Gold Hill, Oregon: Oregon Vortex
- 4303 Sardine Creek Rd., Gold Hill, OR
- I-5 exit 40, right at end of ramp then left on Hwy 99. Go through town, then right onto Sardine Creek Rd. 3 miles, left at the fork, then another mile to the Vortex.
- Open daily Jun-Aug 9am-5pm, Mar-May and Sep-Oct 9am-4pm. (Call to verify)
- RA Rates:
- The Best
America's premier "mystery spot" has been open to the public since 1930. What causes its mysterious goings-on? There are theories aplenty. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
Visitor Tips and News About Oregon Vortex
I struggled to believe this isn't an optical illusion, but my wife, 12 year old and I enjoyed this off-the-freeway curiosity.[Scott Webb, 08/22/2012]
I have been there four times and I'm still not sure just what's going on there. Whatever it is, go see it.[Mike Anthony, 01/25/2010]
Stopped in at The Oregon Vortex and House of Mystery a couple of weeks ago to research an article for the Oregon Encyclopedia. It was fun and weird! It's about 6 miles off of I-5, just north of Medford, and about 1.5 miles into the woods -- the road is narrow and overgrown and you feel like you're heading for lost, but when you get to The Vortex --hey! it's a lovely green oasis on Sardine Creek.
The exhibits, tours and testimonials are the same as reported in John Litster's 1944 Notes and Data and described in Herbert Lundy's 1938 article in The Oregonian. The Oregon Vortex first opened to curiosity seekers in 1930 and is still going strong!
The Vortex is still in the family too -- Maria Cooper (whose parents bought The Vortex after Litster's death in 1959) and her son Mark did not sell the establishment and instead have keep it going, better than it ever was.[Maureen Flanagan, 07/21/2009]
One of the nation's oldest and strangest mystery spots, the Oregon Vortex in Gold Hill, Oregon, is for sale. The Cooper family are asking for $3.5 million dollars for the wooded 22-acre lot at 4303 Sardine Creek Road.... [09/21/2003] Complete News Story