Your adventure begins here...
…at Anakeesta where we have created a unique experience in the Great Smoky Mountains by immersing guests of all ages in the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors.
Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, our Smoky Mountaintop park is a great family value! With elements of fun and relaxation, we are sure to offer a memorable experience in the Smokies! Admission to Anakeesta includes all day park access and unlimited scenic rides via our Chondola chair lift ride which transports you to our magical Firefly Village with quaint shopping, dining, and a whimsical mountain atmosphere. Guests can also enjoy unlimited rides on the Ridge Rambler adventure truck for a forest excursion to the top of Anakeesta Summit. Guests might catch a glimpse of a black bear or even an elusive bobcat!
Stroll along the mountaintop to our nature-themed Black Bear Village, which includes our newest retail outlet, the Mercantile. There you can also enjoy an elevated dining experience at our Cliff Top restaurant with gorgeous views of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Continue your adventure by touring our TreeTop Skywalk. With over 800-feet of connected bridges hanging 50-60-feet in the air, the TreeTop Skywalk is the longest tree-based skywalk bridge in all of North America. You can then enjoy the sweeping views of the Great Smoky Mountains, and Mt. LeConte, with a trip up our AnaVista Tower, the highest point in downtown Gatlinburg! This one of a kind structure provides guests with 360-degree views of mountains as far away as Kentucky and a different perspective to the park and lush botanical Vista Gardens 60 feet below!
Home to over 3,000 plants, flowers and sculptures like our “keeper of the forest” Willow, who stands more than 20′ tall, discover TreeVenture nestled in the treetops of Vista Gardens. Climb, crawl and slide your way through this interactive challenge course for all ages to enjoy! Then relax with a refreshing beverage or healthy snack from our newest eatery and retail shop, the Watering Can, located in Vista Plaza.
With meandering trails, waterfalls, and inspirational signage, this is a beautiful oasis among the mountains in East Tennessee!
- Public Restroom
- Gift Shop / Shopping on Site
- AAA Discount
- Onsite Restaurant/Concession