Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain , Chattanooga
About Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain , Chattanooga
Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain , Chattanooga - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350 (Top station); 3917 St. Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37409 (Bottom Station)
Ticket Price: 15 USD
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
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Wondering what is the most fun thing to do in Chattanooga? Aboard the incline’s trolley-style cars and take a tour through the scenic beauty of the historic Lookout Mountain, the surrounding mountains and valleys from the windows of the train as the trolley car running on the 72.7% grade of track takes you in the cloud. Yes! The track is that steep and is said to be the steepest passenger railway of the world. The top station of this Incline Railway lets you get the best panoramic view of the Tennessee Valley from the free observation deck. From the station, you can walk a while and see the many historical points related to the Civil War. For instance, Battles of Chattanooga Electric Map & Museum and Point Park and Centennial Photo Exhibit can be visited from the top station.
Hence, if you wish to enjoy the eternal beauty of Chattanooga, take a ride on this ‘America’s most amazing mile’.
Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain Information
- The timings are subject to change without notice.
- Ample parking lot at the St. Elmo Station.
- Pets are not allowed.
- Electric wheelchairs are not permitted because of limited space and the design of the Incline railcar. Manual wheel chairs are permitted but must be folded and carried onto the Incline car.
Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain Ticket Prices
- Children (3-12) - $7
- Children (2 years and under) –free
- Seniors (65 and above) - $7.50
- Discount Triple Play (includes Ruby falls, Rock city, Incline Railway) - $48.90 (adults), $25.90 (children 3-12)
- Group rates - $11.20 (adults), $5.60(children 3-12)
Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain Opening and Closing Hours
- Given timing is for the stations from Monday to Sunday.
- Jan - Feb :- 10am - 6pm
- Mar – May :- 9am - 6pm (weekdays); 9am - 7pm ( weekends)
- Aug 9th (Memorial Day):- 8:30am - 9:30pm
- Aug 10th ( Labor Day):- 9am - 7pm (weekdays), 9am - 9:30pm (weekends)
- Sep 7 - Nov 1 :- 9am - 6pm(weekdays); 9am - 7pm(weekends)
- Nov – Dec :- 10am - 6pm
- Last Round Trip is one hour prior to closing time.
How To reach Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain by Public Transport
- By car
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Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain , Chattanooga Reviews - Write a Review
If I could give it zero stars I would. I checked out the website and saw that the incline railway is open until 9:30pm so I planned my trip into Chattanooga from out of state to make sure I would have plenty of time to make it to this attraction with enough time to ride it up and down the mountain. My four year old loves trains. It's his favorite thing in the whole world. As we pulled into the parking lot at 6:45pm he sees one of the trains coming down the mountain into the station. We walk up to the ticket booth and ask for 3 tickets. The booth attendant informs me that the last train ride for 7pm is booked and no more rides will be happening after that. At this time, I have to inform my four year old he can't ride the incline railway after him waiting patiently through a whole day's car ride to get here. The whole point I choose to stay overnight in Chattanooga is because of the incline railway. Had the website had accurate information, I would have chosen another city to stay that was closer to my destination.
I didn't really hate the inclined railway, I just thought it was expensive for the equivalent of the 20-30 min round trip (excluding the lines). The mechanics of the rail are definitely neat. The views were not great, but didn't realize the top station was near point park (we drove there later). If you go during the week and lines are short, I would recommend parking at the bottom station, walk to point park, and return. Just give yourself time to catch the return train (probably need at least 3-4 hrs). For train buffs it is probably worth it. For families with a kid interested in trains, look into taking a ride from the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum for only a few dollars more.
We regretted spending money on this. You need to wait for the tram, it's slow, there is nothing to see, and there isn't anything to do at the bottom. We ate lunch at a restaurant and then headed back up because that was basically it. Instead go and take the tram up Pike's Peak or something where you get an amazing view. I would skip this and Ruby Falls but do Rock City which is amazing.
Um...it was ok. I was expecting a great view of a valley but all I could see at the bottom was the view of a shopping mall parking lot. Even during the ride..the view on each side of the tracks was the backyard of people's houses. After reaching the top...there was an observation deck and gift shop. The observation deck was spectacular. That's when I realized we could have driven to the top....saved money...and seen the same view. I was disappointed and would only suggest driving to the top to see the view. Save your money!
Not a round-trip ticket! You cannot simply ride it both ways. You must get off and go to the end of the line for your return trip. That's double jeopardy on a busy day. We were informed it would be a :45 wait from the top, but one we got to the bottom it'd be another 2:30 wait. Kids were crying. Ticket lady said that makes it only fair for those that wish to get off and walk around, so everyone must. They did refund our tickets. Won't be back.
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