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Mystery Hill

129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
+1 828-264-2792
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Ranked #10 of 15 attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Educational Sites, Mysterious Sites
Owner description: Mystifying visitors to the High Country since 1948 Mystery Hill features a fascinating collection of hands on activities related to Optical Illusions,... more » Owner description: Mystifying visitors to the High Country since 1948 Mystery Hill features a fascinating collection of hands on activities related to Optical Illusions, Natural Phenomena, and Puzzles. See your friends grow and shrink before your eyes on the Mystery Platform, experience the "gravitational" pull of The Mystery House, Lose your shadow on the Shadow Wall, learn to fly on the Flying Mirror, stand inside a giant soap bubble at Bubblerama. Tickets also include free admission to the Native American Artifacts Museum and The Appalachian Heritage Museum housed in the 1903 home of the founder of Appalachian State University. Open 7 days a week year round, rain or shine. Four miles from Blowing Rock on Hwy 321. « less
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Jacksonville NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We are a family of 5 with a 7 year old and 9 year old. First of all, there was no warning for people with Vertigo!! I wouldn't have spent the money if I would have known that it would cause dizziness. We were all somewhat disappointed with what this place had to offer. Maybe it's because we've seen most... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I loved Mystery Hill; however, I do wish I would have known about the possibility of becoming sick. I am still feeling a little nauseous an hour later. That being said, it really was a lot of fun!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I went there, we really enjoyed it. You have to go into your visit with a playful mind and it was so entertaining. We had so much fun trying to figure out why things were the way that they were, then later trying to track down whose guess was closest to the truth on Google. It was... More

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Wallburg, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I loved this place as a kid and took my kids. They loved it! They wanted to go back everyday. Lots of amazing thing for kids to figure out.

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Salisbury, NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stopped here on our way into Boone because they have a gem mine next door. If you get dizzy easily this is not the place for you. This place is really fun for kids, there were some neat tricks and things to do inside. The good thing is for the price of admission you can go back in as... More

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Pickens, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Sort of cheesy. Save this for a day to entertain your little kids. Over-hyped. Anyone over the age of 12 is wasting their money and their time.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We really enjoyed this place. It was educational, fun and the owners were absolutely wonderful! They made you feel like you were family!!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We both grew up going to these mountains with our families but had somehow never stopped here. As we had our young teen son with us, we thought why not? It was exactly as we had expected, a little cheesy at first, but scientifically interesting once you actually got inside the "house". Very worthwhile in doing, especially as the current... More

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NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I taken my grandkids here a couple of times. The only thing they liked was the leaning house and the rooms with bubbles and such. Really too expensive for what it is.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We are 2 couples in retirement. We only entered the Native American and Appalachian Heritage museums. Both were subpar. The Native American is essentially display case after display case of arrowheads, found mostly in North Carolina and Georgia.

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