Mystery Spot

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  • Address: 465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065, USA, 95065, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8314238897
  • Ticket Price: 8 USD
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Landmarks, Parks, Picnic Areas

The Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz is one of those rare sites where one can themselves visit and check out the apparent anomalies in the laws of nature. Both gravity and basic physics seem not to function over here. Mysticism aside, the Mystery Spot is actually a tilt-stimulated optical illusion, where the peculiar tilt of the floor helps in disorienting the visitor, making their perception of height, depth and orientation go awry. Leave the physics to one side, and visit the Mystery Spot for an unforgettable time.

Mystery Spot Travel Tips

  • Book tours in advance. They usually sell out.
  • Arrive 30 minutes before tour start.

Entrance Ticket Details For Mystery Spot

  • Ticket price for tour: 8 USD
  • Parking at premises: 5 USD
  • Check official website for Military discounts.

Mystery Spot Hours

  • Monday – Friday: Last tour at 4:05 pm.
  • Saturday – Sunday: Last tour at 5:05 pm.
  • Timings may vary season to season.

How to Reach Mystery Spot

  • Rent or hire a car/taxi.

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  • Mystery Spot Address: 465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065, USA, 95065, United States
  • Mystery Spot Contact Number: +1-8314238897
  • Mystery Spot Timing: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Mystery Spot Price: 8 USD
  • Best time to visit Mystery Spot(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mystery Spot: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 68.93% of people who visit Santa Cruz include Mystery Spot in their plan

  • 39.62% of people start their Mystery Spot visit around 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mystery Spot

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mystery Spot

People normally club together Santa Cruz Wharf and The Peralta Adobe while planning their visit to Mystery Spot.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Mystery Spot Reviews & Ratings

  • The mystery spot is a good place to go for curious people. They got friendly staff it's easy to find a parking space. They got bathrooms, picnic tables in the shade, cafe/gift shop. Its beautiful and very quiet here and it's not too expensive. They do charge for the parking and tour. I also recommend to bring cash. I wouldn't recommend it for wheelchair access just because its uphill they even don't allow strollers plan accordingly and also wear comfortable shoes. Its family oriented and casual setting.

  • The Mystery Spot is a fun place for a family-friendly experience, and reasonably priced at $8.00 per person, plus $5.00 for parking. It has grown much more popular since my last visit many years ago, so I recommend making reservations. Their website has a very user friendly reservation system, making it easy to plan your trip. The tour guides are fun, and there are a lot of opportunities to participate in the demonstrations. And, of course, there is a gift shop with snacks and souvenirs available. One caveat: the driveway up into the property is ROUGH - think offroading rough. I recommend taking a car with good, but not stiff suspension.

  • Truly hyped up place.. Was expecting a lot more mystery but just saw one spot. Its all optical illusion, nothing much. Area was quiet, fresh and helps get a good break..

  • Cool place to go to if you're ever wondering what the mystery is all about. Took some really cool photos, they even give you those stickers you see on all those cars around town for free! It's a marketing thing but the stickers are cool nonetheless so whatever.

  • Kinda of a tourist trap but it is best and entertaining one I have ever been. I highly recommend visiting it. I feel the parking pass is a scam because I paid for it and no one asked me to prove what vehicle was yours. Because you purchase the pass and parking at same booth and the tour guide collects the recipes.

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  • is there trips for the mystery spot on dic 31/?

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    • Mystery Spot is open throughout the year. But, if you are planning a trip on weekends or during holidays, it is better to book your tickets online in advance. 

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