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Address: Lake Wales, FL
Description: Cars will coast uphill at this mysterious site.

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Would go see if you are in area but I would not recommend long travel to this area. I am not sure it is spooky maybe for young children. Stayed about 3 mins.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Tiffany H
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Would go see if you are in area but I would not recommend long travel to this area. I am not sure it is spooky maybe for young children. Stayed about 3 mins.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It is true your car will go backwards on this road at the right spot if in neutral. It is a little strange but far from spooky. Just a novel thing to do if in the area.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

With all of the high tech experiences kids get in this world, Spook Hill is a must-do if you are in the area. Where else can you magically experience rolling backwards up hill? No special gadgets required; just sit in your car and put it in neutral. Not a fun filled energetic afternoon, but it does generate some interesting scientific... More 

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Loxahatchee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Not much there, but its an old Florida attraction. If your in Lake Wales its worth stopping by. Optical illusion makes the car go back up the hill on its own. The kids love it. Mine have been going since they were little. On our last trio they still wanted to go (now 23 n 25 Years old)

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Winter Haven, Florida
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70 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

So where is the spooky hill? In a little spot near Lake Wales. We went/passed through twice to make sure we "feel" this magnetic field that pulls the vehicle against the pull of gravity. But what I experienced was near dizziness instead. So, duh. This is one of those little places that you can tick off your list without really... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

No, Newtonian physics (I'm talking gravity here) laws will be obeyed. However it is easy for our senses to be "fooled" by what they perceive. Or, in Latin: Sapiens nihil affirmat quod non probat! Since Spook Hill is just a few miles from Bok Tower and Garden, it was a humorous side trip.

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Wauseon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I drove to the white line, put my car in neutral, and it immediately began to go backwards, as if going uphill. And we went faster and farther than I thought we would. I would not make a special trip just to try this for 3 minutes, but we had just visited Bok Tower and Gardens, and Spook Hill is... More 

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West Coast, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We found the sign and drove up to the "line" put the car in neutral and it rolled down hill. Did it again and it rolled down hill. did not understand what was spooky about rolling down hill????

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Sanford, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I've heard about this for years, but somehow it didn't work for me. Later, someone told me that if I had looked in my rearview mirror, I would have had the effect. Still, no cost and it might work for you.

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Wimauma, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

It is certainly different but it took us a while to figure out that we were traveling uphill. Combine this with Bok Tower

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