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Address: 465 Mystery Spot Road off Branciforte Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Phone Number: 831-423-8897
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This enigmatic place draws curious visitors who come to witness its...
This enigmatic place draws curious visitors who come to witness its gravity-defying properties.
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Interesting, fun, nice scenery, funny guides

This place is just beautiful. Being amongst the redwoods makes this place great by itself. Add the mystery of illusions that make gravity seem to function differently here and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Brix510
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
53 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This place is just beautiful. Being amongst the redwoods makes this place great by itself. Add the mystery of illusions that make gravity seem to function differently here and you get entertainment. The jokes and comedy that the tour guides provide make the experience even more enjoyable and easily worth the $6. You won't regret it, and after you're done... More 

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5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We went on a weekend. So, it was busy. It was nice and cool though. There isn't much to do while you wait for the guided tour. The tour guides have clever and corny jokes. It is easier on them if you are willing to participate. Anyway, The tour does have some steep grades. So, make sure those that are... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is basically a tourist trap filled with optical illusions. The $5.00 entrance fee was the least expensive entertainment charge on our trip to the area. We bought our tickets online the previous day, which we found was necessary. They were actually turning people away that had just walked up to the "ticket shack". You can't beat the location in... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

There must be a meteorite buried below the Spot. The guides are well trained and give you plenty of time to try and figure it out. Take your own personal carpenter's level. I have been visiting the Spot for over 30 years when I have visitors from out of town. The location is deep in the redwoods and the drive... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We made it part of a day's adventure in Santa Cruz. The tour is short-ish but lots of fun. If you easily suffer fro nausea be warned that you may get it bad. The parking is rough too so make sure to get an advance reservation and get there a little early.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We made a day tip from San Jose to sana Cruz, and stopped off at mystery spot. It's a really cool place. We arrived Santa Cruz board walk by 11am. Had lunch, then played at arcade. Mystery spot is 25 min way from the board walk. Our family had a great time. The tour guide Tanner was really funny. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Life needs a little Mystery Mystery Spot is located in a small valley surrounded by Redwoods and Eucalyptus trees some 7km from Santa Cruz. While the house on the hill leans a lot, and compasses on iPhones move mysteriously, our guide Mo entertained us with a little history, some interesting optical illusions and some truly mysterious observations that seemed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Defiantly make a reservation online I noticed they were sold out and was happy we had tickets with us. Great price for tour and our tour guide was great. Way there began to wonder if we were on the right path until finally seeing the sign. Only thing I could complain was tour size made it hard to take pictures... More 

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West Sacramento, California, Usa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I wasn't really sure I wanted to go, but my partner wanted to so......off we went. I've seen the bumper stickers often, so I was a little curious. It was interesting and entertaining. Our guide was humorous and made the tour fun. It's not an easy place to explain, I would just suggest going and seeing for yourself. It's not... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I was a little sceptical before our visit, I didn't really know what to expect but driving away I thought it was well worth it! Our guide was brilliant, very welcoming, funny and entertaining. It is a hard experience to explain, you just have to visit to experience it for yourself!

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