Mystery Spot

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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

Mystery Spot - Review

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 Information

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

Mystery Spot Ticket Prices

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

Mystery Spot Opening and Closing 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 by Public Transport

  • Rent or hire a car/taxi.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Mystery Spot

  • 95% of people who visit Santa Cruz include Mystery Spot in their plan

  • 49.46% of people start their Mystery Spot visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mystery Spot

Monday, 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

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Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz Reviews

  • This is an awesome little spot. The drive into here was exciting with slower paced twisty roads and scenery that leaves you in awe. The staff was very interactive and a lot of fun. The tour itself was great. I felt like I was on some crazy gravity ride. And what a relief to get back on flat ground. I'd advise to get here early and then give yourself extra time afterwards to explore the area and see some wineries. *wear enclosed footwear. Flip flops are a bad idea *

  • One of the most fun places I’ve ever been! Great price for the tour! Our tour guide was so great!! He knew so much information about the location and also had a lot of jokes which made it even more fun!! We weren’t rushed either and were able to take lots of pictures!! I’m still not sure how that place works but I guess that’s why they call it the mystery spot! 😂 I would definitely recommend this to my friends!!

  • Such a fun place to go! The staff are all super friendly and entertaining. The guides are a lot of fun. Make sure you tip them please! My son lucked out during this visit. As they were closing up for the night, my son went to buy popcorn at the snack counter and was given a huge bag for free, because otherwise it was going to be thrown out since they were closing.

  • This is a place to experience once without bothering about the science behind it. I am sure one can come with some or other explanation (plenty would be there on the Internet I am sure) for the experiences here in terms of illusions created by various means. If you silently watch you will notice many. However, watching all the feelings and expressions of people going through the mysterious experience one should just enjoy it forgetting science. If kids are with you even better...:-)

  • I love this place! My dad took me here while I was at San Francisco and it was fun. The tour person we got was funny but informative at the same time. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that they said to buy tickets at the gift shop then they told us to go back to buy tickets at the place we first went to buy tickets at. Overall a fun tourist attraction to be at.

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