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Just when we think Gatlinburg is maxed out on fun and great things to do, our local attractions add on even more opportunities for locals and guests. Anakeesta is one of those spots and we’re always excited to see what tricks they have up their sleeves! 2020 is going to include non-stop memory making days in the Smokies, and with Anakeesta’s upcoming additions this year, many of those days will be spent on top of Gatlinburg’s favorite mountain destination! Here are a few of the exciting details to their expansion!

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is one of the top attractions in the Smoky Mountains and one of the most highly rated aquariums in the country. In the heart of downtown Gatlinburg you’ll find 10,000 ocean creatures representing 350 different species. An experience that is certainly unique and one that is filled with family fun. Here are 5 reasons to visit Ripley’s Aquarium during your stay with us at The Appy Lodge!

Coffee lovers rejoice! We have great news for you! If you plan on visiting Gatlinburg this year, not only do we have some incredible spots to grab a cup of joe, but 3 of the top coffee shops are in our beautiful downtown area. This offers up an opportunity to also experience the charm of taking a stroll through the shops while many guests are still sleeping. Folks that love sleeping in and a little hustle and bustle with their day, will also get their fix as well, so no worries if you choose to snooze! Here are 3 of the top Gatlinburg coffee shops to add to your list for your next vacation in the Smoky Mountains!

The hustle and bustle of the holidays have moved out and the spring frenzy the Smokies has yet to begin when March rolls in. This makes it one of the best times to visit Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains! Here’s a list of 5 of the best things to do when visiting during the month of March