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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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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 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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A Fun place to visit

Sure technically, this stuff could be explained and such. But, why ruin the fun of something that's lasted for so long. The escorts for your 'trip' are excellent and convincing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
northernk
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Phoenix, Arizona
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San Jose, California
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place in Jan 2016. Good for one hour visit. You can buy ticket online & reach at the specified time. or else, you can directly visit the place & try your luck for the vacancy in the next available slot. Good points :- 1) The road that leads to it from exit on CA-17 to mystery spot.... More 

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Thank Ajay h
Long Island, NY
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The biggest "mystery" was finding this "spot." Off the beaten path or freeway or highway as New Yorkers call it, you travel thru a forest to find this place. We were on our way to Santa Cruz boardwalk so it was an interesting side venture. We didn't get tickets beforehand not knowing what time we would arrive. Upon arrival and... More 

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Thank RhonaP
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting a bit more in the tour, it's a very small tour, but that doesn't mean I didn't have a god time. The location is absolutely beautiful and the tour guides were entertaining, you can tell they take their jobs seriously. I'll come back to show my kids one day :)

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Thank Ambersspots
California
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was awesome! Totally worth the $17. for me and my husband. We had a great guide, witty, informative and fun! They had a beautiful trail near the back of the parking lot that was a nice adventure we took after the tour. The only thing we didn't like was the inconsiderate tourist who just leave their soda/water bottles... More 

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Thank Sportygrlusa
Phoenix, Arizona
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418 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sure technically, this stuff could be explained and such. But, why ruin the fun of something that's lasted for so long. The escorts for your 'trip' are excellent and convincing, at least ours was, certainly sound like believers. Well worth the short drive from Santa Cruz if your in the area.

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Thank northernk
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a good place to get surprised and watch certain natural spot where you have different gravitational force, its amazing to watch the behavior of water in this spot. The guides are awesome, they rock.

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1 Thank Narasimha B
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very neat spot. I got really dizzy when we got into the house but it was all worth it!! Make sure you're able to climb up a hill and back down. Our tour guide was hilarious and informative. It's a small area so you'll be out of there in about 45 min.

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Thank Farah S
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Courtesy of El Ninjo, the Bay Area is blessed with a number of rainy days, especially on weekends it seems, which leaves locals and tourists, especially those with children somewhat puzzled- being used to some of the best weather in the world, what do you do on a rainy day? You've probably seen them, the ubiquitous yellow-black bumper stickers but... More 

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Salt Lake City
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125 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited in August with my family of four and my sister's family of four (eight children under the age of 11). The kids thought it was the coolest place ever! I needed to take a Dramamine because of the optical illusions and tilted shack. The tours are all timed so it can get a little boring. I am glad that... More 

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Thank Stroller_Snob
Ukiah, California
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47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit for tourists or if you have not done so yourself. The mysteries behind the illusions will leave you wondering. Great guided tour an takes no more that 35 minutes to complete the tour. Gift shop provides great souvenirs and a popular souvenir is distributed at the end of the tour. Perfect for friends and family while... More 

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