Lake Wales, Florida: Spook Hill

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Address:
N. Wales Drive, Lake Wales, FL
Directions:
The sign marking the start point of Spook Hill is on the east side of N. Wales Drive/5th St. about a quarter-mile south of Hwy 17/Burns Ave.
Hours:
Public road. Hazard flashers recommended. Use at your own risk.
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Spook Hill
Well-known gravity hill, prominently marked for your uphill-rolling entertainment. Roadsideamerica.com Report...
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Spook Hill Monument. Spook Hill

A new interactive monument is being created for Spook Hill in Lake Wales. James R. Hahn, the original muralist for the Cabbage Patch Kids, recently got official approval for a 12-foot-tall monument with associated virtual and augmented reality features. It will depict the long-standing Native American legend of an Indian chief, fighting a huge alligator, which "magically" skewed nature and gravity around the famous hill. The monument is planned as a fun, commemorative addition to help spotlight Spook Hill.

[Hugh Liddle, 12/29/2012]
Spook Hill road and sign. Spook Hill

The wife and I went to check out Spook Hill for ourselves. The [gravity] effect was lost on us both. The hill looks a lot steeper when you're standing at the sign than it does in the picture.

It was a busy Sunday at the attraction, as we had to wait in a small line to take a turn. I think this may have attributed to our lack of perceiving the effect. Feeling a bit rushed, I don't think we had the time to really take in the surroundings and get the right perspective.

Surprisingly, the pictures give me the feeling that you're looking down and not up a hill.

[Terry Lamrouex, 03/26/2008]

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