Mystery Hill

Basic Information

Address: 129 Mystery Hill, Lane Blowing Rock, NC, 28605
Phone Number: 828-264-2792
Fax Number: 828-262-3292
Director: Wayne Underwood

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: 364 days a year 9am till 8pm June-August and 9am till 5pm September-May

Mystifying visitors to the High Country since 1948 Mystery Hill features a fascinating collection of hands on activities related to Optical Illusions, Natural Phenomena, and Puzzles. See your friends grow and shrink before your eyes on the Mystery Platform, experience the "gravitational" pull of The Mystery House, Lose your shadow on the Shadow Wall, learn to fly on the Flying Mirror, stand inside a giant soap bubble at Bubblerama. Tickets also include free admission to the Moon and Irene Mullins Arrowhead Collection featuring more than 50,000 arrowheads they collected over their lifetime, and The Appalachian Heritage Museum housed in the 1903 home of the founder of Appalachian State University. Open 7 days a week year round, rain or shine. Four miles from Blowing Rock on Hwy 321.

Grade Levels:
Group Type: All ages
Disabled Access:

Yes with limited access to the Mystery House

Admission/Tickets: Ages 5-12 $7.00, Ages 13-59 $9.00, Ages 60-300 $8.00 Group rates start for groups of 12 persons or more. Please call for most current rates.
Food: Picnic area available - Deli located nearby
Length of Visit: 1-4 hours
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: 2 giftshops on site
Retail Store: 2 giftshops on site
Amenities: Bathrooms, Picnic area, vending machines, bus parking
Reservations Needed: Yes

Four miles from Blowing Rock on Hwy 321.

Nearby Attractions: Tweetsie Railroad, Horn In the West, Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock Art and History Museum, Linville Caverns, Mast General Store, Old Hampton Store, Cone Manor House, Blue Ridge Parkway, Shops on the Parkway, Downtown Boone, Downtown Lenoir, Village of Blowing Rock, Carolina Distillery, Tuckers Sculpture Gallery
Mission Statement:

What do we do We are here to create, grow, and bring the "Mystery Hill Experience" of Fun, Mystery, and the "Oh WOW look at that" moment to as many people as possible. We do this by finding, designing, building, and introducing our guest to things that demonstrate illusion, physical phenomena, puzzles, and whimsy in an interactive and hands on way, by diligently maintaining the property and exhibits, and by providing the best customer service possible. The exhibits, the service, the atmosphere, the staff, the signs, the information, the fun . . . they all go into making the "Mystery Hill Experience". Who are we? We are the people who work here. New and old, tour guide and ticket seller, maintenance guy and dreamer, accountant and assistant manager, owner and family, designer and sign maker. Who are we doing it for? For our guests, for ourselves, for our families, for our communities, for our state, for our vendors. Why do we do it? Because it is always good to bring some fun into the lives of other and because when we do our jobs well, our visitors, our communities, our staff and everyone else we work with is better off than when we started. And because it’s a rewarding and enjoyable way to make a living.

Facility History:

Entertaining guest since 1948