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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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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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A Must See When In Santa Cruz

If your family is bored with the typical amusement park setting then the Mystery Spot may be calling your name. Whenever I am in Santa Cruz, the Mystery Spot is a "must see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Shawnee KS
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

It's alright. The steep hills have been manipulated by engineering trickery and illusions of balance to make it seem like the physics of the area are under some kind of spell. When you build a cabin on a 45 degree angle...that tends to happen. We got right in on a tour, our guide was fun and played the part, but... More 

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penang
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was the one of the first highlights, not just for our children, but adults too, during our recent visit to California. It was just amazing to be at the spot where such bizarre gravitational pull direction exists on earth! To experience it first hand is very well worth the drive there.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I really felt this was a waste of time. Crowded, poorly organized. Simply monster marketing. total tourist attraction, minus the attraction. Guides did the best they could with a scripted "joke" script. However groups were on top of each other since there is only 4 stops on this tour, I was able to hear the script from the group behind... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is simple, quick, quirky fun. Everyone needs to go at least once. Never too old and never too young.

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Sparks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If your family is bored with the typical amusement park setting then the Mystery Spot may be calling your name. Whenever I am in Santa Cruz, the Mystery Spot is a "must see" during the trip. It is a spot that defies gravity and is presented in an entertaining and amusing way. I believe that there is nowhere on Earth... More 

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Williamstown NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We saw a TV show years ago about Mystery Spot and wanted to see it in person since we were in area. It interested us to see what it is about. We made the the mistake of not reserving. We got there and we were told it would be a 3 hour wait for next tour. We almost left, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I had been here over 25 years ago with my brother and so was looking forward to taking my wife and kids back for a spin. Yes - it's cheesy. Yes - it's all illusion. Yes - it's totally fun and a great way to spend an hour!!! I read some of the negative reviews and people complained about it... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Grounds are nice and the tour guides have learned their canned jokes well and can deliver them with good comedic timing. But for me, the comedy was the only redeeming value. If you are student of slopes and angles and how to skew perceptions or an engineer, maybe you would enjoy this. But I would recommend doing other things in... More 

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Fremont, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

OMG i cannot begin to explain how much I enjoyed visiting this place. I totally loved it right from the word go! Its a little out of the way from the road but worth visiting !! Make sure you booked the tickets in advance if possible as there is a long wait. We had to wait an entire afternoon for... More 

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We visited the place with my family. Mystery or not it is quite entertaining and the physical structures are such a way that we were all thrown off our balance and it was hilarious. We were with a group of people and I noticed all of us were having a touch time and a fun time at once :). Great... More 

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