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Spook Hill

Address: Lake Wales, FL
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Lake Wales
Type: Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Cars will coast uphill at this mysterious site.
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Type: Mysterious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Cars will coast uphill at this mysterious site.

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Sorrento, FL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We enjoyed this activity. The big sign at the base of Spook Hill shares the Indian Legend of Spook Hill. We followed the instructions and enjoyed this optical illusion. We went up the hill a couple of times. The activity only takes a few minutes and there is no admission fee.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Neat, interesting, quick attraction close to Bok Tower. If in the area it's worth the few blocks to do it

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Odenton, MD
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I think it's more of an optical illusion, but it was cool none the less. You pull up and it has exact instructions of what you need to do. I put in my "I did that" file.

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Carson City
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Don't go out of your way or try to hype this up. People will be let down n they'll fear what your next idea is.

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Urbana, Ohio
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

When your parked uphill and place the vehicle in Neutral, it is going to roll backward. If your in town looking to burn a few minutes with younger kids, then it might be ok.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is just for kids. They might get a kick out of the sign and idea of the place. But not great for only adults. Not much to see here.

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Clearwater, Florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I have wanted to visit spook hill for years to experience the illusion. I happened to be in the area visiting Bok Towers so I thought I would check it out. First of all, I am glad I did not drive 2 hours solely for the purpose of visiting spook hill. I did NOT have the sensation of being pulled... More 

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Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Fun little side trip. Nothing spectacular, just a been there done it, nothing really happens. I thought we were going to go up the hill but we went backwards away from the line.

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Sebastian, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

So you finally find it, face this very steep hill, pulling up to a white line in the road after reading the story, you think you are going to roll up this steep hill facing you, but no. You roll backwards, down the bottom of the hill. The story on the sign is interesting if it's true but the illusion... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The result of parking there was interesting but the signage about the area was rather poorly presented.

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