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The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, Chattanooga

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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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  • My family and I loved the experience! The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. That incline is crazy steep but the view at the top is breathtaking! Nice gift shop with great keep sakes. The speed of the train/trolley is not that fast so if you are concerned about motion, don't worry cause it's not a roller coaster. You might feel your ears pop from the altitude and the incline and the tip will make you hold onto something but other than that, it was a great visit. I would ride again!
  • Excellent local attraction. The views are incredible. Reasonable pricing. Cute gift shop. Very clean and well-maintained. There isn’t any air circulation in the rail cars, so I don’t recommend going on a hot day. There were deer and other wildlife right by the tracks. Parking is $2.45 for the whole day.

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