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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Advance North Carolina hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi and the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in North Carolina
Mingo Falls near Cherokee; Bald Head Island; Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee; Charlotte, the state's biggest city; the Great Smoky Mountains; Sunset Beach; Durham; Raleigh, the state capital; Wilmington and Cape Fear; the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills near Kitty Hawk; Winston-Salem; the North Carolina Zoo; Greensboro; Ocean Isle Beach; the Whalehead Club, a former hunting lodge in the Outer Banks, which now houses a museum in its art nouveau building; and Currituck Beach Light, a working lighthouse in Corolla Village, are among the attractions of North Carolina.
Legends, Scary Stories, Myths, Folklore, Monsters and Ghosts in North Carolina
The fierce phantom hound of Valle Crucis; the headless ghost of Blackbeard the pirate who swims at Teach's Hole, Ocracoke Island; the pre-Columbian white tribe, descendants of Jonah, who inhabited the land near Looking Glass Rock; the spirits of appropriately named Cape Fear, including Confederate General William Whiting in Fort Fisher, south of Wilmington; Boojum of Eaglenest Mountain (Eagle Nest Mountain), a sasquatch said to guard a treasure of gemstones and presumably named after Lewis Carroll's snark; Devil's Courthouse (sometimes Court House) near Brevard, where Cherokee legend asserts that Satan sits in judgment; the ghost of conductor Joe Baldwin, killed by a train, whose lantern light may still be seen at Maco; the musical water sprite in the pools of the French Broad River, east of Asheville, who dooms those it lures, not indifferently like the lorelei but with the deliberate malevolence of a siren; the phantom, filmed in 1967, seen in Wilmington's Price-Gause House; and the angelic warriors who battled on winged horses at Chimney Rock, confirming the truth of the War in Heaven, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of North Carolina.
The two men and a woman, spectres, who still haunt the Thalian Hall theater in Wilmington; the feline, vampiristic Beast of Bladenboro; the well documented but mysterious Brown Mountain lights, believed by some to be connected with UFOs and alien abductions; the Cameron Village Sewer Blob, also known as the Poop Monster; the face that appears if you gaze into a spring of the Great Balsam Mountains, which may not be your own but the hideous visage of a Cherokee woman, cursed by a manitou because of her flirtatiousness; the mischievious Pink Lady of Grove Park Inn, Asheville, who is a spirit but not a gin cocktail; the burning ghost ship seen near Ocracoke Island, a spectral reminder that a ship's crew murdered their passengers for gold and then destroyed the evidence; the Black Eyed Kid of Triangle Town Center in Raleigh; the duellist and the lady whose spirits haunt the New Hanover County Library in Wilmington; and not Dracula but Jutaculla (Judaculla), a slant-eyed giant that dwells in the caves of Devil's Courthouse and/or Tanasee Bald (Tannasee Bald) in the appropriately named Transylvania County (Tanasee Bald extends into Haywood County, where the bigfoot-like Boojum prowls), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in North Carolina.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. How well can you know the USA? Try visiting Seattle, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City, Albuquerque, Skagway, Atlantic City, Fort Lauderdale, Fairbanks, Detroit, Houston, Philadelphia, Miami, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, New Orleans, Sitka, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Dallas, Juneau, St Louis, Chicago, San Diego, New York, Savannah, Phoenix, Corpus Christi, Honolulu, Anchorage, Kansas City, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston and Santa Fe. Nobody can see every part of the United States of America but those cities are probably the ones that nearly everybody on earth has heard of. The plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, the Adirondacks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Appalachians, Glacier Bay National Park, Route 66, the Grand Canyon, the Florida Keys, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Disney resorts, the California coastline, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Ozarks, Bryce Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, rodeos, the Everglades, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Niagara Falls, Yosemite National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp and Mount Rainier National Park are also iconic sights and destinations.
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