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The Oregon Vortex House Of Mystery Gold Hill

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The Oregon Vortex House Of Mystery
4303 Sardine Creek L Fork RD
Gold Hill
OR
97525
Tel: 541 855-1543

Where are we going today?

Are you ready for something....strange? Well, it doesn't get more so than at the Oregon Vortex House of Mystery!

Here, it might just leave your mind boggled!

You see, the Oregon Vortex House of Mystery is where you can catch a glimpse of a very strange world indeed, where the improbable is just commonplace! Here, everyday physical facts are reversed, and the results might just stump you!

Here, the area is where naturally occurring perceptual and visual phenomena occur, and you can even capture it on film! Are you intrigued yet?

Kids - this is where your science classes come in handy! The Oregon Votex is actually a spherical field of force, which is half above the ground, and half below.  Its where this whirlpool of force finds you appearing shorter, or taller, as you approach magnetic north and south.

Did you know that a vortex is the building block of our own universe? Now THAT is pretty cool! People have been visiting this wonder since the 1930s, and is a fun stop over for kids if you are in the area.

Even the history of the area is fascinating, with Native Americans and their horses not wanting to visit the area, and they even considered it "forbidden ground"! 

So are you keen to see something very out of the ordinary in Gold Hill, Oregon? We certainly are - and don't forget your camera!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12.50
  • Children$9 (Ages 6-11)
  • Free Under: 5 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

9am - 4pm. 5pm close June - Aug

Open March 1st to October 31st daily

Teachers corner

They can arrange a discount for pre-arranged groups of over 15, just make sure you book 2 weeks in advance.

I'm Hungry!

In season they have a cold drink shop open.

Healthy Eating!

It's a good idea to take your own snacks and water.

Any Top Tips?

Still cameras welcome but not motion video or audio allowed.

Need a little extra help?

They are on a paved road the whole way.

Can I get one of those?

They sell souvenirs and novelties in the gift shop!.

More information

RVs have turnaround space.

What people are saying?

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    It is weird here. I see things I could not amagen. Zombys, gnomes, talking pigs. Its strange but I can get thou it

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    An experience worth living. The West Coast Is The Best Coast. :)

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    My wife and I visited the Oregon Vortex in May od 2013. It is a fascinating, interesting experience. The tour guide was excellent and answered questions and helped us take photos to demonstrate the whole phenomenon. Just an excellent experience! Unfortunately they do not let you see or experience the center of the vortex.
    However, we purchased a book for $10:50 on our Visa Card and were told the book would be sent as soon as the reprinting was done. I have contacted them by email on their website twice about sending the book. They do not respond...Read More

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    It's ok for something to do while you're in the area. There is nothing mysterious about things rolling up hill when the entire house is tilted in the opposite direction of said hill. More like a bunch of party tricks than anything else.

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    The tour guide was very knowledgeable of the place and its history. He also had the smart ability to include the audience's participation in the tour. Personally, upon arriving at the place, it felt like there was a looming weirdness that was hard to pinpoint. The clocks on our phones changed their days and times. If you are into optical illusions, mystical magnetic fields, this is the place for you to enjoy and get mesmerized.

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by Norman Baker

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My wife and I visited the Oregon Vortex in May od 2013. It is a fascinating, interesting experience. The tour guide was excellent and answered questions and helped us take photos to demonstrate the whole phenomenon. Just an excellent experience! Unfortunately they do not let you see or experience the center of the vortex.
However, we purchased a book for $10:50 on our Visa Card and were told the book would be sent as soon as the reprinting was done. I have contacted them by email on their website twice about sending the book. They do not respond to my email and tell me the status of my order and they have not sent the book after seven months. Something is not right about this whole transaction. Be wary of this place and their ability to do what they say they will do. I will gladly give them the review they deserve if they would simply send the book and conform to standard business practices.

Norm Baker

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