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Mystery Spot

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The Mystery Spot is a gravitational anomaly located in the redwood forests just outside of Santa Cruz, California. It is a circular area of effect around 150 feet or 46 meters in diameter. Within the Mystery Spot you will be stunned as your...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful for children and people like me who believe what they see. Science minded, like my husband, have many theories. Balls rolling uphill, slanted houses to walk through. My 30 y.o. son remembers visiting there when he was five. Kids can bring their own little...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bducati
Reviewed 4 days ago

The best $8 ever spent. I bought tickets online. Half of our group were repeat visitors! Our guide was awesome and it was 45 minutes of eerie unexplainable fun! There is one steep incline and then the challenge of standing in a crooked building. Totally...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank debbaker1104
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had low expectations as I have been to one in Michigan when I was a child. However, AIDEN was so engaging to a lame audience and stuck his jokes every time along with reacting to the improv by us. The illusion is amazing but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank perrasscope
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Buy your tickets online early ($8). The guides there try to make your trip interesting, but ours was evidently new, and left a lot to be desired with his comic timing and delivery. He'll get better with time. The place itself is claimed to be...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KarthikMR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot there but presented extremely well. Zak was our guide and had only been on the job 3 weeks and still did an excellent job. It is an amazing cross between a show, tour and a little science. Can't go wrong for the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gmobile80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here first about 20 years ago on my last trip out to California. Came back because it was one of the places that sparked my love of bizarre and offbeat places and because my daughter is a huge fan of Gravity Falls (which...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank eggbomb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to call them before you leave for the place. Google map disappears when you are five minutes away, so just follow the rough patch to this magical place. We loved our tour. Our tour guide was hilarious. Love the little gimmick they had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maarijsiddiqui
Reviewed November 16, 2018

The experience is at santa cruz and costs 8$ a person, plus 5$ a car (for parking). The park closes its doors at 6 pm, thus you must arrive earlier. You should order a front tickets otherwize you might not get in, we didn't and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DanielF9392
Reviewed November 15, 2018

This was an adventure. It was fun, light hearted and interesting. If visiting Santa Cruz this is a must. The tour itself does not take too long.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Zara K
Reviewed November 13, 2018

We ended up having a little extra time. so we decided to give this a try. I blame the show "Gravity Falls." Anyway ... Cost apparently is $8 per person - plus $5 for parking. Seriously? Then the cheesy presentation begins. The guide we had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kim M
April 30, 2018|
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Response from dandksmommy | Reviewed this property |
It's an optical illusion. That's it. Your eyes/brain is playing tricks on you and your belly. If you just take a moment to focus on one single object while standing still, you will stop spinning. There is no magnetic field... More
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Yael D
July 15, 2017|
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Response from puneet265 | Reviewed this property |
The tour guides are very good. They involve every one especially children. Even if they cant understand the mystery they will enjoy the presenter. Drive is good. Must visit with children or alone. Not to forget Chai (TEA... More
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Lindsey D
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Response from CCMH | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other people who responded in regards to your dog. I don't agree with the 'total ripoff'. It's just something fun to do, and I have spent the same amount of money for a 2 minute quick thrill (with an hour... More
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