Anakeesta Mountain Sightseeing Chondola
Anakeesta is a proud Natural Attraction of the year winner! This theme park gives visitors the opportunity for a unique time spent relaxing, playing, and enjoying the gorgeous Smoky Mountain scenery - all nestled away in the breathtaking Firefly Village. A visit to Anakeesta features the scenic Chondola ride up to the summit as well as shopping, dining, and fun activities at Firefly Village. Just a few of these fun aspects include the 16-bridge Canopy Walk and the awesome Treehouse Village Playground which is perfect for the kiddos. Memorial Forest Walk & Vista Gardens Walk is another amazing addition to Anakeesta. There are also tickets to the dueling zipline and Rail Runner Mountain Coaster Tickets or Gem Mining activities available, and of course plenty of delicious dining opportunities with Smokehouse BBQ food truck and Cliff Top Grill and Bar. Your vacation is sure to be a blast.
NEW at Anakeesta for 2020
This year in 2020, Anakeesta is gearing up for its greatest season yet! The park is dedicating itself to providing many different things to its visitors. The newest addition is Anakeesta's TreeVenture, a treetop venture that puts you high up in the canopies! This treehouse adventure has a unique observation tower and is comprised of various obstacles in different difficulties for a variety of ages. Each of the three levels is filled with rope climbing, hanging logs, platforms, and more to conquer. You'll also see stunning views of the Vista Gardens and the new AnaVista Tower which prides itself on the scenery it provides views at 650+ feet up above the Smoky Mountains. Restaurants are also getting a reboot, with the Smokehouse Barbeque and Brewery seating being doubled. With this 6.5 million dollar expansion, Anakeesta is sure to be a blast! Other additions include:
- New stage for live music.
- Mountaintop fire pit with a walk-up bar featuring local craft beers.
- Water play area modeled after a Tennessee mountain creek.
The Scenic Chondola Ride is a great form of transportation that offers tons of views as you are taken up the 600' summit to Anakeesta Mountain. You can ride in a 4-person open air chair or an enclosed gondola-style cabin with room for six. Your destination will end up being Firefly Village.
Tree Canopy Walk
Branch out for some new fun with the Tree Canopy Walk. This walk takes place 40-60' above the forest floor where guests will be able to traverse 16 intertwined sky bridges for a unique view of the area. Keep an eye out for wildlife while you explore this fun adventure.
Children's Treehouse Village Playground
Perfect for the kiddos, the Children's Treehouse Village Playground gives little ones the chance to play and burn off some energy while mom and dad rest. This treehouse village includes bridges, an elevated bird nest, a plank wall, a maze, a tube net, and more with educational themes along the way.
Forest Memorial Interpretive Trail
The Forest Memorial Interpretive Trail pays homage to the 15,000 acres which were destroyed in the Gatlinburg fire. Guests will walk through the burned forest as they learn about the fires and those brave souls who helped to fight it.
Shopping & Dining Opportunities in Firefly Village
And of course, a trip to Anakeesta Mountain wouldn't be complete without the fun that awaits in Firefly Village. Here, guests will be able to peruse various shops and restaurants for some of the best dining and shopping opportunities in the area.
For great family fun, there is no better place to go than Anakeesta Mountain. Ride the Chondola, visit the Forest Memorial Interpretive Trail, and explore some of the best Smoky Mountains fun!
- What is included in the admission price for Anakeesta Mountain Sightseeing Chondola & Attractions?
Includes chondola ride and admission to Anakeesta Mountain. The Anakeesta Rail Runner ticket includes Anakeesta and the Rail Runner; and the Anakeesta & Dueling Zipline Adventure Combo includes admission to Anakeesta as well as the Dueling Zipline.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Anakeesta Mountain Sightseeing Chondola & Attractions?
Guests tend to the day here.
- What amenities are available?
There is a gift shop, restaurants, and more.
- Is Anakeesta Mountain Sightseeing Chondola & Attractions handicap accessible?
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
- For what ages is Anakeesta Mountain Sightseeing Chondola & Attractions appropriate?
Great for all ages.
- Is parking available at Anakeesta Mountain Sightseeing Chondola & Attractions?
Paid Premier Public Parking at Anakeesta or nearby city parking at Ripley's Aquarium and the McMahan Parking Garage.