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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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Fun but pricy

I have been there twice and it is pricy for what it is but it is a one of a kind experience. Children of any ages will never want to leave.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have been there twice and it is pricy for what it is but it is a one of a kind experience. Children of any ages will never want to leave.

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Chesnee, SC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

11 yr old and her papa loved the mystery room while 4 yr old and her mimi loved the science room. Grandparents will be back again to enjoy the museum.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a typical roadside attraction but this one is super fun. This is a fun for all ages kinda place. There was also a small museum on the property as well- perfect to introduce small kids to museums-its really small but educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was our first stop in Boone/Blowing Rock! Had children in ages 3, 5 & 13. They all had a great time. Great learning experience. Lots of fun things to do! I've been many times & always excited to go back! Staff is super friendly!

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Kernersville, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited Docs Gems next door which was awesome! So we decided to go next door to see what Mystery Hill was all about. Hind sight we really wish we would have just skipped it as it wasn't worth the money spent. For 2 adults, a 12 year old and 6 year old it was $36. It is truly just... More 

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MysteryHill, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this review

Tina - I am truly sorry that we did not meet your expectations on your recent visit. We pride ourselves on having exhibit areas that all ages can enjoy and one low ticket price that gets you access to all. I am curious as to what you more you would like to see for the price as we feel that... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I have taken my family there twice. Needless to say it is a wonderful experience and the kids and adults was amazed by how much fun it is! We love it!

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Port Saint John, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

My wife and I stopped at this thinking it would be a lot of fun. We quickly realized that this place is more for people who have small kids. We thought the things they showed was cool, but knowing what all had we probably would have skipped this attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

We absolutely love this place. I was brought as a child and still to this day love it. I will be returning soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 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 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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