Anakeesta Tickets in Gatlinburg, TN

576 ParkwayGatlinburg, TN 37738
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A Smoky Mountains adventure awaits you at Anakeesta. This outdoor adventure theme park combines nature, thrill, wonder, and more for a one-of-a-kind journey. Race on a zipline, see epic views of the Smokies from the Chondola, go gem mining, or brave the treetop canopy walk—the choice is yours! Plus, don’t miss the Magical Firefly Village with 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.
  • Anakeesta opens at 10:00 am daily.
  • Located at 576 Parkway (traffic light #5) in downtown Gatlinburg.


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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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Gatlinburg, TN
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"Friendly staff, clean accommodations, beautiful views"
May 2022 NEW
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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Gina Williamson
Mobile, AL
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December 2021
Had a wonderful time exploring Anakeesta and got a great rate on Tripster! Highly recommend!
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Tip: Lines are long but move really fast!!

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Yen Ling Low
Dublin, OH
1 Review
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"Worth visiting"
December 2021
The tickets bought from Tripster worked out well and the ride up to Anakeesta was smooth. You get great views once you get to Anakeesta and the treetop skywalk was fun. We went there in the morning before 10am and it was not crowded. But it became more crowded closer to noon and even more crowded closer to 6pm.
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Tip: Took a long time to queue to take the transport down from Anakeesta at night. Leave earlier if you can or be prepared to queue for more than 1 hour.

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Rebecca Clark
Eclectic, AL
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"Electric Beauty"
December 2021
Make sure you have all day to spend here. There is so much to see and do fir all ages. Children including toddlers will love all of the bridges and play houses. Adults who like excitement don't miss the ziplines.
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Tip: Wear comfortable closed toed shoes. Bring a stroller for the little ones.

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Teressa Reavis
Graham, NC
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"Loved Anakeesta"
December 2021
We loved all the things Anakeesta had to offer but way to many people allowed in at one time so it takes forever to get ride back down and to wait in the lines for food and drinks. We never did get to eat.
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Tip: Don't go on Thanksgiving and don't go when it is below 50 degrees.

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william hua
huntsville, AL
1 Review
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"easily the best attraction in Gatlinburg"
November 2021
The age of our group is from 2 to 61 years old. Everyone of us enjoys the four hours we are there from riding the cart lift to the top of the tower. So much to do and to see (especially the perfect fall foliage scene).

It is absolutely a do-not-miss place to visit in Gatlinburg
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Tip: good pair of walking shoes and camera ready

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Jess Ruark
West Portsmouth, OH
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"Awesome Views"
November 2021
I absolutely recommend this attraction
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Tip: Drinks and food are very pricey

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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.