The magic of the Anakeesta mountaintop is closer than you think—and it’s even easier for locals to soak it in! The outdoor experience in Gatlinburg is now offering discounted passes for Tennessee residents. For the cost of a single day pass ($34.99), Tennesseans (both adults and children) will be able to enjoy season passes which are normally $69.99. Residents will be able to enjoy all the perks that come with a regular season pass including 20% off all in-park purchases, adventure add-ons, buddy passes and Anakeesta’s newest attraction Astra Lumina. The special deal begins January 15th. A valid Tennessee I.D. is required. Tickets must be redeemed before February 26th.
Preserving and protecting is important to Anakeesta. From the sweeping 360-degree mountain views to the glorious gardens, the goal of this mountain theme park is to immerse guests in the beauty and adventure of the outdoors. There’s plenty for families to do starting off with a chondola ride to the peak. (It just so happens to be the highest point in Gatlinburg!) Once you’ve reached the summit you can choose from one of many activities. The Treetop Skywalk—the longest of its kind in North America—takes you on a walk through the canopy.
Thrill seekers will love the Dueling Zipline Adventure or the Rail Runner Mountain Coaster. The Treeventure Challenge Course allows children to climb, swing, crawl and slide through three levels of interactive treehouses. Kids will also love the Bearventure Challenge Course for more climbing and playing. When the temperatures rise, children can cool off in the splash pad. No visit to Anakeesta is complete without climbing to the top of the Anavista Observation Tower.
There are opportunities to relax and unwind, too. Sit down to an “elevated” dining experience at Cliff Top. The views and the food are top-notch. More casual barbecue-style fare can be found at Smokehouse. When you’re too busy having fun to stop, you can grab a quick bite at Kephart Café, The Happy Camper or The Snack Shack. Then satisfy your sweet tooth at Pearl’s Pie in the Sky with ice cream or baked goodies.