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Address: 465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658
Phone Number: 831-423-8897
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Weird place yet goid

This is a weird place and well worth a visit. Didn't see any banana slugs but did see some amazing weird things. You need to be reasonably fit to get up the hill so not suitable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Caroline L
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Essex, United Kingdom
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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The house was small but very interesting to see . The house is un even something You must want to see if you go to Santa Cruz.

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Thank Salaamus
Essex, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a weird place and well worth a visit. Didn't see any banana slugs but did see some amazing weird things. You need to be reasonably fit to get up the hill so not suitable for people with mobility issues. $8 for entry so not expensive. Toilets could do with a clean. It's an interesting experience

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Thank Caroline L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great guides, fun little diversion in the redwoods. Don't expect a huge thing, tho - it's a small area plus gift shop. Trail is steep but paved. Decent short hike across the parking lot.

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mdaby3
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We knew going in that this might be kind of hoaky--and it is, but in a good way. The guides are obviously having fun and have some of the worst puns and jokes imaginable. But it's clean family fun. The prices for drinks and such is reasonable. Be aware that there is absolutely NO cell service anywhere around here (and... More 

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Mystery Spot is just that-a place of mystery. There isn't anything else to do within the area and the actual spot only takes 10-15 minutes to see. There is a tour provided and you can ask as many questions as you like to the guide.

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Thank SpecialK0721
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Something you have to see for yourself. It's a quick half hour tour. You try your best to figure out the secret. It's intriguing to decipher if it is in fact a phenomena or just the way the log cabin is build. You actually do feel a little light headed when you walk into the cabin! All their demonstrations seem... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Mystery Spot is one of the strangest places I have visited (in a good way). It felt like an outdoor Ripley's museum. Our guide, Emmy, had a wealth of bad puns to keep the tour lighthearted and fun. I think everyone should visit here once in their life. It is a strange place, where laws of gravity are suspended,... More 

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Thank Brian M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My science minded husband was still wowed by the Mystery Spot. Both kids loved it, even slightly surly 12 year old! Guide was great, and good value.

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Phoenix, AZ
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My niece took us there when we went to visit her in Cali! First off parking can get full fast and they could use a better parking lot. We brought lunches and ate before the alloted time, they have picnic tables, we saw a banana slug while eating that was cool! We had a great time, priced reasonable and very... More 

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Watsonville, California
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

People do not grow taller or shorter; all an optical illusion. I was here two years ago and was charged six dollars. Now, they charge eight bucks. It is kind of cheap entertainment for all ages. Need to come early as parking gets really bad.

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