Incline Valentine Still Planned

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Lookout Mountain Incline Railway, known as "America's Most Amazing Mile" is celebrating its reopening with a Valentine for Chattanoogans.  The Incline Railway will be offering free round trip rides all day for area residents on Friday, Valentine's Day.

"We wanted to celebrate our reopening by reminding residents of the area how much we love it when they visit us," said Lisa Maragnano, executive director for CARTA.  "We are offering free rides from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to folks that live in Bradley, Catoosa, Dade, Hamilton, Marion, Rhea, Walker and Whitfield counties."

In addition to free entry to the Incline, residents can get a free sample of fudge at the top station as part of their 'sweet' excursion up and down Lookout Mountain.  The Incline Railway recently underwent some seasonal repairs and is in top operating condition for the upcoming spring break and summer tourist seasons, said officials.


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