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Anakeesta Gatlinburg Tennessee United States

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Sun - Thur 10am - 8pm
Fri, Sat 10am - 9pm


Accessible only via a gondola or chairlift, this mountaintop resort delivers guests to its Magical Firefly Village and recreation area. Thrill rides that include a double zip line and a mountain coaster appeal to adrenaline seekers, while the faint of heart are more likely to enjoy the mellow treetop bridge walk. Kids can spend all day at the treehouse playground, if they’re not distracted by the Catching Fireflies boutique or the promise of ice cream at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky. For dining, there’s also the Summit Smokehouse for hearty fare. Part of the namesake mountain burned during the 2016 Gatlinburg fires, inspiring a memorial trail through the remaining forest. There’s also an amphitheater that plays host to concerts during summer. Anakeesta appeals to all ages as an escape up the mountain and into the woods, and it’s worth the ride up, even just for the views of Gatlinburg below and the towering Mount Le Conte to the east.