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

  • Enjoy 360-degree views of the Smokies from the AnaVista Tower, downtown Gatlinburg's highest point.
  • Visit the Magical Firefly Village for shopping and dining.
  • Located at 576 Parkway (traffic light #5) in downtown Gatlinburg.
  • Ride the scenic Chondola or Ridge Rambler adventure vehicle.
  • Certain attractions and activities have height, weight, and age restrictions and may cost additional.


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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.

A printed voucher is required for entrance. Vouchers must be redeemed at the guest services window upon arrival.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Anakeesta

When does Anakeesta open?

The park opens daily at 9:00 am.

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.

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.

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.

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 their 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.