Anakeesta is a must!
If traveling to the Great Smokey Mountains, you will quickly approach the gleaming, new wood structure that catches your eye on the left hand side of Gatlinburg!
Anakeesta outdoor Family theme park was named the BEST attraction of the year in Tennessee!Your journey begins with a scenic ride from Downtown Gatlinburg to the summit of Anakeesta on the Chondola’s open-air 4-person chair or enclosed 6-person gondola cabin. From there, guests can enjoy the Treetop Skybridge on 16 hanging bridges more than 50 feet in the air, soar through the trees on Gatlinburg’s fastest dual-racing zip lines with heart-pounding rappel drops, ride the Rail Runner, the first single rail gravity fed mountain coaster in the United States! Climb through the Treehouse Village Adventure with the kids then discover treasures while mining for gems. Ready for a more relaxed pace? Stroll through the Memorial Forest Walk then explore Anakeesta’s beautifully landscaped Vista Gardens with interpretive signs or find a spot by the fire pit and enjoy the panoramic views of Mt. LeConte. Ready to eat? Enjoy a craft beer or specialty drink with friends at the Cliff Top Grill & Bar then order dinner, sit back, relax, and watch a glorious sunset while waiting for the sparkling lights of Downtown Gatlinburg to come alive.
" You only live once but if you do it right..once is enough" ~ Cecil Beaton