This ever-expanding attraction in the Smokies offers up shopping, restaurants, and a plaza on the Parkway, with an aerial lift that takes visitors to activities such as aerial trekking, dual racing zip lines, canopy walks, a mountain coaster, an observation tower, and more. Anakeesta is one of the favorite attractions in the Smokies and a must-see for you and your family. New expansions this year include a new restaurant, new restroom facilities, an expanded Vista Gardens area with an accessible ramp and tree house challenge course, as well as an all-new observation tower and interactive family area with water play. A themed waterfall, new fire pits, and a musical stage for live performers add to this ever-growing attraction in the heart of Gatlinburg!
Anakeesta is situated on the slopes of Mount Harrison in the Great Smoky Mountains. It offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and forests, providing a picturesque backdrop for your outdoor activities.
One of the main attractions at Anakeesta is the Tree Canopy Walks. These elevated walkways wind through the forest canopy, allowing you to experience the beauty of the trees from a unique perspective. The walk is suitable for all ages and offers a peaceful and immersive nature experience.
Anakeesta is accessible via a scenic Chondola ride, a combination of a chairlift and gondola. The ride takes you up the mountain, offering breathtaking views on the way. This is a convenient and enjoyable way to reach the summit and begin your Anakeesta adventure.
For those seeking a thrilling and off-road adventure, Anakeesta offers Ridge Rambler Adventure Trucks. These specially-designed vehicles take you on a guided tour through the forested trails of Anakeesta, providing a fun and informative experience for all ages.
Anakeesta has designated areas for children to play and enjoy, including a treehouse-themed playground and a nature-themed water play area. These spaces provide entertainment and fun for the whole family.
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