Rainy days in Boone and Blowing Rock are no big deal because you can always bring the family to Mystery Hill! Many of our activities including the Natural Gravitational Anomaly, Hall of Mystery, Bubblerama, Professor Finnegan’s Old Time Photos, 1903 Dougherty House, and the Native American Artifacts Museum are all located indoors. In addition, ax throwing and the Bull Riding Challenge at Tomahawk Hill, and Prospector Hill Gem Mining are all covered areas.

It’s a full day of fun. Explore physics, geology, and hands-on science as you watch a ball roll uphill, lose your shadow, learn to fly, touch lightning, wonder at the optical illusions, and pan for gems. Harken back to yesteryear as you discover what it was like to live in a turn-of-the-century Appalachian home, and go back in time even further to explore Native American artifacts in one of the largest private collections in the United States. Then treat yourself to pure fun. Encase your friends in a giant bubble, try your hand at riding a bucking bull, and throw axes or knives. Then be sure to get your souvenir old-time photo, grab some super cool souvenirs at our shops, and grab an Over the Top Mason Jar Milkshake or a savory snack at our restaurant, Front Porch Eats.

With so many fun things to do for kids and adults alike, you could spend your rainy day at Mystery Hill and have so much fun you hope it rains again tomorrow!