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Mystery Spot

Address: 465 Mystery Spot Road off Branciforte Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Phone Number: 831-423-8897
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Ranked #12 of 31 Attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner 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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Type: Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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Sacramento, California, Usa
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217 reviews 217 reviews
48 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Located in the Santa Cruz mountains area down a windy road. One can lose reception while mapping to this tourist spot. Reservation times are encouraged due to year round popularity and little parking. The area is tight within the adjoining mountains. One purchases tickets in the gift shop for times. Guided tours insure people are running in orderly fashion. Guide... More 

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Aalborg, Denmark
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Very interesting little spot. Gets you thinking. Very local. Great guide. Only $6. Worth a visit :-)

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Dana Point, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I went here when I was 3 years old and decided to check it out as an adult. It's a place where gravity and perspective are all whacky. It's fun and definitely a great place to take family and visitors. If you have vertigo, don't go. There are intense G-forces at work and it can make you dizzy. But I... More 

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Felton, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The price is not bad to check this place out one time if you've got nothing else better to do in Santa Cruz. It's a little bit like Ripply's Believe It Or Not, but not as interesting. If you go there not expecting much, you'll be surprised. We brought a 6 year old and he was not amused with all... More 

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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is a really fun place to go with a group. It may be a little more difficult for folks who may not be as steady on their feet - the rules of gravity and logic do not apply here ;-). It may be booked solid if you just show up, so I would recommend getting tickets online - I... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a nice place to visit with family or friends! Lot of tourists and pretty crowded. Didn't know about it but this place needs a reservations for the tours, but very easy to get in. Tour duration is just about 20 minutes but the tour guides make it very interesting and funny. Good place to also take pictures. Dont... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a fun place to visit.We went there on our way from yosemite to San Francisco.It was a holiday and initially they said that they were completely booked.Then they put us on the waiting list and after an hour's wait we got our chance.It was totally worth it.In the middle of the forest,with a very enthusiastic guide,the tour was... More 

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san francisco
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Driving up to the place is easy, the road in has a lot of large pot holes. Parking wasn’t too difficult but you have to be careful with all the kids around. Bathrooms were nice. They have food, drinks, and a cute gift shop. We booked our tickets online however you will need to still stand in line to get... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We really tried to go to mystery spot on New Years Day when we were in Santa Cruz. I went online to make advanced reservations like I had read in other reviews but they weren't taking any for the holiday. I called the day before and was put on hold for half an hour only to be told that the... More 

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San Jose, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We took our family of 7, 4 adults and 3 children. It is very reasonably priced. $6.00 each plus $5.00 for parking. Make reservations as the frequently fill up all tours for the day. Don't be late or they will give your spot away. Parking is limited so give yourself a little extra time. We took a short hike before... More 

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