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Address: 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: +1 828-264-2792
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Mystery Hill located between Boone and Blowing Rock on Hwy 321 has been...
Mystery Hill located between Boone and Blowing Rock on Hwy 321 has been entertaining visitors to the North Carolina High Country 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.
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Mystery Hill

Great inexpensive fun for the family. Kids love it. I have been twice over the last five years. It's a unique place one of a kind good family fun. Science. Gravity. And country... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I would recommend Mystery Hill to any family! It was an awesome day trip for our family of 7. The kids and the adults all enjoyed it. Great memories made thank you so much!

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

For a fun filled adventure - you MUST visit Mystery Hill!! This place is amazing and fun for the whole family!! You will definitely be glad that you stopped by here!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great inexpensive fun for the family. Kids love it. I have been twice over the last five years. It's a unique place one of a kind good family fun. Science. Gravity. And country charm all in one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

I remember going to Mystery Hill when I was younger, so when I had the chance to take my son I was up for it! Just as expected, he LOVED it. I almost had to pry him away. Although he never fully got the hang of walking in the slanted room, he laughed and giggled the whole time, even as... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Interesting place, if we had more time I would have loved to figure out the trick. Hated we missed the other house and the outside activities, but it was pouring rain. Not sure if it was a special the day we went but our purchases and admission was discounted. This is a true mom and pop business so go check... More 

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Millerscreek, Nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This was a very nice short day trip for the kids. My kids loved the mystery house. Great staff and very friendly. Thank you for offering the dollar days. My family enjoyed it. My kids are already wanting to go back. The gift shop is nice also. We also bought the season pass, at a great deal. We will be... More 

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I enjoyed going to mystery hill with my grandkids. They live in Ohio and we have gone there 2 times & had a great time both times. The kids, big & small had a wonderful time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a fun and unique place to visit. Nice gift shop also. We have actually been three times and took friends.

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Catawba, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Our family visited Mystery Hill over the weekend. We had a blast. This really was fun for all ages. Our age group was from toddler to senior and there was something for all of us. Beware of the Vortex room if you get dizzy easily. The kids really loved the shadow wall...still can't figure that one out...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming to Mystery Hill, since I can remember...maybe 4 or 5 years old. I'm now 34 yrs old and I still see things and do things that I may have missed before!!! Of course, it has been a MUST for my children to go...and the joy and laughter alone is priceless. They are beginning to become young... More 

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