Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain

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  • Address: 827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350 (Top station); 3917 St. Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37409 (Bottom Station), United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4238214224
  • Ticket Price: 15 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Entertainment, Family And Kids, Train Ride

Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain - Review

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.

Train schedule:

  • 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 Address: 827 East Brow Road, Chattanooga, TN 37350 (Top station); 3917 St. Elmo Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37409 (Bottom Station), United States
  • Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain Contact Number: +1-4238214224
  • Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain Timing: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain Price: 15 USD
  • Best time to visit Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Chattanooga include Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain in their plan

  • 37.67% of people start their Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain

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Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain , Chattanooga Reviews

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  • This is awesome! It's a historic landmark and railway used for different reasons back in the late 1900's. It was once used for transportation of school kids who lived atop the mountain, and attended school in the valley. It's a very beautiful and scenic trip from the bottom to the top, and back down. The car you ride on has a glass top, so you are able to view the surrounding area and the beautiful scenery. This is a must, and is enjoyable by all who ride it. The steep incline really is steep and gives you a rush of excitement when raising higher and higher atop the incline. A must do!

  • Park at your own risk!! If your from out of state pay attention to building in the center of parking lot. I didn't know I had to pay for parking until I had a ticket on my truck. $2 turns into $11 vary quickly. Not worried about paying the $11. Just think that there should be more signs. And I'm sure I'm not the only one. I understand the city has to have a piece of the pie.

  • While visiting Tennessee, we stopped to ride the Incline Railway on a whim. It was neat to hear the history of the railway during the ride. But the best part is the view as you go up. It just gets better and wider as you go up. If you are afraid of heights, this isn't for you. You are in a car similar to a metro or lightrail car, but the grade of the tracks is so steep it is reminiscent of a roller coaster, but without the speed. The car goes up the mountain slow and steady. Once you're at the top you can go up to an overlook, or down to the wheel room to see the huge wheel and cables that pull the car up the mountain. During a long day out and about, this is a great stop to get in more sightseeing while resting your feet.

  • While the ride itself is neat, especially for kids, the experience on a whole is disappointing. The ride is relatively short, but the lines are incredibly long. The cars move pretty slowly, which makes the wait excruciatingly long. The view from the top is nice, but you can literally drive up and see it yourself for free. The price is also quite high considering all of these factors. If you decide to go, get there early. As in RIGHT WHEN THEY OPEN. The lines literally grow within the first hour. When you get to the top, don't spend too much time looking around, cause everyone going up will be trying to get back down. Despite arriving 30 minutes after opening, I waited 30 minutes to get on and over an hour to get down.

  • Spectacular views! We started at the top, road down & enjoyed some ice cream. After returning to the top, we really enjoyed the views. One group we road with was extremely noisy & we couldn't hear any of the audio or the operator. Maybe a little speech at beginning by operator to remind others to be mindful of other passengers paying for the experience.

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