Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, TN
576 Parkway • Gatlinburg, TN 37738
With your Anakeesta tickets you can experience an outdoor adventure theme park that combines nature, thrill, and wonder for a one-of-a-kind journey. Ride the chair lift, race on a zip line, see epic mountain views atop Anavista Tower at sunset or brave the treetop skywalk—the choice is yours! Plus, don’t miss the quaint shops, restaurants, and more.
Is Anakeesta wheelchair accessible?
Yes, several areas of Anakeesta are wheelchair accessible. The Gondola cabins size is 32″ wide and 49″ deep for your ride to the summit of Anakeesta. The Firefly Village’s shops, dining pavilion, and viewing platforms are also wheelchair accessible.
Are you able to drive up to Anakeesta, or Is the Chondola the only way to get to the park?
Guest cannot drive up to the park. However, there are three fun ways to the park included in your Anakeesta admission tickets. Guests can take the enclosed Chondola ride as one way to reach the summit of Anakeesta, or for guests that are not afraid of heights, the open-air chairlift is another option. The third option is the Ridge Rambler military trucks, which feature a 20-minute guided tour. These are the ONLY three ways for guests to access the park.
What should I wear?
It is recommended that guests wear comfortable outdoor attire and shoes.
Are pets allowed?
No. Only service animals may accompany guests.
Is Anakeesta open in the rain?
East Tennessee is subject to many different types of weather conditions. Anakeesta is an outdoor theme park and many of the rides and activities are designed to operate safely in a variety of weather conditions including rain, snow and light winds. Weather conditions are monitored at all times for the safety of our guests and staff. With this in mind, staff may choose to suspend operations during periods of inclement weather. The park does not issue refunds for tickets that have been redeemed and impacted by bad weather. Please check the weather prior to entry.
Is parking available?
Yes. On-site paid “Premier Public” city parking allows Anakeesta guests to park before embarking on the Chondola ride to the summit of Anakeesta Mountain. Visitors can also find nearby parking at two City parking garages, one across the street at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and the other at Traffic Light #3, the McMahan Parking Garage.
When does Anakeesta open?
The park opens daily at 10:00 am.