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“Mystery Hill ***SOLVED***”
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Bladenboro, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mystery Hill ***SOLVED***”
Reviewed 12 November 2013

Every year we take our church's youth group to the mountains for a weekend of servanthood evangelism volunteering at a local group home and homeless shelter. One of the highlights the older youth share with the younger ones, who have never been, is the trip on our "day off" to visit Mystery Hill. The excitement in the kids faces as they race to show the "new" kids how they can magically grow 4 inches and have photographic evidence they grew taller and then... the Vortex room. The excitement and laughter as they share the Mystery Hill experience together is the true magic of the place. Some reviews say it's old and run down but our kids feel it's a fun and exciting place to bond. Regardless of what some say that swing that only swings one way and the intense gravitational pull you feel just walking to the place is just some of the conversations pieces you will carry away and talk about for years to come.***I highly recommend Mystery Hill to visit***

Visited November 2013
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Henderson, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very Disappointed”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

This turned out to be a total waste of money. It was old and hokey. This review if by two senior citizens and a young adult. We could have skipped this entire place - except that the coffee in the coffee shot was good and a nice respite. I suppose if you have kids they would enjoy it, but for old folks it just wasn't very good.

Visited October 2013
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North Augusta, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great learning experience for the family”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

The Mystery Hill was interesting, but only one part of the show. There are interactive sites where old and young alike can try to answer science questions, explore how things work and see how people lived around 1900.

Visited October 2013
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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Too Cool! Especially for kids!”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

What a fantastic place. Nothing fancy just freaky! My children (11, 9 & 4) ALL enjoyed it. The vortex is amazing and the "experiments" and demonstrations are cool.... they even let the kids do them numerous times each!

It doesn't take much time but this is really fun and out of the ordinary!

There is a AAA discount.

Visited August 2013
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Rich Square, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Added tour guides”
Reviewed 13 August 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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