Anakeesta has been undergoing a 6.5 million expansion to create even more fun for everyone visiting Downtown Gatlinburg. Anakeesta is a 70+ acre family adventure park that continues to grow and expand, with additional plans for new dining options, a new shop and more activities for all to enjoy up on the Anakeesta mountain.
Since opening in 2017, Anakeesta has provided an oasis for families and adventure seekers in Gatlinburg. With activities for all ages, this popular destination makes a trip to the Smokies even more magical. This new expansion will bring to light new experiences for visitors and introduce new things for guests to enjoy while there. Here is what you can expect to find at Anakeesta after the expansion is complete.
The splash pad is the most recent addition to the already fun Anakeesta! This makes for the perfect place to cool off after a hot summer day and it is ideal for both children and adults. The kids will love running through the water and the adults can enjoy relaxing and taking in the views while the children splash around. Located in the plaza area, you will even be able to enjoy the waterfall that is located beside the all new splash pad. The splash pad is now open for all to enjoy when visiting Anakeesta!
This brand new treehouse experience is now open! This treehouse offers three levels of play. With a total of 6 netted bridges and 3 treehouses, this TreeVenture Course provides a fun challenge for kids of all ages. Watch the kids climb, swing and slide their way through the course.
Love views of the Smoky Mountains? Then you will love this new observation tower. The all new tower provides 360-degree views of the Smoky Mountains and adds new opportunities for visitors to enjoy the incredible scenery of our area. The AnaVista Tower is now the highest point in downtown Gatlinburg so you certainly do not want to miss it on your next trip to the area. There are 78 steps to climb to the observation platform. On clear days, you can even see Kentucky! The new Tower offers information on the mountain ranges and peaks you observe from the platform and there are some glass panels in the floor that allow guests to see the Vista Gardens below. It is an exhilarating experience and allows for incredible views.
Coming Soon in 2020
Outdoor Play Area
A new outdoor play area is coming soon that will help visitors cool off even more in the hot heat. There will be cool wading streams and a cascading waterfall.
A casual dining restaurant will be opening sometime soon at Anakeesta this fall. This will allow visitors to step in and cool off or warm up after enjoying the numerous activities. The new Smokehouse Restaurant will seat almost 300 people and will offer Southern BBQ favorites. Surrounded by scenic views, this restaurant will also offer a spacious outdoor patio for diners to enjoy the incredible scenery we continue to mention. New local craft beers will be available inside at the bar and also at a walk-up window. Those planning on visiting Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in the fall will be able to witness some of the most incredible sunsets from the patio as well!
Since opening, Anakeesta has provided a place for vacationers to the Smoky Mountains to enjoy jaw-dropping views, adventurous activities, local shopping and delicious dining. With their location being in downtown Gatlinburg and with their affordable pricing for all day fun, we suggest you head to Anakeesta on your next Pigeon Forge vacation. Not only will we be happy to help you find the perfect vacation condo rental to meet your needs, we will happily suggest the must-do activities and attractions for you and your family.