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Spook Hill

The mystery of Spook Hill has fascinated generations. Cars parked at the bottom of the hill will defy gravity and seemingly roll uphill. This is a public road, so visit anytime.

Lake Wales is known for its citrus groves, charming downtown, and iconic Singing Tower; however, the “Crown Jewel of the Ridge” also has an eerie side.

Get Your Chills on Spook Hill!

What would you say if I told you your car could defy gravity, and roll up hill all by itself? Well, it can at Spook Hill! The Hill in Lake Wales, Florida is a magnetic hill or “gravity hill.” Gravity hills can be found all over the world, and continue to spur folklore and curiosity as cars appear to roll up hill when placed in neutral. Not only is Spook Hill one of the country’s oldest known gravity hills, it is also the only known magnetic hill in the state of Florida. In April of 2019, Spook Hill was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Learn about the Legend

Want to learn more about the spookiness behind Spook Hill? Read all about the legend of this must-see Lake Wales historic stop that has fascinated many for generations.

Visiting Lake Wales

This unique, fun and free activity is a perfect addition to your next visit to Bok Tower Gardens and the Lake Wales History Museum. Whether it’s otherworldly forces at work, or an optical illusion – Spook Hill is a fun activity I know you’ll be dying to try on your next visit to Lake Wales!

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