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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 13 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Educational Sites, Mysterious Sites, Cultural
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, Cultural
Hours:
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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NC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 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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Burgaw, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Seriously the "tour guide" kinda ruined the experience. Instead of enjoying a leisurely stroll through the exhibits he hurried us along and made the little riddles impossible to solve by yourself-he gave away the answers. He was boring and not too informative. The mystery room is awesome but the rest of it needs an update badly. Not worth $9. $5... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

With our grandson visiting and a rainy day, we decided to visit Mystery Hill. It was OK!! I can see where children would be entwined and that was what we started out to do. As an adult, I could figure some of the illusions out, but this was all about entertaining a 9 year old. Priced reasonably and if all... More 

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Wayne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I went and I have to say it was quite quirky. It would be entertaining to small kids but to us adults we just had to laugh. It was definitely a money trap but now we can say we did it. I would not go back as once is enough. As far as our tour guide he... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There is something going on there - it is NOT JUST optical illusion - you can feel it. I get headaches immediately and I can feel pressure all over my skin. And it is stronger as you approach the center of this force and fades away as you move away. You need to experience it at least once. Really entertaining.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Tour guide LOL so small no need for one and he wasn't telling us nothing we didn't already read on wall And I think he was coming off a week beng HORRIBLE could hardly talk.....the place stunk Biggest waste of money ever

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