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Mystery Spot

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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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Life needs a little Mystery

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
r0bertw49
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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
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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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3 helpful votes 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I had known about the mystery spot for years but someone only went for my first visit recently and boy was it a fun tour! Nestled away in redwoods the Mystery spot is actually a cabin that due it's sloped angle ( the cabin slid from its spot up the hill and was stopped in the middle by redwoods) causing... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have seen the bumper stickers all around that say mystery spot. We were looking for fun things to do in the Santa Cruz area on a day we took some Spanish and French kids sightseeing. This place was the highlight of the trip that day. A wierd anomaly that creates a strange sort of gravitational pull where water appears... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The road up is not the best but the experience was interesting. Great value. Spent about an hour there. Worth the trip!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Complete worth the money, the Mystery Spot takes you through a fascinating scientific phenomenon. The experiments they have set up to demonstrate the supposed tilt in gravity are well-crafted, and the guides make sure you remain entertained.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I'm in in college, I took my parents here. They really enjoyed the tour and the guide's demonstrations. It was overall an awesome experience I just feel it was a bit short. I wish we could have had more time in the cabin (I didn't get to go the first room again with so many people on this tour). But... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I was totally taken but in a good way. It's a beautiful setting right in the middle of redwood trees. Totally entertaining. Josh our guide was funny and awesome. I recommend.

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