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“Fun Place to Visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
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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Mooresville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
“Fun Place to Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

It has a number of different exhibits for the historian, brain twisters and a room that seems to defy gravity. Fun for adults and kids alike. Next door is a gem mining station, shop and cafe. A stop that I look forward to again in the warmer months (had been there in February).

Visited February 2014
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English first
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“faulty senses”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

On the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we stopped to stretch our legs here and found that we stretched our senses and made a 50 year old couple act like a couple of schoolkids for a couple of hours!

Visited September 2013
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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508 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Not bad for the price. The kids had fun!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Pretty much like a hands on style museum. A little on the hokey side but the kids had fun. I would recommend going once. I doubt I would feel the need to go back,

Visited February 2014
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Sebring, Florida
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Okay place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

The vortex room was my favorite part of the entire thing. Overall, it seems more like a carnival exhibit. Later on I did research and figured out how everything really worked.

Visited January 2014
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Weston, Florida
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“In town? You can't miss it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

You can't miss going to Mystery Hill at least once in your life. There are so many optical illusions and interacting things it is fun for the whole family! You may experience some dizziness afterwards, but it's all worth it in the end.

Visited December 2013
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