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Mystery Hill

Address: 129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Phone Number: +1 828-264-2792
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Ranked #9 of 12 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Educational Sites, Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Mystifying visitors to the High Country since 1948 Mystery Hill features a fascinating collection...
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Type: Educational Sites, Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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.
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Trinity, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was our first stop when we arrived in Boone. It was $9 a person, quite cheesy and the gift-shop was dusty and unorganized--and just when I had made up my mind that this was an expensive waste of time....the kids started having a blast. They loved it! The pictures from in the gravity room still cracks them up. Our... More 

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Fishkill, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Waking up to rain during our stay in Boone,NC, I needed to keep my 10,7 and 3 year old grandkids busy! It is a small venue, a litttle costly for the thril, but my kids had a good time! There are a few interesting challenges that made it worth the visit. We were there for an hour!

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nothing more than that. It was fun on a rainy day and the attraction is pretty neat. The kids enjoyed it, but like the other reviews state, it's not Disney World. Then again, I don't think they're trying to sell a Disney experience. The entrance fee, we thought, was OK and not too steep. It gives you access to the... More 

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Destin, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

First and foremost,The reviews of the attractions are laughable. Expect an average experience (Nothing over the top, this place is set up for you to enjoy extra entertainment whilst in this mountain region) - Meaning , This place is not like disney world or any other major attraction. This is a place set up by the owners for you to... More 

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Don't get too excited but if you're looking for something to do for an hour, you can stop by. Cute, if not a little gimmicky.

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NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It's cute...nothing to get excited about. The gift shop area seemed to be full of dusty stuff that had been there for quite sometime. We went once. Once you've been....well you've seen it and no need to go back.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was an okay place to visit. The tour guide was not really needed. In the room that makes you off-balanced the tour guide spent way too much time in it. By the time we could leave the room my whole family was not feeling well.

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Marietta, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Kids loved it!! Different kind of attraction, we enjoyed it. There was some science and history that were learned as well and my kids kept going through again and again. A lot of very fun photos and things to do inside of the attraction. Tons of fun!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This place is really such a silly and funny place to take kids and the family for some great laughs and goofy good times. We had a great time! Memorable for all ages.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Our 6,13,& 15 years old had a ball and a blast. Dated fun is it's charm for I remembered it from my childhood. It is part of building family memories that are precious.

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