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Mystery Spot

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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

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Mark C
Barrington, New Jersey
Great little spot, we had fun

This is what it says it is, a mystery spot, but prob too advanced for little kids though, inure you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cork, Ireland
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 August 2005

So we decided to stop off at the Mystery Spot today and I'll tell you...I wasn't going to be fooled by circus illusions. But I walked away a believer. So, the ball rolls uphill on a beam. Yes, I suppose you could say its a...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 April 2005

Its an interesting illusion, but the tour is 50/50 pseudoscience and outright lies. (1) They show a beam, which is horizontal according to a level, but a when they put a billard ball on it, it rolls. On examining the beam, this is because it...More

11  Thank Guide7578
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Reviewed today

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 6 days 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 6 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 .

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Phia V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with wife and 2 adult sons. I have been to a couple of similar places before and the one they used to have a Knotts Berry Farm was presented better. The girl we had talked way to fast and the jokes are just...More

1  Thank gottcoke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to Mystery Spot to check it out, as I'd been to the Cosmos and the Vortexes in Sedona before and I heard it was similar. Our guide was AWESOME (Moe), so try to get on his tour! Gravity doesn't know which way it wants...More

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Kim M
1 May 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
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 |
Have a look at their webpage
Belinda B
7 February 2016|
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Response from GuestGroup | Reviewed this property |
Considering that the location is off the road, I would suggest a Taxi. It is also a few minutes outside of Santa Cruz.