Pinsteps. Anakeesta parking lot in Gatlinburg
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Anakeesta is an outdoor entertainment complex located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The complex features a chairlift ride to the top of Anakeesta Mountain, where visitors can enjoy scenic views of the surrounding mountains, as well as various attractions and activities, including ziplining, a treetop canopy walk, a mountain coaster, and a playground for children. Anakeesta also offers shopping and dining options, with several restaurants serving Southern cuisine and local craft beers. The complex is a popular tourist destination, especially during the peak summer and fall seasons.

Anakeesta is a Cherokee word that roughly translates to "place of the balsams" or "place of the high ground." The Cherokee people considered the Great Smoky Mountains to be sacred and had their own names for many of the peaks and landmarks in the area. Anakeesta Mountain was one such place that was held in high esteem by the Cherokee people for its beauty and natural resources.

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Embark on an unforgettable adventure with a two-hour road trip to Roaring Fork, nestled in the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Discover the rich history of the area as you explore preserved historic buildings, including the Ephraim Bales House, Alfred Reagan Tub Mill, and Ely's Mill. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area as you hike along the Trillium Gap and Grapeyard Ridge trails, taking in stunning vistas of the Roaring Fork stream and majestic waterfalls. With so much to explore and discover, this road trip is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and reconnect with nature.

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