Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, TN

576 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738
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With your Anakeesta tickets you can experience an outdoor adventure theme park that combines nature, thrill, and wonder for a one-of-a-kind journey. Ride the chair lift, race on a zip line, see epic mountain views atop Anavista Tower at sunset or brave the treetop skywalk—the choice is yours! Plus, don’t miss the quaint shops, restaurants, and more.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Gatlinburg Travel Experts
  • Visit the Magical Firefly Village for shopping, dining, and a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountain range.
  • Certain attractions and activities have height, weight, and age restrictions and may cost additional.
  • The Chondola ride is one way to reach the summit of Anakeesta. Ridge Rambler adventure vehicles are the second way for guests to get to Anakeesta.
  • Located at 576 Parkway (traffic light #5) in downtown Gatlinburg.


from Anakeesta
Anakeesta, Tennessee's award-winning outdoor family theme park, is known for its panoramic smoky mountain views, thrilling treetop adventures including zipline and mountain coaster, dining, shopping, and seasonal special events featuring live music and family-friendly activities.

Ride a scenic Chondola or Ridge Rambler adventure truck from Downtown Gatlinburg to the summit of Anakeesta and enter a world of whimsy and family fun.

Walk North America's longest Treetop Skywalk, play at TreeVenture and BearVenture Challenge courses or the Treehouse Village playground, Climb AnaVista Tower and see 360 ° mountain views from Downtown Gatlinburg's highest point, then stroll lush, meandering pathways in Vista Gardens, an interactive sensory garden.

Dine at Cliff Top restaurant with spectacular views of Mt. LeConte, serving delicious modern American cuisine. Savory southern BBQ and craft beers are served at the Smokehouse. Save room for a sweet treat at Pearl's Pie in the Sky. Gather with friends and family around our fire pit and watch the sunset on the smoky mountains while waiting for the lights of Downtown Gatlinburg to come alive.

General Admission includes: Unlimited Chondola or Ridge Rambler rides to the summit, North America's longest Treetop Skywalk, BearVenture and TreeVenture Challenge Course, Vista Gardens with AnaVista Tower, Downtown Gatlinburg's highest point, Treehouse Village Adventure, Memorial Forest Interpretive Walk, Shopping and scenic dining opportunities, and Gorgeous scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg.

Please Note:
The Dueling Zipline Adventure, Gem Mining, and Rail Runner Mountain Coaster are not included in General Admission and can be purchased when you arrive.

PRINTED VOUCHER REQUIRED FOR ENTRANCE. Vouchers must be redeemed at the guest services window upon arrival.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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Samantha B.
LaFayette , GA
1 Review
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August 2022 NEW
Now within saying that, there are many great aspects of ANAKEESTA such as: the view once up there, we did actually get to see a few bears running around, there are several food options, several gift boutiques, cool treehouse adventure for kids, a very extensive treetop rope bridge trail, water activities and more. The Alpine chair ride in the way down provides for the best overlook of Gatlinburg.
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Tip: Honestly, if it's as hot as it has been lately you should probably visit this attraction during the evening once sun starts to set & it cools off or one of the cooler seasons. I would also suggest if you are wanting to do the zip lining course while you're up there, then you should purchase your tickets for it ahead of time because they sale out very quick each day.

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Martha Beckworth
Thomson, GA
2 Reviews
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July 2022 NEW
It was a beautiful place. Had expected more of an amusement type park. Kids were disappointed, but they liked the sky lift.
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Tip: Mostly shops , very few things for children to actually do

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Thomas Hartshorn
Taylorsville, NC
1 Review
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"Unique experience"
July 2022 NEW
From the ride up and breath-taking views, to the misting fans to keep you cool, Anakeesta has something for everyone. Only minor issue is a few more attractions are needed. They are expanding so we'll see what they add. Definitely worth it!
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Tip: Lots of good food and drink. They do have water bottle refill stations

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Chona Santiaguel
Southbend , IN
2 Reviews
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"Breathtaking view from above"
July 2022 NEW
Bring water abd wear comfy shoes and outfits
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Tip: Prepare to ride thechair lift( a bit daring on my part )

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Samantha Gallina
Easton, PA
2 Reviews
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"Great time"
July 2022
Get there early to avoid long lines. The food at the cliff top was delicious! Really great views and fun decorations all around
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Tip: Even if you buy your tickets on tripster you need to get in the buy ticket lines to get your wristbands before going in the actual line to get on the chondola

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Irmo, SC
3 Reviews
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June 2022
A bear was being chased from the top of the mountain when my son and his family arrived. A bear was sighted by us going up on the ski lift and another bear was seen coming down the mountain in a bus. There is more development going on at the top of the mountain. The disruption of the environment left me feeling awful about having visited. It seems that nothing that was on top of the mountain couldn't have been available somewhere at the bottom of the mountain. The views were lovely and lots of misting stations made it a comfortable visit. Photos were taken in select spots by everyone so that the mountains were in the background and not any construction taking place. My family thoroughly enjoyed their visit.
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Gatlinburg, TN
1 Review
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"Friendly staff, clean accommodations, beautiful views"
May 2022
The chondola/gondola staff was so incredibly kind and accommodating of my mother, who uses a cane to walk, ensuring she could safely got on and off the gondola safely. All bathrooms, seating areas, etc. we’re pristine and we enjoyed beautiful views throughout.
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Angel Dobson
Cape Coral, FL
2 Reviews
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"Must see during the Celebration of Lights"
January 2022
This was by far my favorite experience. The lights were beautiful and the food was delicious! So many wonderful pics of our family.
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Tip: Take your printed ticket to the ticket booth to get your wrist bands.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Anakeesta

Is Anakeesta wheelchair accessible?

Yes, several areas of Anakeesta are wheelchair accessible. The Gondola cabins size is 32″ wide and 49″ deep for your ride to the summit of Anakeesta. The Firefly Village’s shops, dining pavilion, and viewing platforms are also wheelchair accessible.

Are you able to drive up to Anakeesta, or Is the Chondola the only way to get to the park?

Guest cannot drive up to the park. However, there are three fun ways to the park included in your Anakeesta admission tickets. Guests can take the enclosed Chondola ride as one way to reach the summit of Anakeesta, or for guests that are not afraid of heights, the open-air chairlift is another option. The third option is the Ridge Rambler military trucks, which feature a 20-minute guided tour. These are the ONLY three ways for guests to access the park.

What should I wear?

It is recommended that guests wear comfortable outdoor attire and shoes. 

Are pets allowed?

No. Only service animals may accompany guests.

Is Anakeesta open in the rain?

East Tennessee is subject to many different types of weather conditions. Anakeesta is an outdoor theme park and many of the rides and activities are designed to operate safely in a variety of weather conditions including rain, snow and light winds. Weather conditions are monitored at all times for the safety of our guests and staff. With this in mind, staff may choose to suspend operations during periods of inclement weather. The park does not issue refunds for tickets that have been redeemed and impacted by bad weather. Please check the weather prior to entry. 

Is parking available?

Yes. On-site paid “Premier Public” city parking allows Anakeesta guests to park before embarking on the Chondola ride to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. Visitors can also find nearby parking at two City parking garages, one across the street at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and the other at Traffic Light #3, the McMahan Parking Garage.

When does Anakeesta open?

The park opens daily at 10:00 am.