Anakeesta – Gatlinburg, TN
Anakeesta is located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg. Ride a Chondola and arrive at the summit where guests can shop at Firefly Village and enjoy the many tree based adventures at this 70 acre natural forested playground.
See the magic in the Mountains at Anakeesta!
Tree Canopy Walk
Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature on our scenic Tree Canopy Walk. Experience what it feels like to be a bird in the canopy as you stroll 40’ – 60’ above the forest floor along a series of 16 connected sky bridges suspended in the trees. Each bridge leads to a new observation platform where you can take in the sights, learn about your surroundings with our engaging interpretive signage and enjoy the spectacular views. Keep a sharp eye, you may spot a bear on the forest floor below or a woodpecker in the treetops.
Ride the Scenic Chondola
Enter Anakeesta via our scenic Chondola. Choose to ride in an open air 4-person chair with safety bar or select an enclosed gondola cabin with seating for 6. This scenic ride takes you up 600’ to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you will enter the whimsical Firefly Village. Soar above the City of Gatlinburg and enjoy the spectacular views from above. This unique fixed-grip transportation system has 104 quad chairs and eight 6-person gondola cabins. The Anakeesta Chondola is the first of its kind to be built in the United States!
Duel Racing Ziplines
Zip through the treetops on Anakeesta’s Dueling Zipline Adventure. Stretching high over the forest floor, all three zips offer beautiful views of the Smokies while zipping side-by-side, right next to friends or family. Along the way you’ll be able to test your courage at our two challenge stations where you’ll rappel off our platforms and enjoy a controlled descent to a cushioned platform below. Zipline guests end their journey via a short downhill path to our Chondola mid-station and ride the Chondola back to the summit of Anakeesta to continue your adventures!
Children’s Treehouse Village Playground
Children of all ages will love playing in the trees in this whimsically themed treehouse village interconnected by multiple bridges of varying challenge. Physical and educational elements designed to build strength and confidence will surprise guests at nearly every turn. Trek along a log walk to an elevated bird nest to learn about how an American Goldfinch cultivates its home, navigate a plank walk to a maze encapsulated by a house in the trees, and crawl through a tube net to a climbing adventure within the walls of nature.
Anakeesta Gem Mining
Strike it rich at the Anakeesta Gem Mine! An interactive waterfall and sluice allows kids of all ages to search for that special gemstone or fossil. Located at the end of the Treetop Canopy Walk and adjacent to the Treehouse Village Playground, Gem Mining is always a fun family activity.
Anakeesta Rail Runner Mountain Coaster – Coming Summer 2018
Anakeesta’s new single-rail mountain coaster will be the first of its kind in the United States! As a single-rail line, riders can ride lower to the ground on a single track creating a thrilling and unique experience as you race through the trees while flying down the mountain. It also allows you to control your own speed so if you prefer a slower pace you can do that too! The Anakeesta Rail Runner takes you through tunnels, across bridges and can hit speeds of 25 mph. The ride begins with 1,600 feet of downhill twists and turns that include a 400 ft. vertical drop and ends with a scenic uphill ride back to the top of Anakeesta Mountain. Riders can ride solo or tandem with a small child.
If you’re looking for exciting things to do while visiting Gatlinburg, TN, then Anakeesta should be your next destination! We offer a special coupon: Anakeesta Coupon – Gatlinburg, TN. Anakeesta is a one of a kind attraction that offers fun for ALL ages and has several unique activities for you and your family to enjoy while also seeing the best views in The Great Smoky Mountains.
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