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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 #14 of 34 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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Fremont, California
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1,030 reviews 1,030 reviews
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747 helpful votes 747 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Mystery Spot is a fun place to see optical illusions. Walking through the area and buildings in particular are a lot of fun. The information provided by the tour guide is good. They also hand out their bumper sticker of which once one has gone to see the Mystery Spot, one will start seeing it on people's car bumpers here... More

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Guildford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Well organised, excellent tour guides and very good value for money. It's bizarre but lots of fun for all.

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Sacramento, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The guide we had was superb. Although very young, he was very outgoing and funny. He put everyone at ease, and we enjoyed the tour through the 'mysteries' despite our skepticism as to what was really going on.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It was a 1 hour tour, that we wished lasted longer! Our tour guide was hilarious, but for some reason I have forgotten his name! Must be the mystery spot! It was close to Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, beautiful historic and fun for all but not for those unable to walk or wheel up a hill.

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Milpitas, California
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47 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I had been meaning to come here for years. I started to think about putting it on my bucket list. I had heard it needed to be experienced to be believed. It is very inexpensive ($6) but I'd recommend going online and reserving a tour as they fill up quick since tours are limited to 16 people, and you might... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a great attraction for young children, and also entertaining for grown-ups. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and is led by young, well-trained guides. Some of the paths are very steep and the effects are disorientating, so this is definitely not for those less-mobile.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Our engineer son booked a tour for us whilst recently holidaying in California. This place is amazing, definitely a top talking point from our entire holiday. Even the engineer in the family couldn't work it out. It's seems to be run by fun loving student types. Be aware if you're elderly and have mobility issues this isn't the place for... More

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Olathe, KS
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Make sure you book your trip ahead of time online. We went on a Thursday morning and it packed up quickly. Parking can be an issue if it's really busy. The area is pretty with a hiking trail. Our tour guide was fun and pleasant, which can make all the difference in the world. Whatever it is, a hoax, illusion,... More

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Petaluma
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It was nice to take a break from the beach and boardwalk for a little while. It is a nice way to kill a couple of hours, but do not expect to be there all day. Parking is very difficult. I am so glad I booked a tour (recommend to do so in advance) mid-week first thing in the morning... More

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New Delhi, India
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Beautiful scenery, but that whole mystery thing is one big optical illusion, so go with that in mind - no black spots in gravity or aliens, how much they try to convince you. There is a fairly waiting list, so try to book online in advance. The tickets get sold out pretty soon.

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