Mystery Hill

THE BOONE AREA'S NOSTALGIC FAMILY ATTRACTION

This High Country Favorite Defies The Forces Of Gravity And Physics

At Mystery Hill in Blowing Rock, the forces of gravity and popular physics are a little off! You can watch a ball roll uphill or experience water flowing up instead of down! Dating back 50 years, Mystery Hill is a nostalgic High Country attraction that families flock to for its unusual appeal.

The "Mystery House" is where gravity doesn't quite work the way it should. The "Hall of Mystery" gives children the opportunity to try hands-on puzzles and experiments. And Mystery Hill's 1903 Dougherty House Museum is a noteworthy, historic 1898 home featuring authentic insight into 19th-century life in the mountains.

blending science, history, and fun!

Mystery Hill

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....

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The 1903 Dougherty House Museum

Started as a labor of love for the history of the Appalachian Mountains, the Dougherty House found its home at Mystery Hill in 1989. Originally located on the campus of Appalachian State University, it was formally known as the...

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Doc's Rocks Gem Mine

Doc's Rocks Gem Mine is an Appalachian Mountain based gemstone mining operation. We purchase mine ore by the ton from local gemstone mines located in North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Tennessee. We then randomly shovel the ore...

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