By Brian Hackney

They might be considered tourist traps, but a visit to four Bay Area “Mystery Spots” will remind locals that these classic spots aren’t to be missed.  Brian road trips to the Mystery Spot in Santa Cruz, San Jose’s Winchester Mystery House, a haunted castle in Pacifica, and Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum in San Francisco.

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Santa Cruz Mystery Spot

456 Mystery Spot Rd

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

(831) 423-8897

www.mysteryspot.com

Winchester Mystery House

525 South Winchester Blvd

San Jose, CA 95128

(408) 247-2101

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www.winchestermysteryhouse.com

Pacifica Historical Society

PO Box 752

Pacifica, CA 94044

(650) 359-5462

www.pacificahistory.org

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

175 Jefferson Street

San Francisco, CA 94133

415 202.9850

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www.sanfrancisco.ripleys.com