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Review of Anakeesta

Anakeesta
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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. Admission to Anakeesta includes your scenic Chondola ride to the summit via a 4-person open air chair or a 6-person enclosed cabin and everything that Firefly Village has to offer! From shopping and dining, to our 16 bridge Tree Canopy Walk, Treehouse Village Playground for the kids, Memorial Forest Walk and Vista Garden Walk with interpretive signage, to a relaxing lunch at the Smokehouse BBQ food truck where you can enjoy the gorgeous scenic views. Dueling zipline tickets are additional and can be purchased at the summit of Anakeesta. Gem Mining is also available next to the Treehouse Village Playground. Look for our exciting Rail Runner, the first single-rail mountain coaster in the U.S. to open July 2018!
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We rode up on the chair lift, my little girl loved the fairy shop. We did mining it was a lot of fun. The treetops walk was good. Crowded right now. Use sunscreen or a hat. Bring a bag for shopping, this was where our shopping bag quit.

Thank sunshine49046
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"canopy walk"
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"chair lift"
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"fire pit"
in 44 reviews
"tree house"
in 43 reviews
"zip lining"
in 91 reviews
"rope bridge"
in 17 reviews
"enclosed gondola"
in 17 reviews
"memorial garden"
in 16 reviews
"an ice cream shop"
in 14 reviews
"tree top canopy"
in 13 reviews
"ski lift"
in 42 reviews
"blue bell ice cream"
in 6 reviews
"gem mining"
in 19 reviews
"chairlift ride"
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"rocking chairs"
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"mama bear"
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Zip line was much enjoyed by my grandson and son!! Beautiful area. This will be one of the highlights of your trip!!

Thank cpark1952
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Very expensive. Everyone was nice, but wish they had been honest when we bought the ticket to the top. Because of the extreme windy conditions at the top, everything was closed except for a few shops. The wind was blowing so hard the chairs were blowing around, dust was blowing in our eyes, the tree top bridges were closed, and the ride up there was crazy scary!

Thank Kentuckygirl2014
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Michele C, Guest Relations Manager at Anakeesta, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for your comments. We do offer a discounted rate for times when a portion of the park needs to be closed due to windy conditions. I would be happy to offer you that discounted rate when you next visit us here at Anakeesta (even if it is a sunny warm day!) You can reach me by calling 865-325-2400 and asking for Michele.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This attraction includes a chairlift ride to the top of the mountain and some of the activities on the mountain. Our family chose to do only the activities included with the chairlift ticket. There are several stores and food stands to chose from once your at the top.

The kids enjoyed the treehouse which had several rope obstacles. There are also photos that depict the aftermath of the fire from a few years ago. The elevated tree swing path was very enjoyable and the nature views were very pretty.

There was also a zip line tour which we chose not to do; however, the people on it seemed to be having a very good time.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

After almost having to cancel our zip line event due to the threat of rain , luckily the skies held out and we were able to go . This was our second time zip lining and I was very pleased with the way our trip was handled . From the beginning I felt secure because our equipment was fitted by one of the guides and then double checked by another guide as we prepared to do the zip lines . They made sure we were safely attached to the line once it was our turn to go . We didn’t have to worry about braking , that was all built into the system . All we had to do is enjoy the ride and a fun ride it was !

Thank Leonidus54
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