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Mystery Spot

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Indeed a mystery

The experience is at santa cruz and costs 8$ a person, plus 5$ a car (for parking). The park closes... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tel Aviv District, Israel
Way more fun than I expected; still to costly

We ended up having a little extra time. so we decided to give this a try. I blame the show "Gravity... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark C
Barrington, New Jersey
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658
+1 831-423-8897
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience is at santa cruz and costs 8$ a person, plus 5$ a car (for parking). The park closes its doors at 6 pm, thus you must arrive earlier. You should order a front tickets otherwize you might not get in, we didn't and...More

Thank DanielF9392
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an adventure. It was fun, light hearted and interesting. If visiting Santa Cruz this is a must. The tour itself does not take too long.

Thank Zara K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up having a little extra time. so we decided to give this a try. I blame the show "Gravity Falls." Anyway ... Cost apparently is $8 per person - plus $5 for parking. Seriously? Then the cheesy presentation begins. The guide we had...More

Thank Mark C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice drive to the place. Bought tickets and were in a group with a guide. It was a different experience walking up the steps but feeling the gravity against us. Very intriguing when guide demonstrated how the ball moves up on a wooden plank instead...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is what it says it is, a mystery spot, but prob too advanced for little kids though, inure you book as we went and were told it was a 2 hour wait so we left and went the following day after booking online..good value...More

Thank MartinaD95
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

We went as a family and we’re totally amazed . I would highly recommend this as a must if you visit Santa Cruz. The price was perfect and super cool that everyone gets a bumper sticker .

Thank Relax44934311622
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Everyone told us that this was a must-see attraction in Santa Cruz. It was an hour tour for $8 a person, plus $5 for parking. Don’t expect much. The entire tour takes place within 3 small areas. We were under the impression we would be...More

Thank travelduo517
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Save your money. Just a hokey tourist trap. The illusion is being oversold here, and although it’s harmless and silly, it seemed above the heads of the young children on my tour. It looks like a great activity for kids on paper, but it’s actually...More

Thank RebL1231
Reviewed October 22, 2018

You have to see it, to believe it! Tour guide was fantastic and very funny. Would be difficult for the disabled due to steep hills that you have to walk up.

Thank SBayKat
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

We had fun. ... It's very interesting and mysterious. ... it's worth visiting. ... i was dizzy most of the time but it was mysterious and fun. ... the tour guide was entertaining,friendly, well informed and funny. ... The price was good. ...Around $8 i...More

1  Thank 224phiav
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Kim M
April 30, 2018|
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Response from dandksmommy | Reviewed this property |
It's an optical illusion. That's it. Your eyes/brain is playing tricks on you and your belly. If you just take a moment to focus on one single object while standing still, you will stop spinning. There is no magnetic field... More
Yael D
July 15, 2017|
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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
Lindsey D
March 1, 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