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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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Lodging Near Magnetic Hill

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Quality Inn $74
Quality Inn

Quality Inn

2530 Mountain Rd, Moncton
     
    4.1
    of 5, from 825 reviews
    2.5 out of 5.0

    Situated in the entertainment district, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magnetic Hill, Magnetic Hill Zoo, and Magic Mountain Water Park. Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum and Mapleton Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

    Travelodge Suites Moncton $75
    Travelodge Suites Moncton

    Travelodge Suites Moncton

    2475 Mountain Rd, Moncton
       
      3.9
      of 5, from 906 reviews
      2.5 out of 5.0

      Located in the heart of Moncton, this eco-friendly motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magnetic Hill, Magic Mountain Water Park, and Magnetic Hill Zoo. Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum and Mapleton Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

      Days Inn & Suites Moncton $75
      Days Inn & Suites Moncton

      Days Inn & Suites Moncton

      2515 Mountain Road, Moncton
         
        3.9
        of 5, from 1,025 reviews
        2.5 out of 5.0

        Situated near the boardwalk, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magnetic Hill, Magic Mountain Water Park, and Magnetic Hill Zoo. Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum and Mapleton Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton $100
        Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton

        Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton

        700 Mapleton Road, Moncton
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 693 reviews
          2.5 out of 5.0

          Situated in a rural location, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Mapleton Park and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Moncton Coliseum. Magnetic Hill and Magnetic Hill Zoo are also within 6 mi (10 km).

          Casino New Brunswick $123
          Casino New Brunswick

          Casino New Brunswick

          21 Casino Drive, Moncton
             
            4.5
            of 5, from 632 reviews
            3.5 out of 5.0

            Situated in Moncton, this spa resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magnetic Hill, Magnetic Hill Zoo, and Magic Mountain Water Park. Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum and Mapleton Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            Hotel Moncton $58
            Hotel Moncton

            Hotel Moncton

            2779 Mountain Road, Moncton
               
              3.3
              of 5, from 437 reviews
              3.0 out of 5.0

              Situated in Moncton, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Magnetic Hill and Magic Mountain Water Park. Magnetic Hill Zoo and Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton $92
              Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton

              Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton

              2550 Mountain Road, Moncton
                 
                4.4
                of 5, from 392 reviews
                2.0 out of 5.0

                Situated in Moncton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magnetic Hill, Magnetic Hill Zoo, and Magic Mountain Water Park. Lutz Mountain Heritage Museum and Mapleton Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Four Points by Sheraton Moncton $93
                Four Points by Sheraton Moncton

                Four Points by Sheraton Moncton

                40 Lady Ada Blvd, Moncton
                   
                  4.5
                  of 5, from 861 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Situated in Moncton, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Mapleton Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Moncton Coliseum and TreeGo Moncton. University of Moncton and Acadian Museum are also within 6 mi (10 km).