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Mystery Hill

129 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9549
+1 828-264-2792
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OK I guess

I wasn't overly impressed but this is a good place to bring the kids. The vortex room made me... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
laura g
Fun expeirence

Fun family outing with 11 year old son. We enjoyed watching the balls, which were the size of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Liz N
via mobile
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Explore a real gravitational anomaly at Mystery Hill! Amazing visitors since 1948 visitors receive a quick guided tour of the Mystery Platform where two guest stand on a perfectly level platform but appear to grow and shrink as they switch sides and the Mystery House where the laws of gravity appear to have been forgotten as things roll up hill and visitors experience a strange pull to the North. After the tour guest are invited to stay and experiment as long as they like before moving on to the Hall of Mystery with a series of Optical Illusions and Hands on activities including The Shadow Wall, the Spooky Spigot, The Flying Mirror, and everyone's favorite Bubblerama where you can actually stand inside a giant soap bubble. Visitors also get free admission to visit the Moon and Irene Mullins Arrowhead Collection of over 100,000 arrowheads they collected over their life time and to a walk thru the 1903 Dougherty House the home of the founders of Appalachian State University. Also while at Mystery Hill visitors can buy a bucket and try their hand at Gem Mining at the area's premier gem mine Doc's Rocks and the Appalachian Fossil Museum. Open 7 days a week year round, rain or shine. Mystery Hill is located between Boone and Blowing Rock on Hwy 321.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“vortex room” (43 reviews)
“bubble room” (27 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
129 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9549
+1 828-264-2792
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wasn't overly impressed but this is a good place to bring the kids. The vortex room made me instantly sick to my stomach, but it had some other cute activities good for a family. This would probably be a good rainy day think to...More

Thank laura g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun family outing with 11 year old son. We enjoyed watching the balls, which were the size of tennis balls roll up hill.

Thank Liz N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is similar to a fun house at a carnival. All the so called mystery is contrived. It is done with simple carpentry tricks.

Thank airbag2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place it has so many mysterys too it and your tickets are good for all day you can come and go as you please !! The vortex is the strangest thing ever

Thank lovetotrip12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like a small Believe it Or Not location. We had a small history of the location, some puzzles and interesting facts and Vortex room (really cool). They also had a Bubble Room that was a lot of fun. Admission was $9 and included a visit...More

Thank Lesa W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a vortex as you would expect. You'll really need to see if for yourself. Our guide was great. Gift shop and museums along with the attraction.

Thank Gluehuffer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the kids really enjoyed the visit. The mystery house is a bit much for those of us with inner ear issues but they have it fixed so that if you cant handle the weird feeling, you can go around behind it and that was great....More

Thank Sherry G
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Mystery Hill is one of many vortices in the United States. The vortex room is not for those that suffer from vertigo or motion sickness. Entering the room nausea set in pretty quickly but it is amazing to see balls roll uphill, children sitting on...More

Thank Mzsbach47
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My husband, our two teenage sons, and I visited Mystery Hill. It was interesting and affordable. Our sons were glad we stopped here.

Thank foreverluvinthebeach
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

This is an interesting place to visit. The kids had a good time and prices are reasonable. Makes a good summer day activity.

Thank rdmoody27
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Tammy P
5 August 2015|
Response from Matthew U | Property representative |
Adults are $9 each - Children 5-12 are $7 each - Children under 5 are always free