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Description: Cars will coast uphill at this mysterious site.

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Eh. Nothing exciting.

Found this place on website listing free things to do. Finding Spook Hill was difficult, not well marked surrounded by one way streets, although only 5 minutes from Bok Tower... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Mogadore, Ohio
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London
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

So, we read the sign, parked the car on the White Line, put it in neutral and......... It rolled backwards as we would have expected with a slope. We tried it a couple of more times and the nothing mysterious happened at all. However, as another reviewer mentioned, it is quite close to the Lake and we enjoyed a walk... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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99 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is one of those things you will either think is dumb, or just cool as hell. Myself I thought it was interesting and really cool.

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Mogadore, Ohio
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Found this place on website listing free things to do. Finding Spook Hill was difficult, not well marked surrounded by one way streets, although only 5 minutes from Bok Tower Gardens. After finding the hill, we did exactly what the sign said to do and that our car would roll up hill, it didn't. I did however like the signage... More 

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Bristol
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27 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We recently visited Spook Hill after a visit to Bok Tower Gardens in the nearby area. I have to say that I didn't get it. We did have fun taking pictures around the sign but only one person in our car say they experienced the feeling that you are supposed to get while driving through this area.

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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a great place to experience the optical illusion of a magnetic hill. Your car will appear to roll uphill when you put it in neutral. Mark this off your list of 100 things to do. It will make you smile and if anyone ever asks if your car can coast uphill, you can say yes!

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Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

A hill and sign indicating the historical significance (??) - I followed directions - nothing. Maybe I missed something ????

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Crystal Beach, Florida
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93 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I heard of the legend but never took the time to check it out -- it was a waste of time except there is a very nice park along the lake. maybe the truck we were in was too heavy? who knows but we rolled backwards, gravity did her thing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Read the legend on the sign before you stop on the white line. The legend is very interesting. A fun little stop when in Lake Wales.

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Winter Haven
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62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It's a cute touristy thing to do. The legend is written on the sign and you read it before you follow the instructions, unfortunately for me I could not get the illusion to work, you are meant to feel like you are rolling up the hill backwards, as there were other cars there waiting to give the hill a go... More 

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Lake Wales, Florida
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13 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Spook Hill is fun to do with the kids, they loved rolling up the hill, to bad as adults we know the truth. It's a cute touristy thing to do while in town.

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