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Montana Vortex and House of Mystery

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Address: , Columbia Falls, MT
Phone Number: (406)-892-1210
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Worth stopping here and having a look around the shop even if you don't want to pay the $10 for the tour around the house of mystery. I did the tour and thought it was quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Friends that told me about this place and said that they had a very good time. I decided to go with my partner and left with a lot of mixed feelings. The guide was extremely boring and didn't seem to really know the answers to some questions and either avoided the question or seemed to be making up answers. I... More 

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Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The Montana Vortex is easy to find and a short drive from Kalispell. We arrived not really know what to expect and left scratching our heads as to how it is possible. I'm not converted into being a believer in the vortex but there are some weird things going on here. The most impressive (to me) was the "growing/shrink board"... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Fairly interesting but the tour was too long to keep your attention. Fair price and entertaining and a good way to spend a bad weather day to keep the kids happy

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69 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Worth stopping here and having a look around the shop even if you don't want to pay the $10 for the tour around the house of mystery. I did the tour and thought it was quite good, for a roadside tourist attraction. The tour takes about 45 mins but there are some things to do afterwards, so you will need... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Just went here and was told service dog could not accompany me into the house of mystery. I informed then that it was illegal to deny my dog access and I have to have my service dog with me at all times, And they refused. I would not recommend a place that breaks the law and denys a veteran a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The vortex depends largely on the guide. The house is cool, but everything after that dragged out too long. You have to give these guys credit for creating the illusions that "appear" to be unexplained.

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Nampa, Idaho
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I will leave it up to you to decided if the vortex is real or not. I don't believe there is a mysterious vortex but it was still fun to take the tour just to see the visual tricks and experience the leaning house. There is also a great opportunity to do some shopping in the gift shop. The guide... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I have went to the vortex twice. The first time was with smaller children then a few years later when they were 15 and 12. I would not recommend taking smaller children as it can really throw your equilibrium off. Both of my boys were not well for the remainder of the day but as young teenagers if was much... More 

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Wilderness
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46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The tour guide was super cheesy, talked way too fast, but knew his canned speech like the back of his hand. The place itself? Just plain weird and kitchy. Kind of expensive for optical illusions. The vortex, if that is what it really is, gave me a headache that lasted all day.

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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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91 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Had an interesting trip to the Vortex. Some parts were a bit hokey but there were some strange things as well. Had a good time and was worth the price.

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