This season, Gatlinburg visitors can say hello to an array of new dining, entertainment, and shopping options throughout the city. Here are some of Gatlinburg’s newest and upcoming additions.
AnaVista Tower at Anakeesta
Families ride up Anakeesta mountain every season, eager to visit its many attractions that encompass family-friendly fun. However, this year, not only will visitors enjoy the site’s 16 rope swing bridges, challenge adventure courses, lush gardens, zip-lining, and delicious eateries, but now they can make the trek to Gatlinburg’s tallest point: Anavista Tower. With 360-degree, bird’s eye views that span the distance of three states, the scenic sights from AnaVista Tower are easily unforgettable. Visitors can also stop by the Watering Can, Anakeesta's newest shop and eatery! Supplying tools to grow a beautiful botanical garden to serving delicious sandwiches and wraps, the shop is perfect for anyone with a green thumb.
SkyTrail at the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park
After being transported 500 vertical feet on the Gatlinburg SkyLift to the top of the newly opened SkyDeck, guests can take a stroll across the park’s newest addition: the Gatlinburg SkyTrail! Coming in Summer 2021, explore new heights on this exciting adventure as it spans around the mountain ravine offering amazing views of the SkyBridge as well as scenic sights of the surrounding mountains and charming downtown Gatlinburg. Offering three different areas to explore along the way, the SkyTrail will be home to The Boardwalk, Tulip Tower and The Pathway.
New Businesses in Gatlinburg
Test your smarts and your stamina in Gatlinburg’s new Activate Games. Located at 631 Parkway, Activate Games has many course options with varying degrees of difficulty. Participants can create their own tech-savvy challenge courses designed to test their physical and mental skills.
Create your own story as you solve mysteries, escape abandoned mansions, search for clues, stop crime, and more at Breakout Games in downtown Gatlinburg. Coming May 2021, this attraction puts your mind and creativity to the test in a 60-minute challenge experience.
Gatlinburg Axe House
You’ve heard of bowling lanes, but what about an Axe throwing lane? Gatlinburg now offers visitors a way to participate in one of the most unique sports and activities around – Axe throwing. Located at 702 Parkway Suite 3, the Axe House is now open and perfect for booking groups and parties, or even just a casual night out. Their website offers more information about booking lanes in advance, as well as military discounts.
With drinks this vibrant and appetizing, choosing a healthy option is easy! Specializing in energy teas and meal replacement shakes, Gatlinburg Nutrition in Baskins Square offers flavors from Green Apple Margarita to Iced Mocha S’mores.
Lit’l Donut Shop
Located at 449 Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, the Lit’l Donut Shop offers a mouthwatering variety of donuts with topping flavors ranging from Blueberry to Bavarian. Stop by and grab a coffee and donut for a breakfast treat or an afternoon snack.
Design that has been seen on the New York Fashion Week runway can be found right here in the heart of Gatlinburg. Located in the Covered Bridge Complex at 849 Glades Road, Loulou’s Boutique has an array of different dresses, styles, and designs for every occasion. Each piece is made with a “mood” in mind and can be made custom to perfectly fit every beautiful body type.
Rare Vintage Deals
Located in the Covered Bridge Complex at 849 Glades Road, Rare Vintage Deals offers amazing deals on treasures of the past that can’t be found anywhere else. From vintage band tees and records to antique books from the 19th century, this shop is a vintage lover’s dream.
Smokies Fine Art Photography
This full portrait photography studio, located in the Covered Bridge Complex at 849 Glades Rd. is dedicated to capturing those special moments. The Smokies provide the perfect background for the shop’s specialty in weddings, engagement photos, and outdoor family photos.
Tennessee Shine Co.
Get a taste of Tennessee at Gatlinburg’s newest distillery, Tennessee Shine Co. Located right in downtown, moonshine, wine, bourbon, and whiskey made from the traditions of generations past line the shelves in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Explore their many different flavors of the legendary shine, ranging from Butterscotch to Wild Cherry.
The Crazy Mason
Filled with as much creativity as deliciousness, The Crazy Mason boasts nearly 50 desserts. From dessert waffles, sundaes, to speciality milkshakes, the shop is the perfect stop for a unique sweet tooth. Enjoy desserts topped with 'crazy' mouthwatering toppings such as whole pieces of cheesecake, toaster pastries, cookies, candy, fruit, and of course, a whole lot of whipped cream. Try their signature Gatlinburg milkshake, "Meet Me in the Mountains" filled with Gatlinburg themed treats such as bear shaped graham crackers, MoonPies, and Rice Krispy treats inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains.