All the Fun Things to Do at Anakeesta Gatlinburg & Exactly What You Need to Know

No matter what you’re doing this summer during your vacation, you should check out the newest attraction in Gatlinburg, Anakeesta.

Here is everything you will be able to do at Anakeesta Gatlinburg for Summer 2018!


The first thing you get to do at Anakeesta is ride the chondola up to the top of Anakeesta Gatlinburg. This is the only way to get to the top of the mountain, but no worries if you are a little timid when it comes to these kind of things. You have two options: you can ride in the 4 person chondola or you can ride in the enclosed gondola, which can hold up to 6 passengers.

On your ride up the mountain to Anakeesta, you get to see spectacular mountain views and downtown Gatlinburg as you soar through the trees to your destination. Once you’ve reached the top is when the real fun begins! And the best part is that when your day is done, you get to ride the chondola, or gondola, back down the mountain. You might even get to see downtown Gatlinburg covered in lights when you ride back down at the end of the day!

Firefly Village

This will be the first place you touch ground at once you get off the chondola. Now you’re in Anakeesta Gatlinburg itself! This adorably named hub has all the food and shops you need in one place, so you won’t have to worry about going back down the mountain to get a bite to eat or some souvenirs.

The shops offer a wide variety of items. You can buy handmade jewelry, candies, locally made crafts and clothing! Plus there will be your typical souvenir shops and plenty of places to grab some grub! There are plenty of picnic areas for you to use as well when the weather is beautiful.

New for Summer 2018 is the Cliff Top Grill & Bar in Firefly Village! Here you can enjoy delicious dining alongside an unbeatable mountain view! The menu includes items like salads, pork chops, fried green tomatoes, specialty drinks, and so much more!

Zip Lines

Young woman on zipline at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg TNEmbrace your competitive spirit when you suit up to tackle this zip line. The fun part about the zip line at Anakeesta is that it allows two people to go at the same time, side-by-side. So challenge your friends and family to a little friendly competition! You’ll zoom through the trees and get some amazing views of the world below you.

You will go up to 45 miles per hour on this zip line, so make sure you are prepared for some high-speed fun at Anakeesta Gatlinburg when you decide to ride the zip line. You will definitely be challenged to rematches multiple times, so you can be sure that you’ll have a blast when you ride the zip line.

Mountain Coaster

For you adrenaline junkies, have we got the ride for you at Anakeesta! The mountain coaster will take you on quick turns and twists that will whip you around the trees and natural curves on the mountainside.

The best part about this ride is that after you have had your thrilling ride down the mountain, you will get to relax and start breathing easier as you are taken back to the top. The leisurely pace as you go back up will give you a chance to see any sights you may have missed on your wild ride down. You may even be able to spot some wildlife!

Tree Canopy Walk

Enjoy a walk in the trees on this amazing attraction! You can walk over 21 bridges among the treetops to see the world from a bird’s eye view in the trees. Each bridge is suspended in the air from 40 to 60 feet above ground, so you’ll definitely want to make sure you are brave enough for this attraction if heights is really not your cup of tea.

This is a great idea if you want to have a nice leisurely experience on the top of Anakeesta Gatlinburg!

Children’s Playground

This treehouse themed playground is perfect for children of all ages! They will have plenty to explore, climb over and discover. And you can do it all right along with them! This is a great option to have if your little ones are a bit wary of the other attractions.Sun shines on Gatlinburg, TN

Scenic Overlook

And to top it all off, Anakeesta Gatlinburg has an amazing scenic overlook that will offer great views of not only the mountains but also downtown Gatlinburg. This will also give you a great opportunity to take some group and family photos.

For more information about the Anakeesta attraction in Gatlinburg, visit their official website:

Where to Stay to Visit Anakeesta in Gatlinburg

When you decide to come visit this new attraction, you can stay in one of our beautiful Gatlinburg cabin rentals so you are close to all the action!