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Mystery Spot

465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658
+1 831-423-8897
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Cool spot to visit

This is a unique place to visit and I would recommend seeing it at least once! There can be a long... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cool visit on a whim

We visited on a whim on the recommendation from someone while visiting Monterey and glad we went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amber M
Oakhurst, 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 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658
+1 831-423-8897
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique place to visit and I would recommend seeing it at least once! There can be a long wait time so next time I would call ahead. They have plenty of seating and a store with food,drinks, and souvenirs.

Thank kathydsanchez
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a whim on the recommendation from someone while visiting Monterey and glad we went! Not difficult to find, my gps directed me until I lost signal right at the entrance, but by then we arrived so it didn't matter. Seemed to be...More

Thank Amber M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was made in 1939, it’s a visual illusion based attraction. Visitors are generally grouped in a cluster of 15 – 20 members and for every cluster a guide is given by default. This spot is on a hill and there is a ramp to...More

Thank AvinashM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

easy day out at the Mystery Spot, its a fun place to go , been a few times now ,as we are local to the area and its not far from where we live . Great place to take out of town friends and family....More

Thank Manny C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a group of teens. I think everyone had a pretty good time. I'm not sure any of os would feel the need to go back

1  Thank francesmc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WoW is the best expression to describe the experience. there are many surprises while one takes the guided tour and you will definitely feel the tour duration was too short and you wished you had couple more minutes to spend. Don;t hesitate to take more...More

Thank myselfHyderabad
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I had always wanted to go to the Mystery Spot after seeing bumper stickers NUMEROUS times. Got an opportunity to take my three little kids with us, ages: 1, 4, and 6. We had the baby in our Dueter kid carrier during our visit. Interesting...More

Thank AnonymousGuestMember
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The place is remote and felt like hill station. The tour was about 45 minutes and we had a fantastic tour guide Nicolas. He was fun and got everyone engaged, specially our 9 year old. If you are around Santa Cruz and have half day...More

Thank coolbear80
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The group tour guides were very funny and entertaining. It is very educational too. Many people in our group visited it multiple times. We would like to visit it again too.

Thank jen S
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We had a fun time here (just us 2 adults) but the groups seemed to large and we had to rush through without taking all the photos we wanted. Would still recommend it though.

Thank rae955
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Yael D
15 July 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
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 |
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