Top 5 Things to Do at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg You Have to Try
A day of fun awaits you at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg! There is something for everyone to enjoy at this magical outdoor amusement park, from kids to adults. To help guarantee you have an incredible time at this attraction, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 things to do at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg:
1. Ride the Scenic Chondola
You will enter Anakeesta in style with a ride on the scenic Chondola. It’s the first of its kind to be built in the United States! This scenic ride takes to 600 feet up to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. You can choose to ride in an open air 4-person chair with a safety bar, or an enclosed gondola cabin that seats 6. Nothing will compare to the breathtaking views you get during this ride.
2. Go Ziplining
One of the most popular things to do at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg is race on a dueling zipline! On this adventure, you will zip through the treetops on lines that stretch high over the forest floor and offer beautiful views of the Smokies. And the best part is that you will get to enjoy the experience side-by-side with the person of your choice! Along the way, there will be two challenge stations where you will rappel off platforms and enjoy a controlled descent to a cushioned platform below. It’s a fun adventure for everyone!
3. Tree Canopy Walk
The Tree Canopy Walk is one of the best ways to see all the gorgeous views that the Smoky Mountains offer. During the Tree Canopy Walk, you will get to feel what it’s like to be a bird as you stroll 40 to 60 feet above the forest floor on 16 connected sky bridges. Each bridge takes you to a different observation platform where you can take in the sights and learn about your surroundings! You may even get to spot some wildlife on the forest floor below!
4. Shop in Firefly Village
One of the best places to spend your time while you are at Anakeesta is Firefly Village. This magical village is built among the treetops in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. Both shopping and dining opportunities can be found here. Get ready to shop until you drop! The Great Outdoors Trading Company has a variety of products, from Appalachian art and pottery, to hiking gear for an exciting day exploring the mountains. Or, you can browse the unique line of children’s clothing and jewelry at Catching Fireflies! This shop has costumes, stuffed animals, women’s apparel, home goods and more.
5. Play on the Children’s Treehouse Village Playground
If you have kids with you when you visit Anakeesta, take them to the Children’s Treehouse Village Playground! This playground is interconnected by multiple bridges that are designed to build strength and confidence, and there are surprises at nearly every turn. Kids will have a blast trying to navigate a plank walk to a maze, or crawling through a tube net to another fun climbing adventure!
Check out this video on Anakeesta to see what this fun Smoky Mountain attraction is like!
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