Anakeesta reveals plans for $6 million tower, set to be the tallest in downtown Gatlinburg

It takes a certain kind of attitude to stand atop a mountain, looking out over one of the true visual wonders of the world and think, “You know what this needs? More height.” The folks at Anakeesta are that kind of innovative thinkers. So they begin the 2020 season with a $6 million expansion that […]

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Seasonal closures in the Smokies, what you need to know about Cades Cove, Dollywood, Anakeesta, Titanic

With so much going on year-round in the Smokies it’s almost strange to say that we are officially in the “off-season”.  But with two of the Smokies’ most popular attractions now closed through early March – Cades Cove and Dollywood – and Anakeesta officially running on a limited schedule, if there is an “off-season”… this […]

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Top 5 things to do in the Smokies to get you in the Christmas spirit

Christmas is a magical time in the Smokies, and if you’re already in town, congratulations! It’s hard to go wrong from here. But if you’re looking for something more specific, look no further. Here are my top 5 picks on what to do to put ya right in the Christmas spirit:    5 – Visit Gatlinburg […]

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Anakeesta’s “Local Appreciation Days” start today with $5 tickets for residents of select counties

Anakeesta’s semi-annual event “Local Appreciation Days” officially kicks off today and runs through Sunday Nov. 17th, 2019 with discounted special general admission for residents of Sevier, Knox, Blount, Jefferson and Cocke counties.  Discounted general admission will be offered for only $5 plus tax to all guests from the above listed counties who present a valid […]

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A review of Anakeesta 2019 — A getaway from your getaway

Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, a time to get away and refresh.  But then you get to a destination spot like Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge where there’s just so many things to do you end up needing a vacation within a vacation.  Anakeesta, billed as Gatlinburg’s theme park, is the perfect place to get […]

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