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Mystery Spot

465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065-9658
+1 831-423-8897
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Okay for a one-time visit, but beware the bees

The biggest mystery at The Mystery Spot? Why they can't seem to control the bees that swarm all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark W
Lodi, California
Great fun

Interesting attraction. Fun visit worth the small entrance fee. Staff are friendly and engaging and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda V
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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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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

The biggest mystery at The Mystery Spot? Why they can't seem to control the bees that swarm all around during the tour. If I had had a bee allergy, I would have been terrified. As for the attraction, my biggest complaint AFTER the bees would...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting attraction. Fun visit worth the small entrance fee. Staff are friendly and engaging and it makes you think!!! Not far from Santa Cruz.

Thank Linda V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really fun place to visit with the kids. There seems no logical explanation for it although I am sure there must be one. Put aside your scepticism, watch a ball roll up a hill and just enjoy!

Thank RFW1943
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Mystery Spot is a strange place but good to go see for the $8pp and $5 parking fee if you have spare time. It's a house obviously built "catiwompis"/crooked. Has some oddities about it. I got really dizzy and nauseous and had to step...More

Thank HotPocket505
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived in the Bay Area my whole life but never experienced the Mystey Spot. My husband hadn't either and since we are both lovers of the odd and mysterious, we decided to check out it. We were the second tour of the day on...More

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's fun. It's cheap. It's in a beautiful place. Go along and enjoy it. This tour really challenges your mind and the optical illusion does make you feel a little woozy just to warn you. Some of it I really couldn't explain. Our tour guide...More

Thank Katherine E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's located near santa cruz in the redwood forest- the place is full of history- there is a guided tour and it is very fun to see- just a fun thing to do

Thank Will S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This was an amazing spot that really challenges your mind. The illusions are mind blowing and I found it fascinating and the story behind it.

Thank Marla C
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We went with the idea that this would be like other optical illusion attractions; wonky houses, balls rolling uphill etc and there is an element of this although we left wondering if there is also that little bit more of something...mysterious. Could be because it's...More

Thank barnhols
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A very short guided trip up hill to the hut with irregular build to give a perfect illusion and wonderful experience of strange forces.

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Yael D
15 July 2017|
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Response from clang_13 | Reviewed this property |
Your 4.5 Y.O. should like it. The optical illusions are fun and it's not expensive. You can take a hike too.
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