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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 - 5:00 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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A perfect ending to a fantastic Santa Cruz Vacation

It was interesting but I wish I had known I would be pulling myself up the big hill- I might have thought twice

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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Fresno, California
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Houston, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Before my trip to the Santa Cruz area I checked TripAdvisor to see what attractions were recommended. The Mystery Spot was high on the list. My friend and I ventured into the Redwood Forest and easily found the tourist attraction. My best guess is that it is a gravitational pull anomaly. It is definitely something to experience!

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Sacramento, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I went to the Mystery Spot on a Saturday afternoon only to be told we "didn't have reservations and would have to wait 4.5 hours for an open tour". What?!?!? Reservations? Since when? Since we didn't want to wait we left. Also, make sure you have an off road truck as the road to the mystery spot... More 

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San Diego
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99 reviews 99 reviews
24 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Words cannot describe this place. It is this trippy shack where you defy gravity. My teenage boys were so into it. So were my husband and I. It's out in the middle of nowhere, we got lost. Also, you absolutely must go online and reserve a time. They are strict about limiting the group number. No walk ins unless there... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My wife and I went there and it was a very cool place!! The hiking trail warmed us up for the main attraction! I believe our tour guide was moe....he was a very good and friendly guide...I would highly recommend this place for everybody that wants a little realistic brainteasers. ...but only if you care about using your brain!! You... More 

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Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It was interesting but I wish I had known I would be pulling myself up the big hill- I might have thought twice

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Bothell, Washington
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44 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place is so weird. At times you feel like it is trickery but at others that it is very real. We went on the tour yesterday and are still debating whether or not we think it is real! Would we go again...no. Are we glad we went the first time...yes and we would advise others to go to decide... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had heard about the "Mystery Spot" and went for a visit. Very difficult to walk through the tour. Still don't fully understand, but feel it is mostly optical illusions from all the weird angles. The guide gave an interesting presentation, but I don't personally believe in UFOs so some of the presentation was wasted on me.

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Wheatland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My husband and I were driving through and decided to stop to check out the Mystery Spot. I've seen the bumper stickers and read the good reviews. When we arrived, we had to wait a little bit for the next tour. No biggie. My husband was able to get in for free since they offer an active duty military discount.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Very weird phenomenon going on here...something you have to experience to fully appreciate the mysterious things that happen in this area. Only bad thing is that you will start to feel slightly light headed/dizzy after being there for too long.

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I liked the experience. The guides were friendly and funny. We will bring the kids next time. But fix the road please =)

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