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

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Spooky??? NOT!!! Something interesting to try!

Well, nothing real exciting, but it was kind of neat driving your car up to the line putting it in neutral and watching it roll! Optical illusion......Did it about 5 plus times... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Karen H
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Trout Run, Pennsylvania
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Miami, Florida
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95 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped at Spook Hill on our way to the Bok Tower Gardens. I had seen this many times on various TV programs. Sorry to say, I don't get it. You are supposed to stop your car at the line painted across the road, put it in neutral and the car will start rolling backwards. Of course it will......while not... More 

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Thank bob b
Georgetown, IL
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59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheesy, enough said. Nothing here but a line on the road. You put your car in reverse and it rolls down the hill backwards therefore up the hill backwards

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Thank sailorwife23320
Trout Run, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well, nothing real exciting, but it was kind of neat driving your car up to the line putting it in neutral and watching it roll! Optical illusion......Did it about 5 plus times. Would I visit it again......for sure!

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Thank Karen H
Lake Wales, Florida
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54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

fun to do with kids and grands-- you can do in any weather, or season-- just need your car-- free for everyone

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Thank barbiewalker72
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife really likes weird and spooky things. I had heard of this place some years back and even saw a story on it on TV so we went to check it out. It really depends where you stand as to whether it looks up or down. It was fun and free so why not come see for yourself. While... More 

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Thank Reacher13
Kissimmee, Florida
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't do anything for us, some people say it works, but I'm not buying it, your car is supposed to roll up hill, NOT

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Thank Cindy W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It will really be a brain thumper for the kids to try to figure this out. It took me till a teen to figure it out. You have to look at the hills around you to get it. Fun trying to figure it out though.

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Thank Kat G
BARTOW, Florida
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't waste your time at this fake attraction. I wish I could rate this a negative one. Kind of sketchy part of town, as is most of Lake Wales. Lots of murders and robberies in this town.

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Thank Pappy_NC
Plant City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tale is interesting, but we did not roll up the hill. Teenagers laughed and thought it was a waste of time.

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Colorado
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29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Hard to find this spot. GPS did not find this location but did get us enough to wander till we found signs. Tried to get car to roll up hill but we just rolled backwards. No illusion here. Guess the spooks have moved on.

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