#1055:  Mystery Spot

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465 Mystery Spot Rd, Santa Cruz





No Plaque


Site is privately owned. Access only during operating hours.

From the Press Release:

This roadside attraction established in 1941 is the first and most significant example of its type in California, a "tilt-box" or "gravity house" roadside attraction that gained popularity in the mid-twentieth century. Established by George Prather, the Mystery Spot became a popular roadside attraction under the stewardship of Prather's son Bruce in the late 1940s and 1950s.

2009 David Schmitt