More Fun at the Incline

There are plenty of fun things to do, both in downtown Chattanooga and atop Lookout Mountain! 


Follow the signs to the Rock City side of Lookout Mountain and locate and park in the Incline lower station in historic St. Elmo. Browse through the unique gift shops at the Incline lower station and enjoy seasonal music before you board on your journey up the world’s steepest Incline Railway.
Plan some time during your visit to explore the exciting attractions near the Incline’s lower and upper stations.

Up Top: Explore Lookout Mountain Attractions


At the Top Station, enjoy the gorgeous panoramic views of the Chattanooga Valley from the observation deck, then grab some fudge or a souvenir from the gift shop. After you’ve taken your share of photos, explore the other attractions located atop Lookout Mountain. You can step back into time and learn about the area’s Civil War history or experience the area’s natural beauty.

Point Park

Part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Point Park is the site of the pivotal Battle Above the Clouds in the fall of 1863 that helped give Union troops control of Chattanooga.

5-minute walk from the Incline

Battles for Chattanooga
Electric Map & Museum

Learn more about Lookout Mountain’s Civil War history at this museum featuring an electric map presentation of Chattanooga’s major battles and a collection of relics and weapons.

5-minute walk from the Incline

Rock City

See natural wonders, including ancient rock formations and flowering gardens, then experience panoramic views of seven states and the wonders of Fairyland Caverns at this iconic attraction.

8-minute drive from the Incline

Ruby Falls

Take a guided tour of this famous cave and waterfall located 1,120 feet below the surface of Lookout Mountain and see for yourself why it’s been a popular Chattanooga attraction since 1930.

7-minute drive from the Incline

Down Below: Historic St. Elmo

After you disembark at the Incline’s Lower Station, take some time to explore historic St. Elmo. The town of St. Elmo is home to an eclectic collection of shops, restaurants and attractions, all within a few blocks of the Incline. Some of the things you’ll find include microwbrewery tours, fresh flowers, homemade candles, and fresh burritos.

Clumpies Ice Cream 

Named one of the best ice cream shops in America by Thrillist, try some iconic Chattanooga ice cream at the Clumpies St. Elmo shop at the Incline’s Lower Station! This premium craft ice cream is made with only the best ingredients using a micro-batching process, and is known for a unique variety of flavor combinations!

1 minute from the Incline

International Towing & Recovery Hall of Fame

This museum highlights the history of towing and recovery and houses a collection of tow trucks and equipment that dates back to 1916.

2 minutes from the Incline

Downtown Chattanooga Attractions

The Incline and St. Elmo are just minutes from all the excitement and attractions in downtown Chattanooga, TN. While you’re in town, don’t miss these must-see sights in the Scenic City!

Creative Discovery Museum

The Creative Discovery Museum encourages children to learn and explore through an assortment of fun, interactive exhibits.

7 minutes from the Incline

Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater

One of Chattanooga’s most popular attractions, the Tennessee Aquarium is home to an array of fresh and saltwater animals, including otters, penguins, sharks, and stingrays. After exploring the aquarium, catch a larger-than-life movie at the IMAX 3D Theater

10 minutes from the Incline

Hunter Museum of American

Sitting on a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, this museum houses a collection of American art that dates back to the Colonial period.

11 minutes from the Incline