Absolutely amazing! Guides are incredible! Good for kids at almost all ages (In my opinion children >5 will be more interested in a tour), teenagers, and adults. It takes about 45 min for the tour. They allow enough time to take pictures (for better pictures go before the sunset). Parking and bumper sticker include in ticket's price.
I visited this place price now and I feel that this is one of the places that I always take my friends when they come from other states in the US. All the friends home I took your really enjoyed the tour here. I would recommend to visit during the daytime as the door guys are really active during the daytime and you get a beautiful view of the trees out there and you also get to see the Mystery Spot in a better way. The tickets is just priced at $8 and you can either book it online or you can also go and take it there but usually during the weekends the tickets are full so it's better to book online. If you book tickets online then you have to reach 30 minutes before your show time and they wouldn't allow you inside if you are not before 30 minutes so take a note of that definitely this place it's all must visit if you live in the Bay Area.
If it weren't for the tour guide this place would get zero stars. Our guide was hilarious, engaging and overall kept us entertained. The mystery spot is a hoax, think fun house experience plus some smoke and mirrors tricks. Basically it's a cabin built on angles that make you feel like there is some kind of gravitational pull at work. Interestingly, a few people on the tour were returning so clearly some people thought it was worth repeating, we however don't agree. Not worth $8 pp plus $5 for parking.
Fun place for a family activity. Beautiful scenery, trees & flowers. Funny, entertaining tour leaders take you on a walk where you can experience things that defy logic and gravity. See tall people shorter then short people, water run uphill & round objects roll uphill too. Enjoy "hands on" experiments with your family & take all the pictures you want to show your friends back home. The walk is not difficult or long, but it is uphill at the beginning and downhill at the end. There are handrails if a person needs to hold on or stop and lean on them. Free bumper stickers. After the tour, I suggest going across the parking lot & taking the hike, even if you just go a little ways & turn around and come back. There are markers identifying things you will or might see, such as specific trees, plants, banana slugs or Bigfoot!
I happened to visit near closing time on a super busy day, some of the staff seemed a little on edge. Once the tour got started, though, the guide was very perky and friendly. From what I over heard with the other tour groups, the guides use many of the same jokes and generally have the same script to follow, which is to be expected. The tours are interactive with several little activities that require volunteers to demonstrate the unusual tilt of the area. Make sure to take advantage of your time in the cabin to take some wacky, gravity defying pictures. The tour was short and sweet, and you get a free bumper sticker. Not bad for eight dollar admission and a five dollar parking fee per car. The only real downside is that the food wasn't great and was a bit on the expensive side. I got some chili over rice for $3.50, it tasted lackluster and was a small portion. Make sure to get something with nacho cheese on it to enhance the flavor. To be fair, it does seem like they have plenty of other ,more pricey and tasty options on the menu but I wasn't willing to swing it. About half thier menu is vegetarian friendly, gotta love it. The gift shop is well stocked and reasonably priced, spent a good twenty minutes just choosing a souvenir. Overall, a fun little trip , I'm glad I went. If you have kids, it'll make for an excellent field trip and might get them thinking on the wonders of science and the natural world.That's all I'll say, don't want to spoil the Mystery of the Spot ;).