Mystery Hill

Jerry Blackwelder

Mystifying students visiting the High Country since the 1948, Mystery Hill features North Carolina’s only known Gravitational Anomaly where objects suspended in midair take more force to move in one direction than the other, along with a fascinating collection of hands-on science activities. 

See people grow and shrink before their eyes on the Mystery Platform, and experience the gravitational anomaly in The Mystery House. Students and groups will lose their shadow on the Shadow Wall, learn to fly on the Flying Mirror and also stand inside a giant soap bubble at Bubblearama. 

Tickets for field trips at Mystery Hill also include a visit to the Moon and Irene Mullins Native American Artifacts Collection with over 54,000 artifacts on display and a tour of the 1903 Dougherty House  home of the founder of Appalachian State University and the first home in this area to ever have electricity.  

Mystery Hill is open 7 days a week for students and groups and is conveniently located in the Middle Fork Valley between Boone and Blowing Rock


  • 129 Mystery Hill Ln.
  • Blowing Rock, NC



  1. Mystery Hill


Carolina Publishing

PO Box 1155
Matthews, NC 28106

(704) 708-6270