Anakeesta ushers in a celebration of spring with the debut of our “Blooms and Tunes” event. Starting in March and ending as May gives way to June, the mountain will display a host of new features, including stunning, colorful art installations across the park such as a 20-foot-long blooming daisy, 10-foot-tall paintbrushes, and paintbrushes crafted by local artisans. Thursday through Sunday guests can enjoy free, live musical performances in Black Bear Village and our brand new Anavista Plaza with a slate of local talent. Guests will also get a taste of spring thanks to our seasonally-themed menu, which features chef-inspired dinner specials and spring cocktails. Spend the morning enjoying breakfast at Kephart Café or Cliff Top before trying out our Dueling Ziplines or the Treetop Skywalk. As the day draws to a close, take in colorful light displays throughout the park and end your warm, spring-filled nights with friends and family in the mountains.
Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
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Experience magic in the mountains at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, TN. Sit back, relax, and enjoy beautiful scenery, or discover adventure with ziplining, mountain coaster rides, treetop bridges and so much more!
Anakeesta Chondela Ride
Soar above the City of Gatlinburg on the world’s only fixed-grip Chondola where guests can travel 600’ to the Summit of Anakeesta via an open 4 person chair or enclosed 6 person cabin. Enjoy this scenic ride all day with unlimited access when you purchase an admission ticket.
Dueling Zipline Adventure
Zip side by side your family and friends on Gatlinburg’s fastest dual racing ziplines. Enjoy beautiful views of the Smokies while you experience our three zip excursion and multiple rappels for a thrill that will leave you begging for more. Guests will end their journey via a short downhill path to our mid-station, where they will ride the Chondola back to continue their day of adventures.
Treehouse Village Playground
A whimsically themed treehouse village is connected by multiple bridges of varying difficulty. Children of all ages are invited to navigate the playground with several physical and educational surprises. Multi-level treehouses are bridged by log walks, planks, and netting. Enjoy this unique adventure within the walls of nature.
Anakeesta Gem Mine
Strike it rich at Anakeesta Gem Mine! Discover hidden treasures on the mountain with the whole family and take home a piece of us to last you all year long.
Rail Runner Mountain Coaster
Our single rail mountain coaster is the first of its kind in the United States. Control your speed and go up to 25 mph on this exhilarating downhill ride! Experience 1,600 feet of downhill twists and turns before a scenic uphill ride brings you back to the top of the mountain. Ride solo or tandem with a small child!
Anakeesta’s Treetop Skywalk is the longest tree-based bridge in North America! Guests will walk more than 800′ along a spectacular series of skybridges suspended 50-60 feet in the air! Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you stroll through the forest. Experience what it feels like to be a bird in the treetops. Keep a sharp eye, you may spot a bear on the forest floor below or a woodpecker nearby.
Enjoy walking trails surrounded by lush landscaping. More than 3,000 flowers, 800 shrubs, and 400 trees have been planted. Discover art sculptures called twigloos, pergolas with shaded seating, and a whimsical 20’ tall Willow sculpture (the “keeper” of the forest). Winding pathways will lead families to treehouse styled play areas, and the BearVenture Challenge Course for children. Our new observation tower stands here and will be open to guests this summer! Let your imagination carry you through the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains!
Coming to Anakeesta: Summer 2020
55’ Observation Tower- The tallest point in Downtown Gatlinburg! Guests will be able to enjoy 360 degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Smokehouse Barbeque and Brewery- Our newest restaurant will DOUBLE our current seating capacity and will offer climate-controlled dining. Enjoy breathtaking views of Mt.LeConte with glass walls and access to an outdoor patio.
Water Play- A new splash pad and water feature will be added to the overlook at Anakeesta. Cool off on a hot summer day with the whole family at this new feature.
Treehouse Challenge Course- Ropes and netting will connect a new series of treehouses for hours of fun. Swing the day away or slide into your next adventure. Make all your childhood dreams come true when you experience this woodland themed course.
So many more exciting things are on the way! Adventure awaits at Anakeesta!