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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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Deming, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 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
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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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Portland, Oregon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Mystery Spot, Gravity Hill, Mystery Hill, Haunted Shack.... Whatever you want to call them, generations have enjoyed these Road Side or Amusement Park attractions. They're fun and usually entertaining. People want to baffled ! We love to see or experience something that results in a, "How'd they do that?!" Whether it be called a Vortex or Mystery Spot, these attractions... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The vortex was very interesting. Our guide was very knowledgable and made it fun. Some of it is hard to get your head around, but it's hard to argue with what you see. Good for all in our group, from ages 7 to 55. Take time to look at the pictures in the gift shop.

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Anaheim, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This attraction is a must see for anyone visiting the area. Your family/friends will be blown away by the mysteries presented here.

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Talent, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

The Vortex itself sits on some very scenic property tucked into the pocket of a mountain creek. The best part is standing inside the "crooked shack", it's quite the experience! You will see all the things they claim you will see, though your camera may not...

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Cottonwood
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We visited the Oregon Vortex on a whim when we had a free day in Ashland. My husband has a background in science and could not explain what was going on. Like another reviewer said, just enjoy the mystery. Don't try to figure everything out. It is a fun, low tech, natural excursion into the backroads of Oregon. From there... More

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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I've been here 3 times over the past 40 years. This time I brought my 14 yr old son who thought it would be interesting. Indeed it is! You must go to experience the phenomenon. Is it a distortion somehow caused by light being bent, an optical illusion or some other unexplainable happening. The mystery house is an optical illusion... More

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

It's off the beaten path but was worth the extra 5 miles it takes to get there. The guided tour was $9.50 per adult and lasted about an hour. The tour guide had some interesting facts and made the stop worth while because you would not have seen or tried any of the things that he did. Take your camara... More

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Fresno CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I was really excited to go here, but was very disappointed. I didn't buy into anything they were saying, and I usually really like this kind of stuff. Our "guide" was so annoying that it was all our family could do not to walk off the tour. It was boring and we couldn't wait until it was over. Also, the... More

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