  • I enjoyed my view from the train cart. It's absolutely breathtaking seeing all the beauty of nature around you. However, the train cart looked as if it hadn't been updated in decades. It was extremely hot and muggy. The tickets were decently priced. But, with the amount of income they're bringing in it would be nice for them to bring the train cart up to date. Maybe even add air conditioning/heat to make a comfortable ride in all elements. Overall, the view that you get to see is worth the money that you spend. It would have been such a more pleasant overall experience if was more updated and comfortable
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