Anakeesta Mountain Sightseeing Chondola & Attractions
Anakeesta is the 2018 Attraciton 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 magical treetop setting of Firefly Village. A visit to Anakeesta includes a 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, Treehouse Village Playground which is perfect for the kiddos, Memorial Forest Walk and Vista Gardens Walk. 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 at the Smokehouse BBQ food truck or Cliff Top Grill and Bar.
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 November 2016 Gatlinburg fire. Guests will walk through the burned forest as they learn about the fires and those brave souls who helped to fight it.
The Rail Runner
New at Anakeesta, the Rail Runner attraction is sure to be a blast for the entire family. This entirely unique attraction is the 'first of its kind' in the country and features a single rail line that allows guests to ride on a lower track and control their own speed for a thrilling ride or a scenic journey. The downhill attraction features an astounding 400 ft elevation change and can move at speeds of up to 25 mph. Guests get one ride.
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.
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Anakeesta Mountain Sightseeing Chondola & Attractions?
Guests tend to spend 4 - 5 hours here.
- What amenities (such as ATM, gift shop, etc) 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? Is it free?
Paid Premier Public Parking at Anakeesta or nearby city parking at Ripley's Aquarium and the McMahan Parking Garage.