Confusion Hill is, as its name implies, thoroughly confusing – a complex of oddball attractions in the middle of the Northern California redwoods.
The playful and mysterious site claims all sorts of fun curiosities, including its star attraction, the Gravity House. Construction began on the house when the owner, George Hudson, wanted to create something as unique and special as the beautiful nature that surrounded it. So he designed this house filled with optical illusions that make visitors feel like they’re defying gravity.
Nearby, you’ll find a mountain train and the "World's Tallest Free Standing Redwood Chainsaw Carving," a dubious distinction if there ever was one.
For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, Confusion Hill also boasts of being the home of the “elusive and rare” (and definitely not real) chipalope, a cross-breed between a chipmunk and an antelope. You can purchase a stuffed chipalope from the gift shop as a keepsake.
In 2010, the site was recognized as a California State Point of Historical Interest. Between the fun mysteries you’ll inevitably experience at the house, the quirkiness of the surrounding attractions, and the beauty of the area, it’s definitely worth a trip.