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Spook Hill

Lake Wales, FL
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Ranked #6 of 9 Attractions in Lake Wales
Type: Mysterious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Cars will coast uphill at this mysterious site.
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Kissimmee, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

not sure why it didnt work for us but reading about it was wonderful. Those that go i hope you get the wierd happening that for some reason we didnt get xxx

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Lakeland, Florida
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I have tried this illusory stop in Lake Wales many times ove the past ten years. I don't get it.other than the legend of the fight between a Seminole chief and an alligator, there is nothing to pique the imagination. Well, at least I have now officially been there. But I won't waste anymore time.

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Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It lived up to it's reputation! You have to go there when you are driving through! It's awesome! Can't figure it out!!

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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Hard to find, poorly marked we looked for this place a long time, it was stupid and dissappointing. Not worth a long drive trying to find this place on a one way street near a school. A waste of time, there is nothing spooky here.

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Yeehaw Junction, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I have been wanting to visit Spook Hill for years and finally made it. Now I know what I haven't been missing! It is supposed to be an optical illusion and the friends I was with insisted they could see it but I tried about 5 times and...NOTHING!!! There is a big sign with a little ghost on it that... More

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Michigan City, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

You would think with all the signs advertising this attraction in Lake Wales that Spook Hill would be better than the Haunted Mansion!!! WRONG!!! The hill is supposedly creating an optical illusion to make one think that they are going down hill as they travel on the road. Instructions direct you to put your car in park and be fascinated... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It was really simple. Would probably not be worth a very long drive just for this. Went the same day we went to Bok Tower Gardens

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Lake Wales, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Spook Hill is a long time attraction in Lake Wales, FL. It's kinda hard to fine....follow the signs, but worth the effort. You stop your car at the "foot" of the hill on the white line painted on the pavement, take the car out of gear and release the brake, and....watch your car slowly roll UP hill! You will not... More

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Tampa, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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