Visit Anakeesta in Gatlinburg
One of the biggest and most significant new things to come into Gatlinburg in the last few years has been the Anakeesta Theme Park Village in the highlands overlooking the city. We now have two attractions you can spend a few hours at that you can enjoy a gondola ride up on up to and they compliment each other very well – Ober Gatlinburg and Anakeesta’s park offerings do not overlap very much, so you would be able to enjoy one and the other on the same day and still get a wide variety of sights, sounds and fun high above the parkway!
So what is Anakeesta like? Here’s what their website says:
“Your journey begins here… at Anakeesta where we have created a unique outdoor family experience by immersing guests of all ages in the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors.
Our Gatlinburg-based theme park is a great family value! Admission to Anakeesta includes a scenic ride via the Chondola ride or choose to experience our Ridge Rambler adventure trucks to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you enter our magical Firefly Village. Enjoy spectacular views of downtown Gatlinburg along the way. At the top, you’ll experience majestic scenic views of Mt. LeConte, quaint gift shops and casual dining at our Smokehouse BBQ food truck or savory pastries, hot drinks, and of course ice cream at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky. Look for our new mountaintop restaurant, which features a delicious menu, full-service bar, and outdoor seating. Cliff Top Grill & Bar is named after the majestic mountain peaks that serve as the backdrop to our dining pavilion, making it the perfect spot to watch the sunset!
Stroll along the Treetop Skywalk 40’–60’ feet above the forest floor and discover over 800′ of connected skybridges, then explore our whimsical Treehouse Village Adventure with the kids. Follow the Memorial Forest Walk to learn about the November 2016 fire and how it impacted our ‘mountain strong’ community, and discover our new and interactive Vista Gardens botanical walk that features 1,700′ of walking trails that meander through lush gardens filled with a variety of flowers, plants, and sculptures like our 20′ Willow Man.
For even more excitement purchase tickets on our Dueling Zipline Adventure and race side-by-side with friends on over 3,500′ of lines soaring 125′ above the ground. At each challenge tower, you will experience the thrill of rappelling to your next zip course. Everyone will enjoy racing down the mountainside on the Rail Runner, the only single-rail coaster in the United States!
We invite you to join us at Anakeesta—be inspired by nature, enjoy time with family and friends, and discover the magic in the mountains.”
Anakeesta’s items of interest include:
* Treetop Skywalk
* Dueling Zipline
* Treehouse Village Adventure
* Gem Mining
* Rail Runner
* Cliff Top Grill & Bar
* Pearl’s Pie in the Sky
* Anakeesta Smokehouse BBQ
* Memorial Forest Walk
See more on Anakeesta at https://www.anakeesta.com/.