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“Mystery Spot remains a mystery!”
Review of Mystery Spot

Mystery Spot
Ranked #13 of 95 things to do in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 perceptions of the laws of physics and gravity are questioned. But don't take our word for it, come and decide for yourself! The Mystery Spot was discovered in 1939 by a group of surveyors and opened to the public in 1940. The Mystery Spot has amazed and perplexed hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world, and many return time and time again to experience these puzzling variations of gravity, perspective, and height. Some speculate that cones of metal were secretly brought here and buried in our earth as guidance systems for their spacecraft. Some think that it is in fact the spacecraft itself buried deep within the ground. Other theories include carbon dioxide permeating from the earth, a hole in the ozone layer, a magma vortex, the highest dielectric biocosmic radiation known anywhere in the world, and radiesthesia. Whatever the cause is, it remains a mystery.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Pretty fun little tour of an old cabin in an area that has a weird gravitational pull. I recommend taking Gravol prior to visiting. The pull can put you off balance and make you fill ill.
It's a fairly short tour - you walk uphill, through a cabin, then downhill. You get a short time to take photos inside the cabin. Definitely kid friendly. Nothing else to do there except for the tour. They have a little gift shop, concession stand, and you can walk around the woods, but that's about it. Give yourself an hour for the whole thing.
They only hold tours at certain times of the day so check the website or call before hand to make sure there's a spot available. You can only visit at the tour times, you can't go in alone.

Thank vjtiff
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Mystery spot, as the name suggests as some intriguing display of acts that would defy the laws of physics..
It was fun to visit the place.. the staff was polite and helpful.. overall a good experience out there.. experience it to believe it!

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Mystery spot is a fun little attraction set in a beautiful area.. it's worth going. Without giving anything away the tour is fairly short. Cost is 5-7 dollars depending on your age. The tour guides are fantastic and really make the tour fun. I would recommed making a reservation especially on the weekends. Be aware that some people experiance dizziness or nausea. We live in Santa Cruz and always bring guest here to check it out. Kids love it!

Thank krsdolphins
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

when your in santa cruz gotta stop by this place strange indeed!! its like an anomally in the earth unexplained and creepy!! i wonder who could solve this mystery got a bit dizzy too when visited. trees growing in spiral shapes!!! hmmmmm....

Thank pot2x
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

this place is pretty cool. but theres really no mystery about it. its alotta fun for little, little children but thats about it. i wouldnt recommend it to adults. but is always fun and entertaining for little kids.

Thank d g
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