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 75 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. Mystery Hill's 1903 Dougherty House Museum is a noteworthy, historic 1898 home featuring authentic insight into 19th-century life in the mountains. There's Tomahawk Hill, where you can try your hand at throwing tomahawks and using a bow and arrow, and a huge collection of Native American Artifacts to see, too. Pose for an old time photo, find snacks at Front Porch Eats, try your luck at the Bull Riding Challenge, do some gem mining at Prospector Hill, and more, all in one place with something fun for everyone.
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....let's go
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...let's go
Sift through ore to find semiprecious gemstones! Enjoy mining for treasure with the whole family in the private indoor sluices at Prospector Hill Gem Mining. This is one of many attractions offered at Mystery Hill - save on a...let's go
Located in the Mystery Hill complex, the Moon Mullins Native American Artifact Museum features one of the largest private collections of Native American artifacts in the world. The collection represents 20 states and features over...let's go