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Mystery Spot

465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658
+1 831-423-8897
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Nice place with good guides to explain the gravity illusions

Have heard about this place from my kids and finally decided to go myself. Your tour guide can be... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ilya D
Sacramento, California
Randomly Amazing!

One of the best, strangest curiosities I have been too! Any review would never do it justice but... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Leanne C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658
+1 831-423-8897
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have heard about this place from my kids and finally decided to go myself. Your tour guide can be very entertaining and captivating or not... we had a good one. When planning to go on weekends, go to the online site and reserve your tickets...More

Thank Ilya D
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best, strangest curiosities I have been too! Any review would never do it justice but basically this natural anomaly is a bit off the beaten track but well worth it.

Thank Leanne C
Reviewed 6 days ago

We really enjoyed this place. The tour was really fun and interesting and the facilities are very nice. They have food and beverages and souvenirs too. I would definitely go again. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance on their website. There is a...More

1  Thank Carrie Ruth J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there with daughters aged 7 and 9. All of us enjoyed the trip. The gravity effect and visual illusion was fun. You may bring along a tennis ball and a small bottle of water for experiments. After this short visit about 30min, we...More

1  Thank Alexandra H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for several times. It is very unique place, you will follow the guide with the group of people. It is great place for kids, but not for old people, have to climb up a steep slope road. And so many people will...More

1  Thank Yuki94539
Reviewed 1 week ago

We, five of us including our grand daughter, had gone on a weekend to the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz. The large crowd was testimony to the popularity of this place. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance online. The location is a bit...More

Thank Traveler-O-World
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tourist attraction near Santa Cruz is both entertaining and informative. It costs $8 but you get an hours worth of laughs. Every one has to go with a group and a guide who lead the group through the tour and has a lot of...More

1  Thank Schrettner
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to the Mystery Spot. The first being several years ago. This time I had my two teenage sons and ten other cousins ranging from ages 8-16 and several adults. We all had a great time. The tour is very scripted,...More

1  Thank Betsy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not impressed at all. We are family of three adult, and it was boring for all of us. All we could see is a crooked shed.

1  Thank Konstantin K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at 12:30pm only to find out that the tour groups reservation, and filled until 6:15pm. We weren't aware of advance reservations. Looked like folks were having fun. Maybe next time.

1  Thank cheetahfan9
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Yael D
15 July 2017|
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Response from Prathap P | Reviewed this property |
5+ year old Kids would like it since they would know what is 'normal' gravity etc, atleast by the physics of standing/ sitting/ leaning etc. Plus the guides are very energetic and provide a lot of information interspersed... More
Lindsey D
1 March 2017|
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Response from CCMH | Reviewed this property |
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
John D
6 October 2016|
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Response from Marshase | Reviewed this property |
Have a look at their webpage