Welcome to the 2024 McGee-Green Family Reunion!

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, July 18th 

Welcome event  4:30-8:00 pm


Friday, July 19th

Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park -  9am

  • We will meet at the park at 9:00 a.m.  Families are welcome to stay as long as they want.
  • Admission to the Anakeesta will be part of the Reunion fee and all reunion attendees are encouraged to join us so that we can take our 2024 Reunion Photo.
  • Description of the park and activities are below.

Family Fun Night - 6pm


Saturday, July 20th

Optional daytime activities - suggestions provided below

Family Showcase Dinner - 6pm

Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park


The Anakeesta Mountaintop Adventure Park activities included our admission package are as follows :

    • UNLIMITED Chondola and Ridge Rambler Adventure truck rides to the Summit of Anakeesta.
    • Treetop Skywalk- 14 bridges suspended 50-60 feet in the trees for a forest experience you will never forget.
    • Vista Gardens- lush plantings, interpretive signage, Willow, and twigloos in our multi-sensory certified arboretum.
    • AnaVista Tower: 360-degree views of The Great Smoky Mountains from the tallest point in Downtown Gatlinburg.
    • Children’s Treehouse Adventure- a series of educational and physical elements to delight your inner child.
    • BearVenture-The entire family will enjoy our ropes and log adventure course.
    • TreeVenture- Interactive challenge course for guests of all ages. Climb, crawl, and slide through multilevel treehouses.
    • Firefly Village- a whimsical town in the sky with access to quaint shopping and dining, fire pit and breathtaking views.
    • Black Bear Village: gather here for live music and entertainment while enjoying scenic views of The Great Smoky Mountains
    • Cliff Top Restaurant- Elevated indoor and outdoor dining with breathtaking mountain views.
    • Kephart Cafe: Serving quick bites for guests on the go. Enjoy gourmet hot dogs, flatbread pizza, and cold craft beers.
    • Smokehouse- Mouthwatering southern BBQ with a Full-Service Bar surrounded by breathtaking mountain views.
    • Splash Pad- Tennessee themed waterfall with woodland creatures spouting water and jetted elements.
  • Adventure rides, e.g. Ziplining, Rail Runner Coaster, can be purchased for an additional fee that will include a group discount. 

Park description

    • At Anakeesta we have created a unique, authentic outdoor experience by immersing guests of all ages in the beauty and adventure of the great outdoors.
    • Located in the heart of Gatlinburg, our mountaintop park is a great family value! With elements of adventure and relaxation, we are sure to offer a memorable experience in the Smoky Mountains! Admission to Anakeesta includes all day park access and unlimited scenic rides via the Chondola or Ridge Rambler before arriving in Firefly village with quaint shopping, dining, and a whimsical mountain atmosphere.
    • Immerse yourself in nature as you stroll along the 14 bridge Treetop Skywalk with over 880′ of connected bridges hanging 50-60′ in the air.  Take your visit to new heights atop AnaVista Tower, the highest point in downtown Gatlinburg. This one of a kind observation tower provides guests with 360⁰ views of the Smoky Mountains.  See peaks as far away as Kentucky and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the park and lush botanical Vista Gardens 60 feet below! Home to over 3,000 plants, flowers and sculptures and our “keeper of the forest” Willow, who stands more than 20′ tall. Discover TreeVenture perched on the mountainside  of  Vista Gardens. Climb, crawl and slide your way through this interactive challenge course for all ages to enjoy. Meandering trails, waterfalls, and inspirational signage, Vista Gardens is a beautiful oasis among the mountains of East Tennessee, located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg!
    • Thrill seekers can purchase tickets for our Dueling Zipline Adventure and race side-by-side with friends on over 2,400′ of lines as they soar through the trees and rappel throughout the course.  Satisfy your need for speed while racing down the mountainside on the Rail Runner mountain coaster. 
    • We invite you to join us at Anakeesta—to be inspired by nature, enjoy time with family and friends, and discover the Magic in the Mountains!

Suggestions for Saturday Free Time Activities (all optional)

