Piercy, California: Confusion HillIt's a train ride combined with a freaky, gravity-defying Mystery Spot.
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I understand this attraction is no longer as good as it once was, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. The highlight was the train ride. Our driver was very funny and entertaining, and the tour was very educational, with exhibits of logging equipment and information about the Redwoods.
Confusion Hill itself consists of a shack and assorted other exhibits that showcase gravitational anomalies, such as water and golf balls that run and roll uphill.
Also on the property is the Redwood Shoe House, which was created as a parade float in 1947. It has been on display at this location since 1949.
Another spectacular sight is the Totem Pole; this is the largest free-standing chainsaw carving in the world. There are larger totem poles, but this one is distinctive as it was carved from a still standing dead redwood tree, rather than being carved and then erected.[Roxanne B, 08/03/2011]
What made this place great were the people running it! Our Confusion Hill train conductor was a great host. The train itself was fun because it is unique in how it gets up the hill (back and forth, rather than around). You are sure to learn something about trees and Redwoods on the train ride - or at least enjoy one of the amazing stories.
The gravity spot is really a trip, too, and we enjoyed the store.
We look forward to taking our daughter there when she's a bit older![Brickner3, 07/30/2010]
They have closed the hwy that passed directly in front of this place and opened a new route about 50-ft. away, so you can easily drive by... But it's a shame if you do. This is one of the only roadside attractions in the area that is more than a photo op -- it's an experience. Tip -- don't just do the gravity house, ride the train too, it's entertaining as hell.[Sarah, 07/21/2010]
Confusion Hill has been the home of mystery and fun in the redwoods since 1949. Our Gravity House will defy the laws of gravity. "Is seeing believing? That is the Question," is one of our logos. We have two attractions here: the World Famous Gravity House and the Mountain Train Ride. We are also the Home of the Rare and Elusive Chipalope. There is no right or wrong at confusion hill. It's just something you need to experience for yourself.[Carolyn Campbell, 03/24/2009]
Confusion Hill has been the home of Mystery and Fun in the N. California Redwoods since 1949! It is truly a unique Roadside Attraction! Very much the same as mystery spots such as The Wonder Spot, The Mystery Spot and The Oregon Vortex!
In 1994 the old growth was logged off the hilltop (We became the owners in 1999). We now show folks "Nature Healing Herself." There are displays of historical logging equipment that we explain to our train riders and also tell them all about the unique characteristics of the magnificent coastal Redwood.[Doug Campbell, 03/04/2007]