Anakeesta—getting above it all in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

May 18, 2017

Karen Bentz surveys finishing touches on the new Anakeesta mountaintop experience in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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Anakeesta marks a new dimension in Gatlinburg, Tennessee-- a popular base camp for vacationers who have come to these parts to experience the Great Smoky Mountains National Park since the 1930s. The Anakeesta adventure begins with a high-tech combination gondola, chairlift base station in the heart of town. Atop the mountain is Firefly Village, a zip line course, and treetop canopy walk 40 to 60 feet above the forest floor. Join visionary partners Karen and Bob Bentz.

Anakeesta mountaintop in mid distance
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Zip Line and rappelling an integral part of the Anakeesta experience
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Bob Bentz surveying final phase of construction at Anakeesta
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