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An Unexplained Mystery

Polo Magnetico is located about a 15 minute drive from the town of Polo, Barahona. You can put your... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Mantaclause23
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Barahona Province, Dominican Republic
Fine if passing

Not worth a special trip. I was stopping in Polo. They have a slip-road where you can stop, go into... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
GlynCarre
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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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Legend has it that at this mysterious site objects, including parked cars, appear to roll uphill.
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  • Poor5%
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Polo Magnetico is located about a 15 minute drive from the town of Polo, Barahona. You can put your vehicle in neutral and watch it move uphill. It's a pretty wild site to see. Nobody seems to be there on weekdays, but there are usually...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Not worth a special trip. I was stopping in Polo. They have a slip-road where you can stop, go into neutral and roll up hill. So it seems. I cannot explain it!

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Drive towards the village Polo. You'll pass a sign saying "Polo Magnetico". There's really not much out here than this attraction and it's fun to see the car being pulled up at the end of the road about 2 meters when you put the car...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017

You have to be there yourself to experience that! You feel betrayed by your own senses. It is accesible to any car and it is in the way to/from Polo.

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

Everything goes uphill !!!!! At least that is what it seems, which strange forces are behind this,? Just stop the car at the bottom of the hill and and you will see that he drives uphill without engine! Optical ilusion ? Possible, as all the...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2012

I went on the hill with a van full of people, vegetables and farm animals. The driver turned off the engine and we all went uphill. If it was an optical illusion then it fooled about 15 people--not to mention the vegetables and farm animals.--ha-ha...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2002

When i went to the Dominican Republic last winter, we hired a cab for a day to take us around a part of the island. One of the things we visited was 'Polo Magnetico', this is a road in the middle of nowhere, where things...More

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