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Mystery Spot

465 Mystery Spot Road off Branciforte Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95065
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Ranked #16 of 33 attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Mysterious Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This enigmatic place draws curious visitors who come to witness its gravity-defying properties.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Chico, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Nice place to take older kids but not the very young or elderly, steep hill to walk up and down. Had a cute shop and place to eat which makes waiting bearable. Purchase tickets in advance or may have to come back in a few hours on weekends.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

awesome place u just cant believe what does zero gravitation do to you with 17 degree tilt. you have to labor & pant to reach up, cant stand straight, amazing experience must visit.

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Bangalore, India
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The area has all the attributes of really being a mystery spot. They have the 45 minute tours at frequent intervals with really knowledgeable guides. Our guide was Griffin, a young lad of 20 or so who had a great sense of humour too. The natural laws defying spot indeed is a mystery. It is difficult to explain the same... More

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Helena, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I'm a math & science teacher with a degree in psychology and I have no idea what's going on here. If you're super-good at figuring out magic tricks, maybe you can figure out this place...OR NOT!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My son said this was his favorite place we went to. He was very interested in 'how it worked' and kept trying to figure it out. He actually listened to the guide and was annoyed when other guests were talking - though he is usually the one talking. They kept our attention. It was fun, and definitely a nice change.

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Lemoore, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We decided to give the Mystery Spot a visit while in the area. Tour prices were only $6, so the price was right. Had to pay $5 to park, which was senseless. There was a small concession stand to purchase nachos, chips, and dogs as well as a gift shop. The tour was pretty cool with some demonstrations by the... More

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Fresno, CA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

There's a lot of great marketing and some inspired fun involved in the Mystery Spot, which isn't a bad value at $6 each (plus $5 parking). It's nothing that you'd want to center your vacation around, but it's a fun diversion if you've got some extra time and want to try something different. The tour is less than an hour... More

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San Jose, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Not what i expected. it's supper small and it's like you walk up the hill then go to the cabin and thats it. But if your in town you should go check it out! its definitely a trip.

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Elk Grove, California
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166 reviews 166 reviews
64 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We got there at about 2pm. The next available tour was not till 5pm. We had a long drive ahead so couldn't stay. Next time we will reserve ahead of time.

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Sacramento, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is an ok stop if you don't have anything ells to do... FYI you need a resurvation yes a resurvation to walk up a hill and back down? We arrived at 0830 and were told that without a resurvation we would need to wait until 215pm... Really I think this place needs to figure some other way to get... More

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