Family Friendly


  • Ripley’s Gatlinburg Aquarium Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, which is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is currently the top rated aquarium in the United States. The aquarium’s 1.4 million gallons of water is home to over 100,000 exotic sea creatures. The highlight of the aquarium is the 340-foot underwater tunnel, which allows visitors to view sharks, sea turtles, stingrays, and other exotic sea animals face-to-face without getting wet. The moving glide-path seemingly whisks visitors through the depths of the oceans in one of the longest underwater tunnels in the world. Your family is sure to be impressed when huge sharks swim within inches of them!
    • For a single ticket pass:
      • Adults (ages 12 and up) – $39.99
      • Child (ages 6 to 11) – $24.99
      • Toddlers (ages 2 to 5) – $9.99
      • Ages 2 and under – FREE
  • Hollywood Stars Cars Museum  A tour through the Hollywood Star Cars Museum is a trip through some of the most famous movies and TV shows of the last 50 years. Located in the Heart of Gatlinburg, Tennessee and surrounded by Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum first opened in 1996 featuring a collection of Television, Movie, and Celebrity owned vehicles.  Presently the museum houses 45 vehicles from favorite movies, TV shows, and entertainment icons.  We feature the best Hollywood movie & TV cars in recreated settings displayed with sound, lights, and action! Many of the cars are the creations of George Barris, who has created more famous Hollywood movie & TV cars than anyone. The most Famous being the 1966 TV Show Batmobile.
    • $17.99 Adult Tickets
    • $9.99 Children (6-12) Tickets
    • Children 5 & Under are FREE!
  • Titanic Museum The world’s largest Titanic Museum attraction!  As the whole world remembers the world’s most famous luxury liner, Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tn. will continue to open the door to the past in its one-of-a-kind way – letting “passengers” experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers.  As visitors touch a real iceberg, walk the Grand Staircase and third class hallways, reach their hands into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks, they learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand.
    • Each guest entering the ship will receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew. Feel their spirit presence in the galleries where over 400 personal and private artifacts are on display. Many are on display for the first time in the world. This collection is valued at over four and a half million dollars. This is a self-guided tour.
    • Tickets: 
      • Pigeon Forge Adult Admission (Ages 13 and up) $35.00
      • Pigeon Forge Child Admission (Ages 5 - 12) $15.00
      • Pigeon Forge Child 4 and Under Admission $0.00
  • Dollywood Theme Park (and Water Park Named the #1 Theme Park in the U.S. by TripAdvisor in 2022, Dollywood Parks & Resorts features rip-roaring rides, delectable fare, and stellar entertainment—all surrounded by breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. From live artists performing country, southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll and Appalachian music, to master craftsmen showcasing glass blowing and blacksmithing, Dollywood is brimming with the rich heritage and artistry of the Smokies. When it comes to thrilling entertainment for all ages, the park is home to more than 40 rides and attractions that include:
    • Lightning Rod, the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster
    • Wild Eagle, the country’s first wing coaster
    • FireChaser Express, the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster
    • Wildwood Grove, voted the Best Kids’ Area for three consecutive years. Learn more about Wildwood Grove.
    • Other great rides include Mystery Mine, Blazing Fury, Barnstormer, Daredevil Falls, Thunderhead and more


1-Day Theme Park Tickets

  • Regular Adult Price AGES (10-61) $89
  • Child & senior discount available.
  • Prices do not include tax.


Add Water Park Access For $10

Outdoor Adventure


  • SkyLift Park & SkyBridge Since 1954, the iconic yellow chairs of the Gatlinburg Skylift have taken visitors to the top of Crockett Mountain for scenic views of the Smokies.  Today visitors to the summit can experience walking across the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. Stretching 680 feet across with a height of 140 feet at its midpoint, walking the bridge is an unforgettable moment and accomplishment to be proud of, best documented with a photo.  The new SkyDeck and adjacent SkyCenter offer a place for refreshment and relaxation while enjoying the wide-open views of the mountains.
    • Sunday-Thursday 9AM-9PM, Friday & Saturday 9AM-10PM
    • Single visit tickets 
      • $34.95 Adult (12-64)
      • $27.95  Senior (65+)
      • $20.95 Junior (6-11)
      • FREE  Child (Under 5)
  • Rip Roaring Adventures White Water Rafting  (Ages 3+ only)  Smoky Mountain Rafting Trips for the entire family. Take in the majestic beauty of the Pigeon River, the Smokies and Cherokee National Forest while calmly floating along with your own personal Pigeon River rafting guide.
    • Looking for a fun yet relaxing rafting experience near Gatlinburg, TN that’s suitable for all ages? If so, the Lower Pigeon River Trip could be just your speed. This six-mile section of gentle class I and II rapids is perfect for you and your group to enjoy splashing and swimming while cooling off from the hot summer heat.
    • The Upper Pigeon River Trip is hands down the most exhilarating outdoor adventure you’ll find in the Gatlinburg, TN area. These class III & IV rapids are action-packed but also safe enough for the entire family (ages 8+) with no rafting experience necessary. Don’t know how to swim? NO PROBLEM! All guests are provided with Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets. As one of the Most Popular Rivers on the East Coast, you are guaranteed to have a Rip Roaring Good Time!
      • Tickets start at $47/participant depending on trip selection
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park Self-Guided Driving Tour Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park and discover why it’s the most visited National Park in the country! Tour these famous mountains while learning about Cherokee history and legends, Appalachian life, and much more. We’ll point you to all the best spots to take in the timeless wonders of the mountains. There’s no better way to see Clingman’s Dome, Cades Cove, or Rainbow Falls than on the Smoky Mountains tour!  As you drive through these scenic mountains, you’ll hear all about parts of Cherokee history you’ve never heard before, like the ancient Cherokee monarchy and the revolutionaries who fought against it! You’ll also get to hear detailed accounts of Cherokee ancestral legends about these mountains, from the great buzzard who shaped the Smoky Mountains from clay to the witch whose droplets of blood bloom into stalks of corn!
    • The Great Smoky Mountains are so vast that it can be tricky to find all the best spots—that’s where we come in. We’ll point you to all the most breathtaking, awe-inspiring sights in the park. Witness the majesty of Rainbow Falls, the 360-degree views atop Clingmans Dome, and the deep-rooted history of the Elys Mill. Our flexible route allows you to take all the time you need to admire the timeless wonders of the mountains.
    • Along the way, the Smoky Mountains Tour will fill you in not just on the rich history of the area and the people who have lived here but also on the complex flora and fauna which call these mountains home. Get to know the creatures of Cades Cove and learn how wildfires form an integral part of this vast, interconnected ecosystem.
    • All this without fussing with a map or adhering to someone else’s schedule! As you drive, audio stories will automatically pop up and start playing, allowing you to keep your attention on the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains.
      • $14.99/car
      • A driving tour through Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes 3-5 hours depending on how many stops you make