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The Oregon Vortex House of Mystery

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Address: Interstate 5 between Medford and Grants Pass, Gold Hill, OR
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+1 541-855-1543
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09:00 - 16:00
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Funhouse where visitors can shrink, grow and stand at weird angles without...

Funhouse where visitors can shrink, grow and stand at weird angles without falling over.

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Good luck trying to figure thier tricks out, but just run with it and enjoy a great observation of optical illusion - or not?. Plan on 2-3 hours off the road to get there and join... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2016
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Eugene, OR
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Riverdale, New York
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is of no fault to our guide, it's just that you drive for an hour to see a crooked house, spend an hour there, hear pretty much a fable/made-up story about a cabin that's defying physics - newsflash - it doesn't, and then drive back for an hour. We will never get these 3 hours back, and every minute... More 

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Eugene, OR
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132 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Good luck trying to figure thier tricks out, but just run with it and enjoy a great observation of optical illusion - or not?. Plan on 2-3 hours off the road to get there and join a guided tour. $12.50 per person and plenty of parking along with turnarounds for large trailers and RVs.

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1 Thank ohjames
Warrenton, Oregon
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

As an Oregonian and having not visited the Vortex/House of Mystery yet, I was excited when we arrived. We took the tour as to get the entire experience and history of what this place has to offer. At first wasn't truly sold or impressed, but as tour goes on, your mind, body and spiritual senses start feeling things you can't... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I brought my 10 and 13 year old boys here during spring break in March, and this was the highlight of our vacation. They absolutely loved this place. I wish I had brought a compass and level though, as you are left wondering if anything truly was rigged (after several reviewers said they thought it was). Would be nice to... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

At the very least you would think that for that kind of money, they would have something better than a disgusting porta potty for their customers. Total rip off. Total disappointment. I will never have my 40 minutes back. Don't make the mistake of spending your time and money on this scam. They use optical illusions and perceptive eye tricks... More 

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1 Thank Brian A
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We visited the House of Mystery on our way home from a camping trip and I have to say I was hugely disappointed! It cost our family of six a fortune and you literally look at one crooked house. I felt cheated out of $60.00+. I left thinking of all the great places that we could have visited with that... More 

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The husband has been wanting to go to this place for a long time, years. So planned a trip to Oregon and made sure we visited. It's a cool place and one just needs to accept that there are things one can't explain. The host that took as around was amazing. He was a younger kid but knew his stuff... More 

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1 Thank Winnipeg2006
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36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

An interesting and fun attraction. The strange occurrences that happen in that area are definitely mind boggling. Makes for a very unique adventure!

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Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The family loved this. My husband was so into this and the youngest loved all the interaction with the guide and others in the tour group. It's all about your perspective. They really do a nice job for the tour.

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Peoples Republic of PDX
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90 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

If you have a good guide, the carnival type sales job is enjoyable. This is basically a rip off. it relies on you being VERY gullible. Looks to me like the use a level which has been doctored to show things are This is the basis for them making you think what they are about to show you is amazing.... More 

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