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Anakeesta Admission Ticket
from $22.34*
Anakeesta Admission Ticket
from $22.34*
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Each visit to the Anakeesta theme park is a chance to create your own unique vacation experience. Relax, play, and enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains with your family, all in the magical treetop setting of Firefly Village on Anakeesta Mountain...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3202
+1 865-325-2400
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Reviewed today via mobile

The ride up on the lift was the highlight though they stop and slow down frequently. So it's hot outside, so are you. This place will be beautiful when completed, but options for dining, activities and shopping are very limited. Places to cool off are...More

Thank Audra S
Reviewed today via mobile

Even though I am not a fan of heights, I really wanted to experience this because of pictures that friends posted. The views did not disappoint! Absolutely beautiful! Enjoyed lunch at their restaurant, first time trying a veggie burger and surprised that I couldn't tell...More

Thank MissBehavior81
Reviewed today via mobile

We went with our parents for the discounted local appreciation week admission. The line was long for the chairlift but moved pretty quickly. The gondolas were reserved for large parties or parties with babies, but when it’s less crowded maybe anyone can use them. The...More

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definately do not miss. This place was so beautiful and relaxing. The swinging bridges were great. I have some trouble walking but took my time and enjoyed. So affordable and the employees were very kind.

Thank jeanniebme
Reviewed yesterday

I had a blast with my best friend. Enjoyed the ride with much anxiety, but was okay by the end. The only negative thing I can say is that, at the top, there wasn't much else to do. It was beautiful scenery tho and educating...More

1  Thank Josh A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Anakeesta on a whim, not really knowing what to expect. We were so pleasantly surprised that we will certainly go back. The ride up the mountain in the chair lift was a bit frightening, but the view on the way down was so...More

Thank sunlover467
Reviewed 2 days ago

Way over priced and definitely not worth the money!! Bought our ticket ($19.99 each) and move over to the section where they snap your picture. The we move along to get on our chair and head on up. The view was nice, took forever to...More

2  Thank dawnblackburn
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am scared of heights but decided to try it anyway-so glad I did, it was a perfect day for us. Sure it was hot-but you’re on an open chair lift in the sun-what do people expect!! The scenery was breathtaking, the food at the...More

1  Thank JudyAnnWas
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is relatively new and expanding. It has 4 person chairs on the lift plus about 8 enclosed gondolas which hold six people on the “ski lift”going up to the top which takes 20 to 30 minutes. This gets you to the top which has...More

Thank Jotum
Reviewed 2 days ago

We rode the chairlift to the top to have lunch and explore the village at the top of the mountain.. It was really fun and we thought the vista garden was spectacular. Well worth the price.

Thank Sandra S
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September 25, 2018|
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Response from Beverly W | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!! Enjoy your snacks on way up and down the mountain. Or while you walk around up top
Cyndi R
September 9, 2018|
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Response from brumagin5 | Reviewed this property |
Don't miss the chance to visit this beautiful place due to a fear of heights! The enclosed gondola is your best bet. You will enjoy your time there. Well worth it!!!
September 7, 2018|
Response from sniderdude | Reviewed this property |
It was some old cabins that were part of the Arrowmont school (which is located still behind the parking lot along with Pi Beta Phi Elementary School to the right of it)