Discover a Mountain of Fun at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Whether you’re searching for a prime date spot, a day of fun for the whole family, or a solo outing, Anakeesta has everything you need to make memories that will last a lifetime. 

Read on to discover five of the best attractions in the park.

Ride The Scenic Chondolachondola

Enter the park via a scenic Chondola ride that is the world’s ONLY fixed-grip. Ascend to the summit of Anakeesta in one of two ways. Pick from an open-air four-person chair or opt for an enclosed gondola cabin that seats six. Regardless of which option you choose, come prepared to immerse yourself in nature and leave the sounds of the city behind. 

You’ll want to be sure to keep your voices low and loose items secure, as you may be able to spot many of our forest friends. Keep a count of how many deer you see on your way up, and a lucky few might even see a bear! 

Once you reach your destination, you’ll enter the whimsical Firefly Village and realize your adventure has only just begun. 

treetop skywalkTreetop Skywalk 

For our thrill seekers out there, Anakeesta is home to the longest, tree-based skywalk in North America. With approximately 880’ of hanging bridges suspended 50-60’ in the air, you can expect to find yourself experiencing the mountains in a whole new way. 

Be sure to come with your camera so that you can capture the perfect snapshot of wildlife below or your newest family photo. You’ll definitely want to share this memory with your loved ones for years to come. 

Rail Runner Mountain Coastermountain coaster

If you love the feeling of adrenaline pumping through your veins, then Anakeesta’s single-rail mountain coaster is one you don’t want to miss. Known as the first of its kind in the US, riders travel down a single-rail track with 1,600 feet of downhill twists and turns. You control how fast your coaster rides as you experience a 400ft elevation change. 

For our younger guests, we also offer tandem rides so no one’s left out on all the fun! 

mining at anakeestaGem Mining 

Ever wanted to discover a gemstone or fossil all on your own? Anakeesta makes your mining dreams come true. With an interactive waterfall and sluice that allows kids of all ages to search for that special something. Discover fun for the whole family. Start a friendly competition to see who can uncover a gem or fossil first! 

Treehouse Village Play Area treehouse village

A highlight for any child visiting Anakeesta can’t get enough of the whimsically-themed treehouse village awaiting them in the park. Children uncover new heights and feel like they can conquer anything as they cross the multiple bridges of varying heights that present different challenges. Designed to help kids discover their very own confidence, the Treehouse Village Play Area is sure to be a highlight for any child.  

In Short

Anakeesta is jam-packed with fun, adventure, laughs, and memories in the making. Looking for more thrill-seeking options? Before you go, plan accordingly. Don’t forget to check out Smoky Mountain Navigator to save some money! 

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