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Review of Mystery Hill

Mystery Hill
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Explore a real gravitational anomaly at Mystery Hill! Amazing visitors 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. Mystery Hill is located between Boone and Blowing Rock on Hwy 321.
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Rich Square, North Carolina
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Added tour guides”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Mystery hill is a fun stop that keeps our family coming back yearly. Kids really enjoy the puzzles and weird house.

Visited August 2013
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English first
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A quick visit but not worth the money.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

The one room with the gravitational pull was somewhat funny and interesting. The rest was just silly and not worth the money. Older kids liked it because it gave them a good laugh at how lame it was, but don't go with very high expectations. Wasn't clean or well maintained, either.

Visited July 2013
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The younger you are the more fun it is”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

Kids love it. It's alright for older kids. It's never super busy so it's nice for quality time with your family. I loved going when I was little. I went again recently and enjoyed the Cherokee museum part a lot.

Visited January 2013
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Cary, North Carolina
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99 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fun time - made the kids ask science questions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

Mystery Hill was a great experience. The kids loved the room that was on a tilt. They had all kinds of questions about water flowing uphill and balls rolling uphill. Along with the "vortex" - there are bubble experiments and illusion experiments for the kids to experience.

Worth the small amount of money.

Visited July 2013
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fun place to pass some time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Kind of a kitschy place but lots of fun to visit once. The vortex is crazy. A good place to visit if you have a span of ages. The entry price is a little high for what you get though.

Visited July 2013
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