It's a fascinating exploration of science, optical illusion and natural phenomena. Take the anomaly tour of the Mystery House and find a gravitational vortex where visitors must stand at a 45° angle and where water flows uphill. The Hall of Mystery, the Puzzle Room, and Bubble-Rama offer hands-on experiments and puzzles. Tomahawk Hill is a newer attraction, which gives ticket holders a chance to try their skills at knife and axe-throwing. Prospector Hill Gem Mining offers the whole family a chance to find a semiprecious gemstone worth writing home about. Also features the Dougherty House Heritage Museum and the Native American Artifacts Museum with 50,000 relics. Get the whole family a souvenir from Professor Finnegan's Old Time Photo Parlour. Open 7 days a week, year-round, rain or shine. Four miles from Blowing Rock.