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Mystery Hill

129 Mystery Hill Lane, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
+1 828-264-2792
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Ranked #11 of 15 Attractions in Blowing Rock
Type: Educational Sites, Mysterious Sites
Owner description: Mystifying visitors to the High Country since 1948 Mystery Hill features a fascinating collection of hands on activities related to Optical Illusions,... more » 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. « less
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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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Nebo
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I went there on a little date we had a good time the gift shop was cute. The price is not bad if your near it.

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Catonsville, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Completely a tourist trap. Your $9 entry fee pays for a guided tour through a farm with a completely fabricated story about "weird things happening" when the place used to be an apple orchard. Stand in certain places and see different man-made optical allusions which they say are natural occurences which defy the laws of physics. The anti-gravity room is... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This attraction was interesting and odd. The attraction is based on 2 odd occurances involving gravity and proportion. While they are interesting it only a fun side site not an important site to see if you have limited time. They also have a bubble room and a variety of optical illusions that were fun to look at. Another part of... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This place has not changed much in over 30 years. Go ahead and take the kids, yes, it is cheesy, yes, you will want to find the quickest exit, yes, you will have to fake how great it is for their sake. They will have a limit of fun and then your done. They won't ask to go back because... More

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Jacksonville NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We are a family of 5 with a 7 year old and 9 year old. First of all, there was no warning for people with Vertigo!! I wouldn't have spent the money if I would have known that it would cause dizziness. We were all somewhat disappointed with what this place had to offer. Maybe it's because we've seen most... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

I loved Mystery Hill; however, I do wish I would have known about the possibility of becoming sick. I am still feeling a little nauseous an hour later. That being said, it really was a lot of fun!

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My husband and I went there, we really enjoyed it. You have to go into your visit with a playful mind and it was so entertaining. We had so much fun trying to figure out why things were the way that they were, then later trying to track down whose guess was closest to the truth on Google. It was... More

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Wallburg, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I loved this place as a kid and took my kids. They loved it! They wanted to go back everyday. Lots of amazing thing for kids to figure out.

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Salisbury, NC
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stopped here on our way into Boone because they have a gem mine next door. If you get dizzy easily this is not the place for you. This place is really fun for kids, there were some neat tricks and things to do inside. The good thing is for the price of admission you can go back in as... More

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