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Incline Railway Lookout Mountain

Chattanooga, TN

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Address: 3917 St Elmo Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37409, USA How do we get there? Number: 800.825.8366
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About this activity

Lookout Mountain is not only in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, it also has a super fun incline railway that the whole family can enjoy! 

"What's at the top?" we hear you ask. Well, we're glad you did ask! When at the top, there are a number of Civil War points of interest, which is great for those kids expanding their already amazing education. There are museums and parks, and all just a few blocks from the top station!

It's not just at the top that Lookout Mountain has fun attractions to offer. At the bottom in St. Elmo, there are shops, restaurants, and unique attractions like homemade candle-making!

Then there is the ride itself. Known as "America's Most Amazing Mile", the Incline Railway lets you ride in the fun trolley-style cars that take you through the amazing beauty of Lookout Mountain, and give you a chance to learn all about the history.

Don't forget about the incline - at 72.7% grade straight up - it's quite a ride! There are scenic views of the mountains, and of course the views from the observation station at the top.

Chattanooga is a very cool city, so why not get to the top of it’s world and check it out on a much grander scale! The kids will love the incline of the tracks, and it certainly something that they won’t be forgetting in a hurry!

Lookout for that family fun - it’s Incline Railway time at Lookout Mountain! 

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How much does it cost?



$15 round trip



$7 round trip (Ages 3 to 12)


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Incline Railway Lookout Mountain FAQ’s

They want you to have fun but they also want you to be safe, so the cars are fully enclosed

The incline has a snack bar and a dining area at the station - and homemade ice cream at St. Elmo station!

Lookout Mountain also has Rock City Gardens and Ruby Falls as great attractions, and if you want to visit all 3 there are great discounts on combo tickets

There are gift shops at both stations so save those pennies and pick yourself up something fun!

They offer group discounts for 20 or more so why not bring the students out for the day and enjoy the view, history and adventure!

Make sure you have bottled water on you so you can stay hydrated

Electric wheelchairs are not permitted, but regular wheelchairs are if they are carried into the car. This means you do need to be able to get in and out of the car without your wheelchair

The ride lasts about 15 minutes!

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