Mystery Spot

Local nameMystery Spot
LocationSanta Cruz County, California, United States

The Mystery Spot is a tourist attraction near Santa Cruz, California, opened in 1939 by George Prather. Visitors experience demonstrations that appear to defy gravity, on the short but steep uphill walk and inside a wooden building on the site. The Mystery Spot is a popular tourist attraction, and gained recognition as a roadside "gravity box" or "tilted house". At this roadside attraction, the laws of gravity and physics seem to disappear as balls roll uphill and people lean over past their toes without tumbling over.

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Opening hours

Winter hours:
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 4 pm
Sat - Sun: 10 am - 5 pm

Summer hours:
Mon - Fri: 10 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun: 9 am - 8 pm

On weekends and holidays the Mystery Spot might allow only reservations in - it is therefore recommended to purchase the tickets online in advance.


At the door for $6, buying tickets online in advance is recommended.

Children 3 and under: free

More information and contact


Official website



Phone +1 831 423 8897

Address 465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz, CA 95065, USA

Coordinates 37°1'2.444" N -122°0'14.266" E

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