Don't miss experiencing North Carolina's only known Natural Gravitational Anomaly. Discovered in the 1920's on the hillside in the historic Hudson Apple Orchard this amazing Natural Phenomenon has amazed visitors since it was first opened to the public in 1948. Mystery Hill in Blowing Rock has grown over the past 70 years to include many different family-friendly attractions, and the Gravitational Anomaly believed to be caused by the dense iron deposits in the hillside continues to draw visitors from all of over the world every year. New combo ticket options make it even more affordable for families to experience all of the attractions at Mystery Hill including: the Guided Tour of the Natural Anomaly, the Hall of Mystery Hands-On Science Center, the Giant Bubbles of Bubblerama, the 265,000 Native American Artifacts of the Moon and Irene Mullins Artifacts Collection, the historic home of the Founders of Appalachian State University at the 1903 Dougherty House Museum, thousands of fossils in the Appalachian Fossil and Dinosaur Museum (including a real T-Rex skull), and Mining for Gems in the only area gem mine to offer ore directly from our local mines. Plus, step back in time with old time Souvenir Photos from Professor Finnegan's Old Time Photo Parlour and enjoy some of the areas best shopping experiences with five different gift and souvenir shops on site. Mystery Hill and the other attractions are open 7 days a week year round. Hours vary by season and are available online.