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Mystery Spot

465 Mystery Spot Road off Branciforte Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95065
831-423-8897
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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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Helena, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 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 NEW

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
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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163 reviews 163 reviews
62 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
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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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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was a bit of fun. Fergus our guide was funny (corney but cute) and kept us all entertained. Lots of walking up steep hills. You get free bumper stickers when you leave. The groups were too close together so we could hear the commentary of the group before and after us sometimes we were unable to hear our own... More

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Boise, Idaho
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I loved this, but couldn't stay inside the room very long as it made me dizzy. If you have a hard time walking uphill, do not go here....I had to pull myself up on the rail all the way up! You also cannot bring your stroller, so be prepared to carry little ones.

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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Make sure you make reservations ahead. I suggest going with a group of your friends. It will make it more fun, since they limit the numbers on each tour. It is an inexpensive tour. The drive in isy favorite part- the trees are amazing. They tell you to come early, but no need to be more than what they tell... More

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