One of the newest entertainment destinations in the Smokies is Anakeesta, a magical theme park situated among the treetops at the summit of Anakeesta Mountain! The adventure starts with the scenic Chondola, a unique transportation system with both enclosed gondola cabins and traditional ski lift style chairs with a safety bar. Once at the top of the mountain, you can experience one of these top 4 fun attractions at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg:
1. Dueling Zipline
Soar through the treetops on the Dueling Zipline at Anakeesta, a set of 3 side-by-side lines where you can zip next to your friends and family members! All 3 of the ziplines offer beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains as you fly more than 150 feet above the ground! During your journey, you will also have the chance to test your courage at 2 challenge stations where you will rappel off platforms and experience a controlled descent to the cushioned platform below! At that point, you can take the short downhill path to the Chondola station and ride it back to the summit to visit the other attractions.
2. Tree Canopy Walk
For another one of the fun adventures at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg, stroll 40 to 60 feet above the forest floor on the scenic Tree Canopy Walk! This is an exciting way to immerse yourself among the beauty of the Smokies while navigating a series of 16 connected sky bridges that are suspended in the trees. Each bridge leads to a new observation platform where you can view the sights and learn about the environment with interesting interpretive signs. Keep a sharp lookout, as you never know when you might spot a bear, woodpecker or other critter in the forest!
3. Gem Mining
If you always wanted the chance to search for gems, visit the Anakeesta Gem Mine to strike it rich! This fun family activity features an interactive waterfall and a trough where kids of all ages can search to find a special gemstone or fossil! This attraction is situated at the start of the Tree Canopy Walk and next to the Children’s Treehouse Village Playground.
4. Treehouse Village Playground
If you have young children in your family, they will love playing among the trees in the Treehouse Village Playground! This themed playground features educational and physical elements that are interconnected by several bridges. Your kids can crawl through a tube net to a climbing attraction, test their balance on a wood plank to access a maze and even see a bird nest to learn about how an American Goldfinch prepares its home! The Treehouse Village Playground is designed to build strength and confidence while providing an enjoyable experience for your children! After a fun-filled day at Anakeesta, simply ride the Chondola back down the mountain to return to the comforts of your cabin at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals!
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