Firefly Village at Anakeesta
October 15, 2018

Anakeesta has quickly become one of the top destinations in the Smoky Mountains and offers tons of fun attractions and restaurants, not to mention a unique Chondola ride to the top of the mountain! One of the other reasons to visit Anakeesta is to check out the shops at the Magical Firefly Village, which is built among the treetops in the heart of the Smokies! Here are 3 fun stores that you should explore during your visit to Anakeesta in Gatlinburg:

1. Great Outdoors Trading Company

Great Outdoors Trading Company Anakeesta

Your first stop at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg should be the Great Outdoors Trading Company, which contains a diverse selection of regional Appalachian arts, pottery, jewelry and other goods that have been handcrafted from talented local artisans. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you will enjoy browsing through the shop’s collection of Smoky Mountain books and the apparel that comes in handy for a day of hiking in the Smokies! Be sure to keep an eye out for the store’s Blue Planet sunglasses line, where a pair of prescription glasses is donated to someone in need with every purchase.

2. Catching Fireflies

One of the most unique stores in the Smoky Mountains is Catching Fireflies, a whimsical boutique that captures the enchantment of the forest. This fun store features a specialty line of children’s clothing, costumes, toys and more to capture your child’s imagination. You can also find all types of lovely jewelry items, as well as wind chimes, garden art, home goods and women’s apparel. Catching Fireflies has everything you need to create a magical Fairytale Garden of your very own, so bring home something truly special to display in your yard!

3. Adventure Outpost

Dueling Zipline Adventure at Anakeesta

The Adventure Outpost is THE place to shop for all of your Anakeesta souvenirs, including a full line of T-shirts and hats. This is the perfect way to remember your experience at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg and to celebrate your day of magic in the mountains! The Adventure Outpost also doubles as the first stop to begin the Dueling Zipline Adventure. If you are planning to ride the Anakeesta ziplines and the 2 controlled descents, you can complete your waiver here and check in for the zip experience of a lifetime!

Where to Stay

Stay close to all of the awesome shops, attractions and restaurants at Anakeesta in Gatlinburg with a vacation at Parkside Cabin Rentals! We have cabins of all sizes to accommodate your needs, ranging from 1 bedroom cabins for a romantic getaway to cabins with multiple bedrooms for the entire family! While staying with us, enjoy all types of excellent amenities including fully equipped kitchens, private decks with scenic views, soothing hot tubs, fireplaces and more! As a bonus for choosing us for your vacation, you can take advantage of our Parkside Perks program that includes free parking in downtown Gatlinburg, attraction discounts and other fantastic perks!

Check out all of our cabins in Gatlinburg TN today to plan your vacation just minutes away from Anakeesta in Gatlinburg! We hope to see you soon at Parkside Cabin Rentals!

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