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Spook Hill, Lake Wales

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Spook Hill is a gravity hill, an optical illusion where cars appear to roll up the spooky hill in Lake Wales, Florida.Spook Hill is located on the Lake Wales Ridge, a geologically significant range of sand and limestone hills, which were islands from two to three million years ago, when sea levels were much higher than at present.The attraction is adjacent to Spook Hill Elementary School that adopted Casper The Friendly Ghost as their school mascot. The attraction is also in close proximity to Bok Tower.Spook Hill received national media attention when an article about it appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal on October 25, 1990, and it was featured in a segment on CBS Morning News with Charles Osgood on November 5, 1990.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Don't drive out of your way to see this but if you're in the area that's the fun especially visiting Bok Tower down the street
  • Neat little stop. Read the sign to learn how to do it. If you go while its raining you can also see the rain flowing in thme wrong direction.
  • A fun spot for the children for both lore and explaining optical illusions.
  • It's a tourist trap and not real check out our proof that it's fake on YouTube under happycouple
  • Really good for kids they will be amaze by the Spook Hill Legend... ❤️

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Where to stay in Lake Wales

From river resorts with a wacky vibe to elegant bed and breakfasts, Lake Wales has an assortment of lodging options. Along the road from Winter Haven to Lake Wales are many large hotel chains that service both towns. Many of these offer last-minute accommodations to travelers along the road.
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