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What a great time. Our guide was very helpful, funny and extremely knowledgeable. Prices were pretty reasonable. I highly recommend everyone check this place out. It will blow your mind.”

-Andrea O.

Honestly, I can’t say anything bad about this place at all. My family thoroughly enjoyed everything! All of the staff members were great and friendly!”

-Allison B.

Pretty cool place for the kids. My wife actually enjoyed her time there also. I enjoyed the hatchet throwing. Parking is a little limited, but worth finding a space to visit Mystery Hill. They have a huge collection of arrowheads. There is a tour of the old home place and a dinosaur display. For such a small place, it has a lot to do. They do old time photos, a snack place, gym mining and more. The mystery hall is a bit crazy– it will have you baffled and left wondering how they do it or if some mysterious force is at work within the earth. If you’re in the area, stop by and check it out. We had a good time.”

-William R.

The gravity vortex is a must-see in this area. Not quite sure what is happening, but the effects are real!!! The tomahawk throw is an interesting experience! The guy who gave the tour in the dinosaur museum was really excited about the stuff they have on display. Glad to see someone who likes their work very much and is excited!”

-Srini C.

It’s always a great time when we visit the Boone and Blowing Rock area. Our kids love the mystery room and beg us to go back every year.”

-War B.

Great time for us. It was a day-long adventure. I highly recommend this place. We brought a lunch and spent the day.”

-Chasity A.

Amazing place that’s fun for the whole family. The tilted floor does make you feel weird. Caution.”

-JC C.

Very fun experience. Well worth the money to do it all. A lot of things that are hard to explain. I think I figured them all out though. Very good family fun. Plan to spend a few hours to see and do it all, though.”

-Jason E.

Kids had a great time! Even the little ones threw the hatchet well!”

-Alonzo C.

I’ve been many times over the years, since I was a kid. I’m 48 and it’s still a really neat experience!! If you’re in the area, and you’ve never experienced it, stop by.”

-J. Rock

An absolute delight! We went gem panning and found some HUGE gems. Didn’t get a chance to actually go in as we were on our way home from vacation, but last time I went, I had an absolute ball.”

-Kaitlyn B.

Mystery Hill does not disappoint. The vortex room is exactly what it states. If you get vertigo, be prepared, as I literary had to crawl out. It’s fun but can mess with you. The gem mining was fun for the kids as they explain the stones that are found, and our kids really liked that part. The dinosaur tour was good for the kids, and they have a lot of cool stuff. Our guide was VERY knowledgeable about what was there and friendly. Finally we had our “old time picture” taken, and it came out great. Glad we have something to take back with us.”

-Brandi E.

Awesome day trip for the family. Park and walk to each of the attractions. Everyone is friendly. Museums are interesting, and the main attraction is a blast. We also had a blast at the gem mine. Awesome to share something from my childhood with the kids.”

-Joel F.

You get so much with the deluxe deal, it’s well worth it. We enjoyed everything. I would definitely go back.”

-Tim W.

Great place to bring kids! Watch water run uphill, balls roll uphill, feel an unusual gravitational pull, make large bubbles, look at arrowheads and the dinosaur museum, throw tomahawks, tour a historical home, gem mine, and have old-fashioned pictures taken. A good day trip in close proximity to Tweetsie Railroad, Boone & Appalachian State. Beautiful mountainous area!”

-Angie S.

Our family enjoyed all the things to do! Dinosaurs, gem mining, Native American museum, hatchet throwing and more! It was a very good value, too!”

-Terry W.

Lots of fun for all ages. Good activity rain or shine. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. We got the ultimate tickets. It’s a good 5 hours of entertainment.”

-Lynette G.

Staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. They went out of the way to make my daughter’s birthday special. Definitely recommend stopping in and checking this place out.”

-J. Lewy

Great to take kids on a rainy day. My niece loved it, and they were super attentive/inclusive for all ages in the exhibit!”

-Megan J.

WOW! Great bang for your buck. Cool in more ways than one. Pictures too!”

-Carlton D.

Pretty cool place to visit. I really liked learning about the fossils and the tomahawk throw.”

Devon J.

It was very fun. One of the rooms there made me very drunk, but I loved it and would like to go back again.”

-Rebel R.

Awesome place! Very interesting. Great staff. It did make me nauseous, but I still enjoyed it.”

-Sharon H.

Really plays games with the mind. The children in the other groups seemed to enjoy it.”

-Kathy M.

You feel a strong gravitational pull in the room (vortex), and quite honestly it will make you feel a bit queasy. We tried to pass this place off as an optical illusion, but when we got home, we looked through our photos, and though most were normal, there was one that was not. I did not use any tool to produce this strange image and could not duplicate it when I tried. It is 100% accurate, and there is no explanation.”

-Jessica K.

Must see at least once. Personally I have been here 3 times. It is fun and great for families or couples/dates. Spent at least 2-3 hours here each time.”

-Brooke S.

Great family fun. Getting the full pass is a must so you can do the old timey photo and gem mining. Don’t miss out on the fossil museum and take the guided tour if offered.”

-Brian E.

Great family place to visit for fun! My 16-year-old grandson loved it! The historical Indian artifacts museum is something no one should miss!”

-Jean D.

Fun. Still trying to figure out how much is illusion and how much is real as far as the “vortex” is concerned.”

-Lori S.

Great place for kids and adults! Our family had a great time there! Ages 7, 11, 13, 16, 42 & 66. Everyone had a great time, and the staff was very, very friendly and knowledgeable!”

-Gregory J.

Very unique place. The vortex was unreal. We bought season passes because it’s worth it. Can’t wait to go back.”

-Bil P.

Good place to visit in Boone. Open rain or shine.”

-Sri A.

Great place, especially for kids. I used to go as a kid and enjoyed going back as an adult because of the memories.”

-Ember K.

Lots of fun. Glad we decided to stop in on our way back home. We will definitely be back. Even my pre-teen was smiling.”

-Amanda M.

A very unique experience and a must-do with kids. They’ll love it. If you have issues with gravity/motion type sickness, this not for you. My 8-year-old granddaughter loved it and could have stayed a long time.”

-Katleen W.