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Oregon Vortex

Address: Interstate 5 between Medford and Grants Pass, Gold Hill, OR
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Ranked #3 of 8 Attractions in Gold Hill
Type: Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Funhouse where visitors can shrink, grow and stand at weird angles without falling over.
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Type: Mysterious Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Funhouse where visitors can shrink, grow and stand at weird angles without falling over.
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Gold Hill, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Want to know what travel across America used to be like. Check out this spot in southern Oregon. It's fun, it has a fun past, and enjoy the show. You will live it.

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OLYMPIA
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226 reviews 226 reviews
53 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Yes, it is a bit of a hoakey tourist attraction, but their pitch is fun and the optical confusion of the building is unusual. I took my grandsons and they got a kick out of the experience. However, if you are expecting more, then you might be disappointed.

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Singapore, Singapore
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105 reviews 105 reviews
45 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We arrived in time to join the start of the guide. We had some weird feeling like stomach turning upside down in the house of mystery. Mysterious. The guide tried hard to engage each and everyone which was appreciative. To us, the place is small and you will need a guide to enter the house of mystery.Therefore you cannot move... More 

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Milwaukie, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The Vortex turned out to be our favorite stop. It is interesting and confusing. I will recommend a visit there to everyone I know. It is so hard to describe the feeling you have when you are touring the site, truly an experience.

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Battle Ground, Washington
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74 reviews 74 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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2 reviews
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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