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

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Nice little side trip

Spook Hill is located in Lake Wales, FL down a side road and off the beaten path. If you have the time, experience the fun of sitting in your car and going seemingly going uphill... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra M
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Kankakee< IL, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had never heard of this until we drove by..drive it a few times and have fun! We thought we were going to roll forward but rolled backward instead.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You've got to try it it is great, you want believe it, you and the kids will be talking for months to come.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spook Hill is one of the things that help define Lake Wales. For years, countless vehicles have lined up at the bottom of Spook Hill and watched in wonder as they rolled back "up hill." A good place for all ages, especially children. Don't try to analyze the phenomenon, just enjoy!

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Kankakee< IL, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spook Hill is located in Lake Wales, FL down a side road and off the beaten path. If you have the time, experience the fun of sitting in your car and going seemingly going uphill while in neutral. It's fun!!

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Thank Sandra M
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Tourist information recommended we take a detour here on the way to Bok Tower, we actually went on the way back. It might be a little bit silly but it feels real and like it really does go uphill, definitely worth a visit if you are in the area!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

My husband's Grandfather spent his whole life in Lake Wales and always talked of Spook Hill, so we went to visit! It truly is a must see if you are in Lake Wales!!

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Thank Crystal W
Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I'm not sure why this place is even on the maps of places to go. Wanted something to do so we took a trip to Spook Hill. As we got there we waited in line, yes in line..lol There is nothing spooky about this place. Driving up to the white line and letting your car roll backwards in neutral is... More 

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Sebring, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Very puzzling attraction. The car is set in neutral at the bottom of two hills. The vehicle appears to backup the hill . My 12 year old granddaughter said "I'm confused", each of the three times we did this experiment. A puzzling phenomena indeed. If you venture near Lake Wales, Florida, it will be worth the extra few minutes off... More 

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Pomona, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We went here with my brother and sister in law who have been here before. They said the car went faster then before which made it more spookier. We did it several times and then turned the car around and did it again. Still worked which was strange..This is really cool how can your car go uphill in neutral is... More 

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Thank BKollman
Lake Wales, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

A hill that you go down in your car and is supposed to be an optical illusion where it looks like you are going up instead of down the hill. Did not spook me out and did not play tricks with my mind. Very small hill and a waste of a minute or two.

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