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Mystery Hill

129 Mystery Hill Ln, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9549
+1 828-264-2792
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Worth a visit!

A neat little attraction with lots to see and do. The Vortex room is the main attraction and it is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Elayna S
via mobile
Thought it would be cooler

We had to see this. Saw the video on line. But this was pretty hokey. The slanted room was cool... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chesapeake, Virginia
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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 yesterday via mobile

A neat little attraction with lots to see and do. The Vortex room is the main attraction and it is really amazing. The Hall of Mysteries is fun as well and good for anyone who likes optical illusions or has even a passing interest in...More

Thank Elayna S
Reviewed yesterday

We had to see this. Saw the video on line. But this was pretty hokey. The slanted room was cool, but they really need to up date the optical illusions and other things. It was really kinda lame and I'm sad.

Thank Bonnielt23
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My kids could not have been more thrilled with this experience. It didn't take very long and they talked about their experience all day! However, be warned. I am very prone to getting dizzy and the anti-gravity room make me feel sick all day long....More

Thank Stahlko
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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 13 July 2017

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
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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