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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 - 4:00 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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Fun and interesting - a must-see for Santa Cruz!

I avoided the Mystery Spot for many years, thinking it was the epitome of tourist trap! Finally some houseguests convinced me to go with them, I did, and I was hooked. Now I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I avoided the Mystery Spot for many years, thinking it was the epitome of tourist trap! Finally some houseguests convinced me to go with them, I did, and I was hooked. Now I recommend the Mystery Spot to all of my visitors. It's a must-see for Santa Cruz!

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West Covina, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place was fun to visit. It's worth the 6 dollars, the cost of a ticket. They have a trail you can hike with was fun. The tour guide was very happy and fun! he had everyone involved. The kids had a great time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great for a day out on weekend or holiday with family. The weird phenomenon at the mystery spot will keep you entertained and also provide food for thought. The surrounding location with redwoods and mini trails add to the attraction. Watch out for traffic on the highway #17 though.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This was interesting, but it wasn't all that exciting. There were wayyyyy too many people there and it was hard to fully appreciate the house when you were crawling all over people to get inside. The attraction was very thought-provoking however, and I recommend seeing it once in your life.

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This place has been around forever. You see the bumper stickers EVERYWHERE! It has a legend of sorts. The hosts are fun and make silly jokes. Your eyes will play all sorts of tricks on you, and there are some good photo ops. However, that being said, it is very small.... very, very small. And make sure you make reservations... More 

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AUBERRY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We just dropped in to take the tour on a Thursday before noon. There were vans and school buses and the only available tour was 2 hours later. There was nothing to do for that time period so we did not get the opportunity to visit. It did look interesting and had been recommended to is by friends.

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Okay, it's small but definitely worth the $6 each to get in. Luca was our guide. He was funny and kept the group engaged and laughing. The mystery remains. Optical illusion prevailed and it was fun to wonder why. It is a winding road to the deep woods which was scenic. Very close to Santa Cruz if you are heading... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you're heading through or near Santa Cruz, and you have an hour spare, the Mystery Spot is definitely worth a detour to. Whilst the 'mystery' is easily explained with a bit of googling, our guide was a fantastic comic, told the story of storms and houses sliding down the hill to this 'mystery spot' where gravity and normal forces... More 

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Colusa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My husband and daughter along with myself decided to go to Mystery Spot and found it wasn't a wasted trip. We were very entertained and loved our visit. Would recommend that you go!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I have been wanting to go for a long time. My son and I had such an amazing time. Our tour guide Shay was just as awesome..but with her side jokes I would definitely hope she never leafs the miss-tery spot EVER! THANKS FOR THE AWESOME TIME!

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Additional Information about Mystery Spot

Address: 465 Mystery Spot Road off Branciforte Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Phone Number: 831-423-8897
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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