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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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Lake Wales, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Interesting for the kids and some adults. Not really much there just follow the signs. We had no problem with signs. We came at it from the lake and followed the signs.

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Lake Wales, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Spook Hill is a very interesting and different place to visit. It only takes a few minutes to put your car out of gear and watch it go back up the hill! The legend of Spook Hill is fun! Take a few minutes to go before you leave Lake Wales.

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Dundalk, Ireland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

As other reviews note the signage is poor and in our opinion actually points you to the top of the hill (which you will drive by) which is one way uphill anyway. We found if you put in Spook Hill School into your sat nav, go by the school and turn left you'll get to the start. There is an... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Signage was very poor - had to drive around and around to finally find the correct street. When we finally put the car in neutral nothing happened that was not expected (car rolled backwards).

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Had a hard time finding it, signage not good and it is a one way street on the way out, so had to drive 4 miles around to find it. Go to the white line w/vehicle and put in neutral and it is "suppose" to pull you up hill. I said it did, my husband says NO. So we are... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

If you are from a mountainous or even hilly region, skip Spook Hill. It will be a big let day. Just a sign on a tree, a hill, and gravity's pull to provide a not so thrilling drifting of your vehicle.

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Clearwater, Florida
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were at Bok Tower yesterday and we had heard that we should check out Spook Hill closeby. I was intrigued because I do love local lore and legends so I made him drive me over there. So we pulled up to the sign, followed the instructions to put the car in neutral and we definitely did... More

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Falmouth, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We were there for 5 mins. The sign was cute. But not sure it worked the way it was presented. A little underwhelming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

My first trip was in 1958 win I was Ten years old My next visit to the hill and Box Tower was when I was in my fourths. Went back just after a bad hurricane hit the area and the Garden had sustained huge damage. I at the time thought it would take 10-20 years to recoup.I still love this... More

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Lake Wales, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Just a street along side Spook hill School that lets you put your car in neutral and roll uphill! Neat

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