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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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Hotel Moncton CA $70
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).

    Casino New Brunswick CA $108
    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).

      Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton CA $94
      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).

        Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton CA $89
        Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton

        Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton

        2475 Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Moncton, this eco-friendly motel 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 $109
          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).

            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).

              Chateau Moncton Trademark Collection by Wyndham CA $108
              Chateau Moncton Trademark Collection by Wyndham

              Chateau Moncton Trademark Collection by Wyndham

              100 Main St, Moncton, NB
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Moncton, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dieppe City Hall, Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre and Avenir Centre. University of Moncton and Rotary Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

                Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton CA $116
                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 in a rural location, 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).