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Mystery Hill

129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
828-263-0507
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Ranked #10 of 13 attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Educational Sites, Mysterious Sites
Owner description: One of the areas oldest attractions Mystery Hill has been amazing visitors since 1948. See a ball roll uphill, and water flow uphill, swing in a swing... more » Owner description: One of the areas oldest attractions Mystery Hill has been amazing visitors since 1948. See a ball roll uphill, and water flow uphill, swing in a swing that only swings on one side of the pendulum, Experience the Mystery Platform where people grow right before your eyes, boggle your mind with optical illusions and puzzles, lose your shadow, flap your wings and fly on the flying mirror, stand inside a giant soap bubble, marvel at one of the largest collections of arrowheads in the world, Step back in time as you explore the 1903 home of the founders of Appalachian State University, Strike it rich at the Gem Mine, explore a fossil dig at the Fossil Museum, cool off by tubing the creek, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy our beautiful picnic facilities, shop in our gift shops with some of the best prices in the High Country. « less
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Wooster, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stopped here on spring break and it was so hokey. What a waste of money. We were laughing so hard to ourselves about how cheesy it was. Also the "vortex" room is headache inducing and not good for people who have a tendency to pass out. Who is writing these positive reviews? That's what we want to know! Total money... More

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southaven, ms
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Stopped by here on the way to the parkway and was surprised. My wife and I had a fun time here. The place really throws your senses off. Price was reasonable.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

It has a number of different exhibits for the historian, brain twisters and a room that seems to defy gravity. Fun for adults and kids alike. Next door is a gem mining station, shop and cafe. A stop that I look forward to again in the warmer months (had been there in February).

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

On the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we stopped to stretch our legs here and found that we stretched our senses and made a 50 year old couple act like a couple of schoolkids for a couple of hours!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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158 reviews 158 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Pretty much like a hands on style museum. A little on the hokey side but the kids had fun. I would recommend going once. I doubt I would feel the need to go back,

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Sebring, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

The vortex room was my favorite part of the entire thing. Overall, it seems more like a carnival exhibit. Later on I did research and figured out how everything really worked.

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Weston, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

You can't miss going to Mystery Hill at least once in your life. There are so many optical illusions and interacting things it is fun for the whole family! You may experience some dizziness afterwards, but it's all worth it in the end.

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Buffalo, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We took our 2 grandchildren ages 5 and 8 to Mystery Hill during a Thanksgiving vacation. The girls really enjoyed the magnet room and the bubble room. The optical illusions were also pretty neat. I felt it was priced too high for what was offered,

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Wilmington, nc
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The optical illusions are fun (once) and the inside has some fun stuff to look at and do. Our 8 yo really liked the giant bubble.

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NC
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Total waste of money!!! Everything was dusty, sticky and disgusting. Would not recommend this place to ANYONE!!! The "illusions" are so basic...definitely for children. Takes about 10-15 mins to walk through the whole thing. For $9 a person...I'd prefer to have kept my money. Very disappointed!!!

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