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Mystery Spot

465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658
+1 831-423-8897
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Fun off-beat experience

Very reasonable fun experience for young and old alike. Tour lasts about 30 minutes, just the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Claire S
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Lodi, California
Mysterious Fun

We went here as children and have recently returned. It has not lost it's mystery. Balls roll up... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JeriLG
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Santa Cruz, California
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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 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.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very reasonable fun experience for young and old alike. Tour lasts about 30 minutes, just the right amount of time for kids. Highly recommend if you haven't been there before.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here as children and have recently returned. It has not lost it's mystery. Balls roll up hill, tall people become short and more. It is worth the 8 dollar entrance fee. Be warned, cameras do not work properly. Part of the mystery?

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a Cool spot! If you get McKenna your in for a treat what a comic! even the surrounding trees shook with laughter. Dont miss this amazing cool unlike anything you experienced And shhh...only those who go knows

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read about this place on Atlas Obscura and thought it sounded fun. Both my partner and I had a lot of laughs and the guide was both informative and fun. The whole group were allowed plenty of time for photos opportunities

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for a mini spring break to Santa Cruz and had to pick where to visit in just 2 days. So glad we were able to fit in The Mystery Spot! I called as we were driving to Santa Cruz but they didn't have...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was such a fun tour for my family. The teenagers were amazed and in awe. The guides were fabulous and made the journey really fun. I love how they involve the group in the demonstrations. Well worth the $. Make sure to stop at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can not give an accurate review as we never actually made it to “the spot”. The wait for the next available tour was just over an hour and a half and we didn’t have the time to wait. We grabbed a snack and went to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide, Fergus was awesome and funny. Definitely something different. More informational stuff then actually touring. Informational stuff was somewhat interesting. Wish there was more spots to look at then the few we saw. Other then that, I guess you really can't complain for paying...More

Thank Ricae X
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ventured out to the Mystery Spot with not prior knowledge and no understanding of what it was that we were going to look at. It ended up being one of the highlights of our stay and despite my many travels throughout the USA, this...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had more fun than I thought we would. Our tour guide was hilarious ad at only $8 per person it was an great value

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Yael D
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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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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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John D
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