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Up the down staircase in real life

Enjoyable illusion. Watch your vehicle appear to roll UP the hill in Lake Wales. An added enjoyment... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Tim H
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Hobe Sound, Florida
It’s physics... not a haunting

I love spooky attractions and ghost hunting, but this hill is just physics. You go down a hill... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily R
via mobile
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Cars will coast uphill at this mysterious site.
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  • Poor14%
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyable illusion. Watch your vehicle appear to roll UP the hill in Lake Wales. An added enjoyment to a trip to Lake Wales and Bok Gardens

Thank Tim H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love spooky attractions and ghost hunting, but this hill is just physics. You go down a hill, stop and read the sign. Following directions, you drive forward to the white line, which puts your car on a slight incline. You put your car in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really fun to do. You park your car at the bottom of the hill, put it in neutral, let off the brake and the car rolls back up the hill. I know it is some sort of optical illusion but it is hard...More

Thank dplace2016
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Skip this one. I was expecting an optical illusion. Didn’t get one. It won’t take much time to find out for yourself but you won’t find much.

Thank Morris N
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we drove there out of curiosity. We did not see the optical illusion. There is a white line a bit uphill and when you put the gears into neutral standing 9n that white line the car rolls backwards down the...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

The concept of Spook Hill is interesting, but my rental car did not prove it to be true. Maybe a different will have a different story.

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Something if an optical illusion, but worth the stop. Best viewed by having someone do the roll while you stand along the roadside and take video and stills.

Thank YNPChristmasBray
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We drove an hour to see this and not worth it. We certainly did not see the optical illusion. Waste of time.

Thank Bumby2015
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

When we went 40 years ago it was kind of cool. Since that time they have allowed a couple of housing developments on either side of the road and the optical illusion has suffered a bit.

Thank FloridaMeister
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We love anything spooky but we could not understand any of the fuss and what the place is about it seemed of you stopped at a certain place you would experience moving backwards going up hill, might have been Car we were in but seemed...More

Thank EAN44
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