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At the mountaintop “theme park” Anakeesta, the theme is nature’s beauty! Whether you want to race along ziplines in the treetops, dine on fresh, local fare, or relax in a peaceful garden, a day at Anakeesta brings joy.

Climb Into the Sky

How do you reach the summit’s delights? Ride the Ridge Rambler, taking a guided tour of the forest as you go. Or ride the Chondola--choose a chairlift or an enclosed gondola. You might spot a bear as you glide through the trees!

Embrace Adventure

These are just some of the adventures awaiting you:

Treetop Skywalk

Walk 60 feet above the ground on suspended bridges. Anakeesta has the longest tree skywalk in North America!

Anavista Observation Tower

Soak up stunning 360-degree views from the highest point in Gatlinburg.

Dueling Ziplines

Fly next to your friends through the treetops! Try the three-zipline guided tour for extra fun.

Rail Runner Mountain Coaster

Descend at up to 25 miles an hour, dropping 400 feet over the course of this thrilling downhill ride.

Treeventure Challenge Course

With three treehouses and six netted bridges, kids and adults will clamber through the forest to new heights--then slide to the bottom.

Treehouse Village

Kids will love the treehouses connected by bridges. Parents will love the educational and physical elements this play area offers.

Anakeesta Gem Mine

Pretend you’re a settler looking for gems in a stream fed by a waterfall. You might find real treasure!

Shop, Dine, Relax

Enjoy the new Cliff Top Restaurant’s American cuisine and amazing views. Dine on smoked pork, brisket, or chicken at the Smokehouse. Grab a pizza, hot dogs, and more at Kephart Cafe. Lovers of craft beer and other drinks should stop at the Bar at the Top of the World and the Tap House. Satisfy your sweet tooth with fried pies, ice cream, and more at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky, a 1940s style dessert shop.

Anakeesta’s tempting shops include Catching Fireflies for toys, candles, jewelry, and women’s clothing. At The Mercantile, you’ll find gadgets, games, treats, and home goods. Great Outdoors Trading offers locally crafted bear figurines, soaps, mugs, and rustic home decor.

Upcoming Events at Anakeesta

Blooms and Tunes

From March into May, visit the new “Blooms and Tunes” event. Gaze at giant artworks like a 20-foot-long daisy. Live music takes the stage Thursdays through Sundays. Linger into the evenings to stroll through sparkling lights, and taste springtime menu specials.