Anakeesta: Gatlinburg's Most Talked About Attraction

Anakeesta: Gatlinburg's Most Talked About Attraction!

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There's beauty and adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains and you'll find plenty of both at Anakeesta, a unique outdoor family experience in Gatlinburg, TN. Explore this grand and magical mountain paradise that includes a scenic Chondola ride, spectacular mountain views, a 16-bridge tree canopy walk, a dueling zipline adventure, mountain coaster, lush gardens, savoring dining options, quaint gift shops and much more. Here's your chance to experience the majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains while making family memories of a lifetime.

Anakeesta: Popular Attractions

Anakeesta Chondola

Begin your adventure aboard the scenic Chondola. You can choose an open air, 4-person chair with safety bar or an enclosed gondola cabin that seats 6. The ride takes you up 600-feet to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you'll discover extraordinary views of Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas, plus the whimsical Firefly Village.

Anakeesta Tree Canopy

Tree Canopy Walk
Experience a bird's eye view on the scenic tree canopy walk, a stroll from 40' to 60' above the forest floor! Enjoy your surroundings while walking the 16 connected sky bridges, all suspended from the trees. Each bridge leads to an observation platform offering amazing views and educational, interpretive signage

Anakeesta Treehouse

Treehouse Village Playground
Children will love this unique treehouse adventure offering both physical and educational elements. The treehouse village is interconnected by brides with different challenges designed to build strength and confidence. Kids can navigate a plank, walk a maze, crawl through a tub net or take a log walk to an elevated bird nest.

Anakeesta Dueling Zipline

Dueling Zipline
Soar through the treetops, more than 150-feet above ground. Glide side-by-side, racing with friends and family, on the Anakeesta Dueling Zipline Adventure. You'll find three thrilling ziplines and two fun-filled 50-foot rappel drops (to a cushioned platform below), offering extraordinary views of the Smoky Mountain landscape from high above the forest floor.

Anakeesta Mountain Coaster

Mountain Coaster
Experience a thrilling race through the trees and down the mountainside on the Rail Runner Mountain Coaster. This single rail coaster sends you on an exhilarating ride at speeds of 25 mph while a 400-foot elevation change. Ride solo or tandem with a small child through 1,600 feet of downhill twists and turns. Then enjoy a scenic ride back up the mountain.

Anakeesta Gem Mining

Gem Mining
Try your luck as a gem minor and see if you can strike it rich! Kids will enjoy the fun experience of gem mining at an interactive waterfall and sluice where they can search for a special fossil or gemstone.

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  • 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 - located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg at traffic light #5

  • Opens daily at 10:00 am. Closing hours are subject to change.

  • Admission is good for all-day access. Purchase a ticket after 5 pm and return free the following day.

    Adults (age 12-59): $19.99

    Children (age 4-11): $15.99

    Seniors (age 60+): $17.99

    Prices do not include tax. Admission includes Chondola ride, elevated 16-bridge Tree Canopy Walk, Children's Treehouse Village Playground, Vista Gardens Walk, Memorial Forest Walk, shopping & dining opportunities at Firefly Village. Rail Runner and Zipline are available at an extra charge.

While at the top of Anakeesta Mountain, you can also stroll through the magical Firefly Village where you'll find a variety of quaint treehouse-themed shops and dining options. Enjoy numerous scenic overlooks and a nearly 360-degree panoramic view of the Great Smoky Mountains, including spectacular views of Mt. LeConte and downtown Gatlinburg. You'll also find the Memorial Forest Walk, a stroll through the charred forest that serves as a reminder of the brave men and women who fought the devastating fire that damaged more than 17,000 acres of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the city of Gatlinburg on Nov. 28, 2016.

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