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

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Good for a quick stop before Bok Towers

Spook Hill has an interesting story attached to it. My boyfriend and I stopped here on our way to Bok Towers and did the trick a few times. A cool illusion, but not a must-see... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ohb7
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Tampa, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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86 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Driving east to west and back and forth on State Road 60, I’ve had the opportunity to drive through Lake Wales, Florida, on occasion. When doing so, I’ve frequently stopped at Spook Hill, a popular gravity hill located on a significant range of sand and limestone hills. When parked in neutral “on the white line,” your car will appear to... More 

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Thank 4BillLewis
York, United Kingdom
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626 reviews
264 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by here after visiting Bok Tower Gardens which was amazing by the way. We stopped on the white line waited as it told us to and......we went backwards down the hill as expected. What a waste of time!!

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Thank Ann H
Vero Beach, Florida
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59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard about Spook Hill from friends so we decided to find it and see what the hype was about. While it is an optical illusion, it is still pretty cool. We parked at the line twice to see our car "roll" down the hill. Pretty neat

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Thank hummerf1
Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spook Hill has an interesting story attached to it. My boyfriend and I stopped here on our way to Bok Towers and did the trick a few times. A cool illusion, but not a must-see. I'm sure kids would get a kick out of it though.

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Thank Ohb7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and interesting! We tried it with a big dully truck and a van. Both vehicles rolled right back up hill on their own! Amazing.

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Thank Cheryl W
Windermere, Florida
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332 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is an off-beat "attraction" in Lake Wales. Here's what to expect... 1. Its free, so don't go expecting to pay anything. 2. It takes only a few minutes to "experience" the phenomenon, so don't carve out a whole day (or half a day or an hour or 10 minutes) for this. Maybe go here before or after visiting Bok... More 

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1 Thank Robogator0
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114 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Stop your car, put it in neutral, release the brake, and enjoy the sensation as your car backs up a hill. This is a one-way road so you can not enjoy the other way, which would be better. We also tried parking the vehicle and walking the road but the illusion is better inside the auto.

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Thank 35larryb
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Read the sign at the bottom of the hill, stop on the line and put your car in neutral. And hey presto, you seem to be rolling backwards up a small hill! Quirky optical illusion and a bit of fun!

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Thank jandjmayo2015
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Drove several miles to see this place. We were disappointed to say the least. I would not recommend this to anyone. Save the day and visit Bok Tower. That's a great way to spend the day.

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Thank Joseph Q
Sunny Central Florida
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129 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

First visited as 6 year old w/Grandmother. Returned periodically with my kids and now my Grandkids. As others say, no longer the best part of town. Don't make a trip just to do it, but if in the area go visit, read the sign, park on the line, put the vehicle in neutral and it appears to roll backwards up... More 

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