What Is So Confusing About Confusion Hill?
Confusion Hill is a bizarre little tourist attraction located about an hour south of Eureka, California. Established in 1949, the family-oriented oddity has all kinds of interesting anomalies for visitors to enjoy. One factor that makes Confusion Hill especially enjoyable is that it is situated smack dab in the middle of the Northern California Redwoods. In fact, one of the site’s Redwoods has been listed in Ripley’s Believe It or Not as the World’s Tallest Free Standing Redwood Chainsaw Carving.
At the entrance of the park stands a house shaped like a shoe. There is also a carving of a mountain lion on a Redwood Tree and a tsunami evacuation route posted on another. The incessant use of signs within the park not only help visitors find their way but help them to understand what is going on—sort of. Some things just can’t be explained.
One of the main attractions is the Gravity House. This rickety old building seems to defy gravity. Several displays and activities help to demonstrate how this could be so. For instance, the water flows up and a golf ball rolls up a wooden beam. In one area of the structure, it feels as if you are standing straight up and down but when you hang from a bar your body moves to the north.
In one area of the theme park, there is a curtain that has a sign asking—“Is this a fire bug?” When the curtain is pulled back you find yourself looking into a mirror. A picnic area and playground are also included in the fun park. Snacks and souvenirs are available for purchase. Confusion Hill is definitely something worth experiencing if you are ever in the area.