Anakeesta Vista Garden Expansion
Our Vista Garden Walk expansion is now open! In addition to shaded bench swings to take in the incredible views on top of Anakeesta, enjoy more beautiful plant life, or visit Willow Man for the perfect photo op. Be sure to check out our new interactive play area called BearVenture that was designed and built right here in Gatlinburg by Heartwood Galleries! You can also find art installations called “Twigloos” designed by Knoxville native Kelly Brown.
Here’s a sneak peak – Be on the look out for our interactive natural musical instruments coming soon. PLUS a new 50 foot observation tower for a 360-degree view of the Smoky Mountains coming in Spring 2020! Visit our website for more details.
Join us ALL SUMMER LONG for our Summer in the Smokies event series! This month enjoy live music performances from Newcut Bluegrass Band, Monroeville, Boogertown Gap, and more, all FREE with admission!
Have you spotted a woodland fairy at Anakeesta? Keep an eye out for our fairies flitting around the park on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. They would love to have their photo taken with you!
A New Way to Reach the Top
A new ride to the summit! Coming at the end of this summer, we are excited to introduce a new way to get to the top of Anakeesta Mountain. In addition to our Chondola, guests will be able to reach the summit in a 45-passenger military style vehicle via a scenic drive through the forest.
At no extra cost, guests can board their “adventure truck” at the base and enjoy a forest drive to the top complete with an audio tour about the mountain’s history, wildlife, and more!
Simply Southern Giveaway Bash!
Join us in the Overlook Beer Garden with Simply Southern as they showcase their signature jeep and provide free giveaways for the first 50 guests! Receive a 20% off discount on all Simply Southern items during the event from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM on June 14th.
Red, White, & BREW!
Red, White, & BREW!
Join us this Fourth of July for a day of FREE live music, games, crafts, and the BEST view of downtown Gatlinburg city lights all included in your admission! Also stay for the midnight parade and see Anakeesta’s float on the parkway as we compete to win best use of lights and best original float a second year in a row.
Anakeesta Swag at the Touch of a Button!
We’ve got it all from t-shirts to hiking gear and specialty items! If you haven’t already, check out our new online retail store. Have items shipped directly to you, or pick them up at will call!