Santa Cruz, California: Santa Cruz Mystery Spot Team Field Report

465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA
East of Hwy 17, off Branciforte Drive.
Summer M-F 10-6, Sa-Su 9-8; off-season 10-5 (Call to verify)
Adults $6, parking $5. Book online to avoid waits.
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Mystery Spot.

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot
Gravity and other normally trustworthy forces go haywire at this pseudo-scientific anomaly, discovered in 1940. Tour guides lead groups up a forested hillside to the cockeyed mystery shack. Report... [10/13/2013]

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot.

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Santa Cruz Mystery Spot: 1996 video, with knowledgeable guide Pat Musselman, at the Mystery Spot. Watch Video.

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Mystery Shack.

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

A registered "gravitational anomaly!" Order tickets online if you don't want to wait!

[Jennifer Kleinkauf, 12/08/2013]

Mystery shack.

Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

Totally worth a detour! A lot of fun. I strongly recommend making reservations for a tour time. They were sold out and I saw many people without reservations turned away.

[Stephanie L, 11/30/2013]

It's especially popular around holidays and weekends.

Entrance to the Mystery Spot.

Mystery Spot

The Mystery Spot, a Santa Cruz, CA institution of baffled gravity, still boasts 45 minute weekend waits as of mid-October. The gift shop is packed, and the guides, dressed as if they were national park rangers, have their hands full. Eastern Hemisphere engineers and their families seem to be in greatest abundance. Given the weak state of business in Silicon Valley, perhaps they are looking to harness whatever it is that impels a ball to roll up and to the right, and apply it to their own company's sales charts.

[ Team, 10/26/2003]

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