Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga

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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
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About Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga

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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  • 95% of people who visit Chattanooga include Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain in their plan

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Incline Railway Of The Lookout Mountain , Chattanooga Reviews

  • This is Tyler's No Nonsense Review: The Lookout Mountain Incline is a rail car that travels to and from the top of Lookout Mountain. The idea itself is a cool idea and it offers some pretty views, but I would recommend skipping this attraction. The rail cars that you are traveling in are in very poor condition and could use a major upgrade. It was also very unclear when the trains would be leaving when we first arrived. The ride only last about 10 minutes making it hard to justify the cost. I would recommend spending your time at nearby Ruby Falls or Rock City and enjoy the views there.

  • The downhill ride itself was ok with attractive scenery and a nice history lesson but that is where it ends. When arriving at the bottom of the mountain we were told there would be a minimum wait time of 45 minutes before we could ride back up to where we parked. We were told by the employees working the ride that we could go shop and explore the area but there would be no guarantee when we finished the wait would be any shorter or longer. The Incline should really disclose this prior to selling a family with small children tickets. Very disappointed!

  • One of a kind experience! It takes you straight up the side of lookout mountain in a rail car and let's you see amazing views you could only see in this instance. Once you are at the top, you can walk around and look off the mountain at all the scenery and downtown Chattanooga. Amazing place by far.

  • We Loved it :) Boarding was scary just because of the sharp incline. At times the ride was scary (no noises or anything just the plunging/rising view), but we felt safe, and the ride went great! Make sure you have your cameras ready :) We had a small break, so hubby and I took a walk to the stores across the street, and made it back in time. The conductors were pleasant, and stores by the platform were just lovely :) We got tickets through the hotel package, and was able to do several things including the sunset cruise, Ruby Falls, and Chattanooga Zoo.

  • It was okay. If you have been to rock city then you saw pretty much the same view. You just ride the train down and then get off and wait for it to go back up. Looking back I would have saved the money. It's $15 for a round trip ticket. The incline system itself is very impressive. It was a cool experience but I won't do it again.

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