Anakeesta Announces Local Appreciation Days – $5 Tickets April 29th-May 5th

From Anakeesta:

April 29th – May 5th benefiting Friends of the Smokies!

Residents and employees of Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson, Knox, and Blount Counties are invited to visit Anakeesta for just $5.00 from April 29th – May 5th. A portion of the proceeds from this week-long local appreciation days will be donated to the Friends of the Smokies.

Friends of the Smokies assists the National Park Service in its mission to preserve and protect the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by raising funds and public awareness and providing volunteers for needed projects.

The $5.00 admission to Anakeesta provides all day access to the park and includes a scenic Chondola ride to Anakeesta Mountain, the Treehouse Village Play Area, Memorial Forest Walk, Vista Garden Walk, 16-bridge Tree Canopy Walk, and access to quaint retail shops and several dining options offering burgers, Southern BBQ, entrée salads and of course, ice cream.

Locals are invited to upgrade to an Annual Pass during this week-long promotion for just the cost of one additional full price ticket (plus the $5.00) to enjoy the park 365 days from date of issue.

The Dueling Zipline Adventure is $29.99 for adults with senior and child pricing available and the Rail Runner Mountain Coaster is $12.99. Please visit our website at for all zipline and coaster requirements.

Each person in party must live or work in Sevier, Cocke, Jefferson, Knox or Blount County. Eligible guests must present photo ID with address or current paycheck stub with ID.

Purchase special $5.00 tickets on-site at our ticket booth at 576 Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738.

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