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The Oregon Vortex House of Mystery

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Address: Interstate 5 between Medford and Grants Pass, Gold Hill, OR
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+1 541-855-1543
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Funhouse where visitors can shrink, grow and stand at weird angles without...

Funhouse where visitors can shrink, grow and stand at weird angles without falling over.

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Kids loved this

It is an awesome place. My kids are 11 and 14 it is a very interactive experience, the guides are great and answer all questions. I live in Medford but we go back at least once or... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I actually visited in the late 90's. I will never forget it. T-here is definitely some weird things going on there. The girl I was with is taller than me, and we took a picture with her on one side and me on the other, and a pole we held slanted upward towards her. Then we switched positions. I became... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

It is an awesome place. My kids are 11 and 14 it is a very interactive experience, the guides are great and answer all questions. I live in Medford but we go back at least once or twice a year. They are always adding new things. Totally worth the admission.

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1 Thank thebestoneliveshere
Kailua
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

First of all the entrance fee is high and then as they forgot to give me an AAA discount, and I asked for it, they said they don't give a credit after the fact, and later they said to wait until after the session. After the horrible three time recount of the same experience that placed a ruler on people's... More 

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Riverdale, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This is of no fault to our guide, it's just that you drive for an hour to see a crooked house, spend an hour there, hear pretty much a fable/made-up story about a cabin that's defying physics - newsflash - it doesn't, and then drive back for an hour. We will never get these 3 hours back, and every minute... More 

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Eugene, OR
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Good luck trying to figure thier tricks out, but just run with it and enjoy a great observation of optical illusion - or not?. Plan on 2-3 hours off the road to get there and join a guided tour. $12.50 per person and plenty of parking along with turnarounds for large trailers and RVs.

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1 Thank ohjames
Warrenton, Oregon
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

As an Oregonian and having not visited the Vortex/House of Mystery yet, I was excited when we arrived. We took the tour as to get the entire experience and history of what this place has to offer. At first wasn't truly sold or impressed, but as tour goes on, your mind, body and spiritual senses start feeling things you can't... More 

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1 Thank oregonian4
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I brought my 10 and 13 year old boys here during spring break in March, and this was the highlight of our vacation. They absolutely loved this place. I wish I had brought a compass and level though, as you are left wondering if anything truly was rigged (after several reviewers said they thought it was). Would be nice to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

At the very least you would think that for that kind of money, they would have something better than a disgusting porta potty for their customers. Total rip off. Total disappointment. I will never have my 40 minutes back. Don't make the mistake of spending your time and money on this scam. They use optical illusions and perceptive eye tricks... More 

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1 Thank Brian A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the House of Mystery on our way home from a camping trip and I have to say I was hugely disappointed! It cost our family of six a fortune and you literally look at one crooked house. I felt cheated out of $60.00+. I left thinking of all the great places that we could have visited with that... More 

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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The husband has been wanting to go to this place for a long time, years. So planned a trip to Oregon and made sure we visited. It's a cool place and one just needs to accept that there are things one can't explain. The host that took as around was amazing. He was a younger kid but knew his stuff... More 

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