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Address: 465 Mystery Spot Road off Branciforte Dr., Santa Cruz, CA 95065
Phone Number:
+1 831-423-8897
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 & quirky experience

We drove to Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz during our weekend getaway at Aptos. Glad we visited this place - it is quite an experience walking into the little hut and experiencing the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Aditi S
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Fremont, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place makes use of optical illusions to pretend that it is some special location that defies the law of gravity. This has been totally disproved and the guides do their best to promote the anti-scientific nonsense.

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Fremont, California
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95 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz during our weekend getaway at Aptos. Glad we visited this place - it is quite an experience walking into the little hut and experiencing the force of gravity inside the mystery spot. The entire time you are guided by the tour group that you are part of after the ticket purchase. We... More 

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1 Thank Aditi S
Fresno, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place, amazing! Great place to visit with teens or kids of any age! Grandparents love it too.

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Thank _tomlyn1
Taneyville, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attraction was nice but was a difficult climb and the groups they take on a tour is too big of a number for everyone to fit comfortably in the cabin rooms.

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Thank misspokey1966
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been visited this place many times, and this time I bring some friends with me. The tour guide was not friendly and spent too much time talking. Suggestion: Must make appointment online before you go, don't waste time listen to the guide, there are 25 people and only 15 minutes each tour, so take photos as many as... More 

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Thank Michael K
Bedford, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
111 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove here on a whim one morning, having read about this place in Atlas Obscura, it piqued our curiosity! We managed to book a slot fairly quickly and set off on our tour within 15 mins of arriving (we came late September so maybe it's busier in the summer). Our guide was a chatty and amusing chap, looked like... More 

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Morton, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have come here 3 times. Once as a teenager with my dad, once with my oldest grandson when he was 14, once with my 2nd grandchild when he was 14. Kids love to come here.

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Thank OldNativeCalifornian
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I loved this place probably because of my tour guide he was just excellent. This place definitely is mysterious but his company made it enjoyable. I drove from SFO and drive was very thrilling as well with short roads and filled with red wood. I would recommend booking online and you can good food here nachos dhal rice chai etc.... More 

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Oakdale, California
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41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Stopped by here a few days ago with a group of 3 as a last minute idea for something to do in Santa Cruz before heading home. It's probably best to make reservations, especially if you have a bigger group. We showed up last minute with no reservations and were told that we'd have to wait around 90 minutes. We... More 

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Thank C M
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

The Mystery Spot is located in the redwood forest just outside of Santa Cruz. It was a fun thing to do and I think kids would enjoy the illusion. Tour guides have good sense of humor. It doesn't take too long to tour. Nice outing in the woods close to town.

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Fresno, California
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