Gatlinburg, TN

by | May 1, 2023 | 2 comments

Access to Anakeesta Mountain is right on the Main Street in Gatlinburg. There are two fun options of transportation up the 600 foot mountain to Firefly Village; by Chondola ( a choice of chair lift or gondola both on the same cable line)  or by the Ridge Rambler passenger truck. General admission includes unlimited same day rides. We took the Chondola up and enjoyed the magnificent views of the town below as we ascended the mountain. Up on the summit it is too high to see the town below but instead there are sweeping views of the surrounding mountains.

There is a tremendous variety of fun activities and attractions and breathtaking scenic views of the at the summit of Anakeesta. The Anavista Observation Tower with 86 steps to the top is the highest point in Downtown Gatlinburg with views of the Smokey Mountains and as far as Kentucky on a clear day.

The Treetop Skywalk, a network of suspension bridges totaling 880 feet at a height of over 50 feet, creates a fun and scenic experience. The Treeventure Challenge Course is a three-level playground incorporating treehouses and swinging bridges. The Treehouse Village Play Area is another fun area for children. The Bearventure Challenge Course is perfect for children looking for a challenge and good time combined.

In addition to the attractions mentioned, which are included in the general admission price, there are activities that have an additional charge for them.  Gem mining, the Duel Zipline Adventure; a 2600 foot zipline with another on the side and the Railrunner Mountain Coaster require additional payments.

We enjoyed a thrilling ride on the Railrunner Mountain Coaster, a single rail downhill Mountain coaster. The Coaster begins at the top and goes down 400 feet through 1600 feet of twisting and turning tracks. The Coaster travel up to 25 MPH and after all the fun the track goes uphill and brings you back to the starting point.

Anakeesta has so many activities to offer I would suggest counting on spending an entire day there.

Posted: May 1 , 2023

Information, prices and hours posted here are current as of the posted or updated date. It is advisable to call ahead or check online to confirm hours and prices.


576 Parkway

Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Phone Number:


General Admission:

Adults: 12-59 $34.99

Seniors: 60+ $27.99

Children: 4-11 $22.99

3 and under FREE

Dueling Zipline:

All ages: $49.99+ General Admission

Rail Runner:

Single Rider: $12.99

Tandem Rider: $14.99+ General Admission – Tickets purchased on-site 


Check online for the current hours.


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