California State Point Of Historical Interest
Confusion Hill was opened in 1949 by George Hudson. It consisted of a Gift Shop, Snack Bar and the soon to become World Famous Gravity House! You will experience confusing visual distortions and physical sensations when you explore the Gravity House! The Redwood Shoe House, which had been a float in a local parade in 1947, was set up in the parking lot in 1950. Kids of all ages have been enjoying it ever since! The Mountain Train Ride was built in 1955. It runs on 1 1/4 miles of 20 gauge track to the hilltop and back using a special Alpine switchback system to ascend the hillside. The Worlds Tallest Freestanding Redwood Chainsaw Carving was created out of a dead Redwood tree during a 3 month period in 1992. This Totem Pole soars 40' over the parking lot.
Confusion Hill is a perfect example of the unique era of “Roadside Attractions" that flourished across the United States just before and after WWII. The new mobility that came with acquiring a family car allowed a freedom that had never before been possible. Thousands of families could now load up the car and head out on adventures seeking new, strange and fun places to take the family. This was that period
Confusion Hill has maintained not only its physical integrity but also a real
feeling of that bygone time. It is one of the few remaining examples of the
"Roadside Attraction” phenomena that occurred in the 1930's and 1940's. This
period reflects the start of our society's love affair with the automobile. The
family car began to be the controlling factor in a family's recreational activities.
The flavor of that period in our nation's development is purposely nurtured
and kept alive here at Confusion Hill for everyone to experience and enjoy
today. We hope that folks now will get a taste of the same MYSTERY and FUN
that flavored visits to Confusion Hill back in 1949!
Location. 39° 55.136′ N, 123° 45.926′ W. Marker is in Piercy, California, in Mendocino County. Marker can be reached from U.S. 101. There will be a sign with a question mark. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75001 N, Piercy CA 95587, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mignon "Minnie" Stoddard Lilley (within shouting distance of this marker); Richardson Grove Historic Lodge (approx. 7½ miles away); Paving the Way (approx. 7½ miles away).
More about this marker. The marker itself is not visible from the road, nor even from the parking lot, really, once you're there. It's not in the paid area, but is somewhere to the right of the entrance of the paid area, within shouting distance. There may or may not be two copies of this marker there. It's confusing.
Also see . . . History (Confusion Hill). (Submitted on July 23, 2018.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.