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Magnetic Hill

For years this hill has amazed visitors for an experience that seems to defy gravity. Sit in your car and marvel at how it appears to be pulled uphill. 

Be astounded by the gravity-defying pull of Magnetic Hill, which appears to draw cars uphill. After experiencing this curious phenomenon, check out the hill’s other attractions, including a zoo and a waterpark.

Rumors about the gravitational effect first circulated in the 19th century and it has been astounding tourists for many years. To experience the spectacle for yourself, park at the bottom of the hill and leave your car in neutral. Take the brake off and watch as your vehicle appears to travel up the hill all on its own.

Some believe it is magic, others that there is some kind of magnetic force in the ground. The truth is less romantic. What you are experiencing is an optical illusion not something that is against the laws of physics. The horizon is obscured which alters perspective and hides the fact that you are actually going downhill. 

There is more to do on the hill once your car has appeared to roll upwards. Step back in time at Wharf Village, a reconstruction of a traditional maritime fishing town. Browse the gift shops and visit the ice cream parlor and fudge factory.

Enjoy hours of excitement at Magic Mountain, a waterpark with pool, body slides and high-speed chutes such as Kamikaze and Torpedo. There is also a mini-golf course and lots of rides and attractions for very young children.

Spend some time at Magnetic Hill Zoo and see more than 600 animals, including jaguars, lions and lemurs. 

Magnetic Hill is situated in the north of Moncton, about a 15-minute drive from the downtown area.


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Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton CA $99
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton

2515 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Moncton, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill. Magnetic Hill Zoo and Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

    Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton CA $129
    Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton

    Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton

    700 Mapleton Road, Moncton, NB
       
      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Mapleton Park and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Moncton Coliseum. Magnetic Hill and University of Moncton are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Comfort Inn Magnetic Hill CA $99
      Comfort Inn Magnetic Hill

      Comfort Inn Magnetic Hill

      2495 Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Moncton, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill. Magnetic Hill Zoo and Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

        Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton CA $98
        Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton

        Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton

        2550 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
           
          2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Moncton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill. Magnetic Hill Zoo and Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Casino New Brunswick
          Casino New Brunswick

          Casino New Brunswick

          21 Casino Drive, Moncton, NB
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Moncton, this luxury resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill. Magnetic Hill Zoo and Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Hotel Moncton CA $72
            Hotel Moncton

            Hotel Moncton

            2779 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Moncton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill. Magnetic Hill Zoo and Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).

              Quality Inn CA $94
              Quality Inn

              Quality Inn

              2530 Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the entertainment district, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill. Magnetic Hill Zoo and Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                Magnetic Hill Winery & B&B CA $119
                Magnetic Hill Winery & B&B

                Magnetic Hill Winery & B&B

                860 Front Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in Moncton, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum and Magnetic Hill. Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill Zoo are also within 1 mile (2 km).