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Spook Hill

Lake Wales, FL
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Ranked #6 of 9 Attractions in Lake Wales
Type: Mysterious Sites
Description: Cars will coast uphill at this mysterious site.
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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Got to Spook Hill but couldn't quite figure out where to stand to see the optical illusion. No matter - took a picture by the sign and called it a day.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We heard so much about Spook Hill so we had to go check it out - well marked - sign described event - we pulled the car up to the line - I though we were leaning downhill to start with but they say your being pulled uphill. Think it's more an optical illusion - but I ll go along... More

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are close go check this out, but it is kind of hard to locate the area. If you are looking for a ghost to jump out and get you, this is not the attraction for you. We were curious so decided to check it out. My kids are 15 and 11 and we were having a blast rolling... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Oh, this was interesting. So, we hunted for a bit to actually find this spot. Read the large sign with instructions and found ourselves...seemingly, rolling backwards up the hill. Was fun! Great for kids to take with you and enjoy. Just silly fun. Pretty town....the lakes and all. Lake Wales, is a nice place to visit. Great picnic areas all... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Spook Hill is a classic "old Florida" tourist attraction. I believe Lake Wales promoted it back in the 1920s or so, when every little settlement in Central Florida clamored for its special attraction. But the promoters of Spook Hill took this to absurd lengths. The attraction is, essentially, this: There's a line drawn in the road at the foot of... More

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florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

It does look like you are going up hill backwards. Optical illusion. Theres a spookhill middle or elem school to its left, then you are facing the right way! It was interesting.

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Wooster, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It sounded so interesting when I read about Spook Hill but I just didn't get it. When you pull up to the bottom of the hill there is a big sign that gives instructions on what to do to get the sensation that your vehicle is backing uphill. It just didn't happen for me. Fun to try but you won't... More

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Lake Wales, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

....... just trying to save tourist your gas money lol ,its going to be boring and a waist of precious vacation time. its an illusion but many people don't notice it and if your looking to get a rush from it then that's just not going to happen.

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Sarasota, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't make a special trip to go here, but if you are in the area, stop by and roll uphill! The kids get a kick out of it!!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

A piece of Florida nostalgia. Wouldn't drive across the country to see it, but if you are in the area, make the trip! Critics try to break it down and figure it out. Don't! Just enjoy the novelty and take pics if the memory you will create. And at zero cost, you won't be disappointed!

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