We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Anakeesta Admission Ticket
from US$22.34*
Anakeesta Admission Ticket
from US$22.34*
All photos (1,247)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“canopy walk”(63 reviews)
“fire pit”(43 reviews)
“tree house”(41 reviews)
Each visit to the Anakeesta theme park is a chance to create your own unique vacation experience. Relax, play, and enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains with your family, all in the magical treetop setting of Firefly Village on Anakeesta Mountain...more
Open Now
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3202
+1 865-325-2400
Ways to Experience Anakeesta
from US$22.34
More Info
Reviews (1,070)
Filter reviews
1,067 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews canopy walk fire pit tree house chair lift zip line rope bridge an ice cream shop enclosed gondola memorial garden ski lift tree top canopy lift stops chairlift ride gem mining rocking chairs cute shops views are amazing
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,067 reviews
Reviewed today

my family and I went to Anakeesta we with the money my wife and my eldest was lucky enough to see a bear coming down the mountain we would visit again and as we were there in the fall the leaves were starting to change...More

Thank Traveler26290207564
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Oh my goodness! This is such a fun place to visit with gorgeous scenery views, great food, cute shops, and an awesome ski lift ride up and down the mountain. I can wait to return!

Thank ConnieA401
Reviewed yesterday

We visited on 11/5/18. My wife had visited before early in the year with a friend, but this was my first time. The views were fantastic with the fall colors. Enjoyed the canopy walk (free with admission) and the gardens (still under construction). The area...More

Thank Jeff W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took the lift to the top! Enjoyed a BBQ sandwich sitting at a table looking out at the mountains! Walking paths to view beautiful flower gardens, tribute to men who fought the horrible fire in the Smokies, and walked the tree canopy on rope bridges!...More

Thank GinaPowell-Young
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great place to visit, lots to do, if you go in after 5pm you get the next day free. Beautiful views and good Ice cream at the top. also have a resturant, shops at the top.

Thank Stmwatch
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I went for the first time last weekend. Although it was cold, we had a lot of fun. Got to see a couple of bears on the ride up and back down. Awesome views once you get to the top. Will certainly...More

Thank tomsC3075VW
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our ride up to Anakeesta. When we got to the top, we decided to walk around a bit and discovered it is a pretty small area. The views are nice around you. There is a beautiful flower garden that you should take time...More

Thank Krista P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Be prepared to wait to get tickets and be prepared to wait to ride the enclosed gondola. And for four of us which was 3 adult tickets and one child was around $85. Which is kind of outrageous if you ask me. And they only...More

Thank CrystalMarkowich
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was really excited to experience Anakeesta after hearing such good things about it. I will say the staff who work at the bottom in the ticket booth, not very professional. I stood there 5 minutes, while they were just chitchatting with one another before...More

Thank lovetravel2
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ride up was not the greatest. The lift kept stopping and would swing. It took a good 30 minutes to get up to the top. Waited a while for our food. Food was cold. None of the heaters were working due to no propane. We...More

Thank Alyssa G
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 74 nearby hotels
Johnson's Inn
395 reviews
.18 km away
Margaritaville Resort Gatlinburg
288 reviews
.21 km away
Bales Motel
89 reviews
.26 km away
River Terrace Resort and Convention Center
1,006 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 210 nearby restaurants
New Orleans Sandwich Company
538 reviews
.17 km away
Donut Friar
2,391 reviews
.17 km away
Coffee and Company
234 reviews
.17 km away
769 reviews
.21 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 286 nearby attractions
The Village Shops
824 reviews
.17 km away
Historic Ogle Log Cabin
239 reviews
.02 km away
Guinness World Records Adventure
216 reviews
.17 km away
Mountain Mall
193 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 November 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Blank_Screen_Name | Reviewed this property |
You cannot drive up. The open chair lift or enclosed chondola are the two ways to get there and certainly add to the whole Anakeesta experience.
Paulette A
13 October 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Teresa G | Reviewed this property |
There is a great tree house complex perfect for all of the kids. They're connected by swinging bridges and look like so much fun! I wished I was 3' again so I could play in them!
I am just trying to figure out if a relative of mine would be able to make it up to the top to see the view at the restaurant. She fell a couple of years ago and fractured hip, and no longer can walk straight and walks with a wobble. From reading it sounds like she could ride up on a Gondola, but would she be able to do anything, once we get off the gondola? Is it a long steep walk to get to the restaurant, or will she be able to see nice views, once she is off of the gondola? I think she probably would be find, if she just had a decent place to sit, and look at the view, while we explored more. We have young kids, and I think that they would love to play in the tree top canopy area. But from the looks of the bridges, i'd be too afraid to take her on those. She doesn't use a wheelchair, sometimes a cane but rarely. (she doesn't even know about this place). One older review, mentioned not many places to sit, so i'm also worried that if we brought her, she might not would have a comfortable place to sit.
30 September 2018|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Danielle B | Reviewed this property |
I believe that your family member would not have any problems getting around Anakeesta. There are lots of flat surfaces and the restaurant is easily accessible. I do remember seating being limited besides at the... More