At Anakeesta we have created a unique, authentic outdoor experience by immersing guests of all ages in the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors.
Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, our mountaintop park is a great family value! With elements of adventure and relaxation, we are sure to offer a memorable experience in the Smoky Mountains! Admission to Anakeesta includes all day park access and unlimited scenic rides via the Chondola or Ridge Rambler before arriving in Firefly village with quaint shopping, dining, and a whimsical mountain atmosphere.
Immerse yourself in nature as you stroll along the 14 bridge Treetop Skywalk with over 880′ of connected bridges hanging 50-60′ in the air. Take your visit to new heights atop AnaVista Tower, the highest point in downtown Gatlinburg. This one of a kind observation tower provides guests with 360⁰ views of the Smoky Mountains. See peaks as far away as Kentucky and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the park and lush botanical Vista Gardens 60 feet below! Home to over 3,000 plants, flowers and sculptures and our “keeper of the forest” Willow, who stands more than 20′ tall. Discover TreeVenture perched on the mountainside of Vista Gardens. Climb, crawl and slide your way through this interactive challenge course for all ages to enjoy. Meandering trails, waterfalls, and inspirational signage, Vista Gardens is a beautiful oasis among the mountains of East Tennessee, located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg!
Thrill seekers can purchase tickets for our Dueling Zipline Adventure and race side-by-side with friends on over 2,400′ of lines as they soar through the trees and rappel throughout the course. Satisfy your need for speed while racing down the mountainside on the Rail Runner mountain coaster. Add on to your adventure by experiencing Astra Lumina, the 15th Lumina Enchanted Night Walk in the world, and very first in the United States!
We invite you to join us at Anakeesta—to be inspired by nature, enjoy time with family and friends, and discover the Magic in the Mountains!