We've never seen anything quite like this before.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
February 24, 2020
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Credit: Anakeesta

You don't have to sell us hard on a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Between the Smokies and SkyLift Park to theme parks like Anakeesta and nearby Dollywood there's something for everyone to enjoy in this majestic slice of The Volunteer State.

But if you're looking for an exciting new draw, look no further than Anakeesta's Treehouse Adventure Course, which is currently being built for the adventure hub by Climb Works, a local construction shop in Gatlinburg. The project comes as part of the park's $6 million expansion and while the new adventure course is designed for kids and teenagers, we personally think adults will have fun embracing their inner child as they explore the attraction, too.

WATCH: Anakeesta in Gatlinburg Is Getting a Tree House Adventure Course As Part of Its $6 Million Expansion

Currently, employees at Climb Works are hard at work in their in the studio to get the interconnected treehouses built  for Anakeesta (see the photo of the adventure course in-progress blow). The folks at theme park couldn't be more excited for the adventure course's arrival, along with other park upgrades, all of which they aim to have open to the public by Memorial Day: “We are thrilled to see all the pieces of Anakeesta's largest expansion ever coming together.  The observation tower will become downtown Gatlinburg's tallest point with 360-degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains, the restaurant, outdoor water play area, and the Treehouse Adventure Course, which is certainly an incredibly imaginative addition," says Michele Canney, Anakeesta VP/Marketing and Sales. "We never seem to outgrow our love for tree houses, and these will be unlike any our guests have ever seen before. Various adventure elements are being added to our tree houses including slides, poles and swings that extend two stories below. Anakeesta really tries to provide an authentic outdoor experience in-and-above the heart of Gatlinburg. What better way to play in the Smoky Mountains than in the trees—and in these whimsical tree houses!"

Credit: Climb Works

We're looking forward to checking this out for ourselves in the near future. Fresh mountain air, an excuse to break a sweat, and fun with loved ones. What Smoky Mountain magic could possibly be better?