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Mystery Spot

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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 4 days ago via mobile

The Mystery Spot came up on google maps and then I looked it up. An inexpensive diversion, so my 19yo daughter and I said “what the heck”. Our male guide was hilarious and really made the experience. Everyone is friendly. Photo ops are wonderful and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is something about this place for sure, from the way the trees grow to the slightly loopy feeling you get here - it is definitely mysterious! Fun tour and a must do if you are visiting. There are a couple short hiking walks close...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank summersungrl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I were driving through the area and have seen the bumper stickers throughout life so decided, why not? The drive to the location was beautiful. It’s amongst the beautiful forest. We pre purchased our tickets online but arrived earlier. It was a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tulipbonita
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I went to Santa Cruz for a little getaway specifically to visit the mystery spot. I've always saw cars with the "The Mystery Spot" bumper sticker and I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. Well, our trip didn't disappoint....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SierraO134
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mysteries will surround you and your family. I suggest you try this place out and don't forget to get your bumper sticker!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sunclan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Experience unexplained contradictions of physics on the Santa Cruz mountainside. Water runs uphill and other oddities!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a family last summer and we all enjoyed our time there. Our tour guide had us engaged from the beginning and our whole group was very interested in what she said. She made the history about this 'Spot' fun to learn about....More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank readmetobliss
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful for children and people like me who believe what they see. Science minded, like my husband, have many theories. Balls rolling uphill, slanted houses to walk through. My 30 y.o. son remembers visiting there when he was five. Kids can bring their own little...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Bducati
Reviewed January 13, 2019

The best $8 ever spent. I bought tickets online. Half of our group were repeat visitors! Our guide was awesome and it was 45 minutes of eerie unexplainable fun! There is one steep incline and then the challenge of standing in a crooked building. Totally...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

We had low expectations as I have been to one in Michigan when I was a child. However, AIDEN was so engaging to a lame audience and stuck his jokes every time along with reacting to the improv by us. The illusion is amazing but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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