Anakeesta Gatlinburg

Things to Do at Anakeesta

Your adventure at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, Tennessee begins with scenic ride on a 4 to 6 person Chondola traveling 600’ to the summit of Anakeesta mountain. Upon reaching the top, you will exit and enter Firefly Village.

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Firefly Village

Firefly Village at Anakeesta features the Cliff Top Bar and Grill, The Bar at the Top of the World, Pearl’s Pie in the Sky, Anakeesta Smokehouse, Great Outdoors Trading Company, Catching Fireflies, and Adventure Outpost.

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Tree Canopy Walk

On the Tree Canopy Walk, you can soar 40’-60’ above the forest floor along a series of 16 sky bridges  where you can take in the beautiful surroundings.

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Children's Treehouse Playground

At the Children’s Treehouse Village Playground, children of all ages will love the whimsically themed village interconnected by multiple bridges of varying challenge.

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Dueling Ziplines

Race on the Dueling Zipline stretching high over the forest floor. Experience beautiful Smoky Mountain views while zipping side-by-side, right next to friends or family.

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Railrunner Mountain Coaster

The Rail Runner Mountain Coaster is a new single-rail line, taking you on an exhilarating downhill ride with a 400’ elevation change. Riders can control their own speed, which can hit upwards of 25MPH.

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Anakeesta Gem Mine

Strike it rich at the Anakeesta Gem Mine which features an interactive waterfall and sluice allowing you to search for that special gemstone or fossil.

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Relax at Anakeesta

Anakeesta offers some of the most beautiful views of downtown Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Anakeesta Chondola

Enter Anakeesta via a scenic Chondola.  This is the world's only fixed-grip Chondola where  guests choose to ride in an open-air 4-person chair with a safety bar or select an enclosed gondola cabin with seating for 6.  This scenic ride takes you up 600’ to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain where you will enter the whimsical Firefly Village.

Dining at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

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Cliff Top Grill and Bar

Located in Firefly Village at the top of Anakeesta Mountain, Cliff Top offers delicious dining with an even better view. The menu includes ½ pound char-grilled burgers, entrée salads, and house specialties like our famous bucket -o- chips, Bacon Mac and Cheese Burger and so much more! 

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Pearl's Pie in the Sky

Enjoy a scoop of creamy hand-dipped ice cream by Bluebell; cones, milkshakes and sundaes!  Satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious homemade fried pies, cookies and brownies. Warm up with hot chocolate or our signature wassail. You’ll step back to Gatlinburg in the 1940’s when visiting Pearl’s Pie in the Sky!

Planning a Visit to Anakeesta


Anakeesta is Growing

Anakeesta is one of Gatlinburg’s premiere attractions. In the last year, Anakeesta has made four major additions. 

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Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta

This intense Fall event will give you more thrills and chills than you may have bargained for! With 3 scare zones to choose from, this is sure to be the most Spooktacular event of the year!