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, Chattanooga Edition.
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  • We enjoyed the ride to the top of Lookout Mountain and then back down the steep incline. Got some really cool pictures too. The Kids loved it and it is not too expensive!  more »
  • Definitely worth a trip up the mountain in the incline car. Very steep but only a short trip, but very worth doing.  more »

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