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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
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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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Had a great time!

I visited this past Tuesday with my family and we had a blast! The kids loved the bubbles, but my personal favorite was the mystery house. The tour guide did an amazing job... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Monica B
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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had been before but I had never and it was amazing to experience! We will definitely stop again!

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Thank Megan W
Matthew U, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this review

Meagan W - Thanks for visiting and reviewing Mystery Hill we are so glad you guys enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you back real soon! Tell all your friends to come see us!! The Underwood Family and The Mystery Hill Staff More 

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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very mistery place. Fun for all family. Interesting games and good customer service. Lovely store!! Very recommended

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Thank Lola G
Matthew U, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this review

Thanks Lola G! The Underwood family and all of the Mystery Hill staff really appreciate your review and the great pictures! Thank you so much for visiting with us and we look forward to your next visit with us at Mystery Hill. Matthew Underwood More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't believe we wasted our money on this dump. There was nothing special about it and the vertex room made me nauseated.

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Thank Dennisthemennis
Matthew U, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this review

Dennisthemennis - We are so sorry we did not live up to your expectations. We pride ourselves on being a great value with something for everyone in the family to enjoy and feel that we offer great value for the price of admission which includes the guided tour of The Mystery House and The Mystery Platform and all day access... More 

West Jefferson, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this past Tuesday with my family and we had a blast! The kids loved the bubbles, but my personal favorite was the mystery house. The tour guide did an amazing job showing us around, but not being too intrusive. Thanks for a great time!

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Thank Monica B
Matthew U, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this review

Thanks Monica B! The Underwood family and all of the Mystery Hill staff really appreciate your review and thank you so much for visiting with us. We look forward to your next visit with us at Mystery Hill. Matthew Underwood More 

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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

A great time for the whole family! The children loved the bubble room! We were able to make a bubble big enough to cover our 11 year old. The optical illusion rock and the tilted room were amazing. The visitors center even gave us a family discount coupon. The whole family had a wonderful time.

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Thank Laura C
MysteryHill, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this review

Thanks Laura C! The Underwood family and all of the Mystery Hill staff really appreciate your review and thank you so much for visiting with us. More 

Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We were staying for a weekend in Blowing Rock and stopped in at Mystery Hill with 5 children ages 5-11 and we all had a great time. It took us about an hour to go through Mystery Hill. The vortex room and the bubble room were our favorites! Very cool place.

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MysteryHill, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this review

Islandtimeon - The Underwood family and all of the Mystery Hill staff really appreciate your review and thank you so much for visiting with us. More 

Port Orange, Florida
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We stopped here to try an attraction since it was raining. The people were very nice but they rushed you through the exhibits and it was not very impressive. The leaning room was OK but that was the main part of the attraction. A science museum or a Ripley attraction would have been a better stop. This would not be... More 

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Thank David C
MysteryHill, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this review

David C - So sorry that you had a bad experience when you visited - I will be the first to admit that the last few days the crowds have pushed us beyond capacity and unfortunately diminished the experience for some of our visitors. We hope that you will give us another chance to show you why we love our... More 

Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

My kids enjoyed the attraction. They had a great time in the tilted room and in the area with all the illusions. Good family attraction for the price.

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1 Thank Alexander T
MysteryHill, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this review

Alexander T thank you so much for the review and we are so happy that you enjoyed Mystery Hill! The Underwood Family More 

Orlando
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We had little expectations, trying to kill time and do something family fun while there is no snow and lots of rain. This was perfect! We got discounted tickets from the front desk of Swiss Mountain Villas but would not have been upset if we paid full price. Great tour guide, awesome features. A Must do!! :-)

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MysteryHill, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this review

adamisinflorida - thank you so much for the review and we are so happy that you enjoyed Mystery Hill! The Underwood Family More 

Germanton, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

We took our three small children to Mystery Hill and had a great time! We had a guided tour through most of it and them kids got to do activities with bubbles, etc. Lots of fun and activities for the whole family! Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Michelle M
MysteryHill, Owner at Mystery Hill, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Michelle M - We are so glad you guys had a fun visit! More 

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