Afton MN hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Afton Minnesota USA. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Minnesota. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Minnesota.
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Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Minnesota
The Cathedral of Saint Paul; historic Fort Snelling; the International Wolf Center, Ely; the Munsinger Clemens Gardens, St Cloud; the many attractions and shops of the Mall of America, in Bloomington; Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium in the Mall of America, Bloomington; Pipestone National Monument, where the cliffs are still quarried, for their spiritually important pipe clay, by Native Americans; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St Paul; Nickelodeon Universe, an indoor amusement park in the Mall of America, Bloomington; the city of Minneapolis; the scenery of the North Shore Drive with many views including the Split Rock Lighthouse; the almost pristine expanse of Superior National Forest; the natural paradise of Voyageurs National Park; and Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge, are among the attractions of Minnesota.
Scary Stories, Legends, Ghosts, Folklore, Myths and Monsters in Minnesota
The story of Winona, who leapt to her death near the town named after her (it was once called Keoxa) because her father would not let her marry the man she loved (are all Winonas unlucky in love?); tales of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan, whose statue in Brainerd is animated (there are also statues of Paul and his blue ox Babe in Bemidji); Native American stories about the wendigo, a ghoulish, insatiable, man-eating manitou that was sometimes a mutated, cannibalistic human; the unexplained geological mystery of the Devil's Kettle waterfall and pothole; ghostly footsteps heard on the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis (the poet John Berryman and others have leapt to their deaths from the bridge); the sad tale of Wenonah (also spelled Winonah, Wynonah or Winona and meaning first-born), who used a knife to take her own life near Fort Snelling when, prompted by an envious woman, a jealous suitor falsely condemned her during the Feast of the Virgins; the mischievious, monkey-like argopelter that throws sticks at people; and the spiritual significance of the pipestone quarries in Pipestone National Monument, where the clay is stained reddish by the blood of bison (buffalo) eaten by the Great Spirit, where the first man and woman were created from the clay, where thunderbirds nest and where, beneath granite boulders, the spirits of two Native American shaman women called Tsomecostee and Tsomecostewondee dwell and may still be consulted by those who go there for their pipe clay, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Minnesota.
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