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Oregon Vortex

Interstate 5 between Medford and Grants Pass, Gold Hill, OR
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Gold Hill
Type: Mysterious Sites
Description: Funhouse where visitors can shrink, grow and stand at weird angles without falling over.
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Battle Ground, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an interesting place to visit. Very unusual and different. Had an odd feeling while I was in the vortex.

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Coos Bay, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Loved it!!!! But something to be aware of, I got an upset stomach while in the "area" but soon as I left I felt better. Still super interesting!! Hopefully taking my kids there for their first time this month.

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Lake Havasu City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I've been here 3 times and brought my fiance who'd never been. We both enjoyed the 45 minute tour and unusual phenomenon. Don't forget to ask for your military and AAA discounts!

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Santa Clarita, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I enjoyed the guided tour but still left scratching my head as to understanding what is occurring here. Nothing makes sense and the experts can't explain it either. Worth taking the tour just to experience it.

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place is about 6 hours from Portland and it is worth the drive. You can physically see two people standing on a level plank about the same height, changes to one looks taller than the other when they switch places. I have never seen an ordinary broom stick standing upright without any support and an ordinary glass bottle rolling... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had fun and learned some stuff too! A good family memory.The kids enjoyed it. I would have liked to have seen more. It is short for the price.

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This was the second time I've visited this place and brought some friends this time. It's about a 60-minute tour of a small area that has unique qualities. The house made my wifes and one friend stomach semi-upset. You can lose your sense of balence but that is all part of being in the 'vortex'. The tour guide did an... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have three boys and myself love adventure and curiosities. This place was great. The tour guide does a wonderful job of exhibiting the house of mystery. It certainly had us convinced! Worth the trip if you are touring the area.

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Deming, New Mexico
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

When we moved to Medford in 1997 this was the first place my husband took me. It was an amazing place! It has all the mystery and wonder of Oregon in one location. I think this place quite literally made me fall in love with Gold Hill and Oregon. And even though we all know how the Mystery works now... More

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Gold Hill, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The atmosphere seems like something carved out of the early 1940s ...the script is a little better ....updated probably 1950s. There's not a lot of magic in the vortex at least not the way it's presented here. Sorry.

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