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Alexandria MN hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Alexandria Minnesota United States of America. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Minnesota. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Minnesota.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Alexandria Minnesota hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

    Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Minnesota

    Brown creepers, Blackburnian warblers, beavers, veeries, red-eyed vireos, reintroduced bison, red squirrels, red foxes, meadow voles, herring gulls, black bears, broad-winged hawks, muskrats, great blue herons, masked shrews, golden-crowned kinglets, fishers, magnolia warblers, least chipmunks, common loons, trumpeter swans, red-tailed hawks, ruffed grouse, river otters, Eastern chipmunks, bald eagles, red crossbills, raccoons, ovenbirds, wood turtles, black-throated green warblers, white-throated sparrows, spotted sandpipers, weasels, red-breasted nuthatches, hummingbirds, southern red-backed voles, gray jays, common mergansers, skunks, coyotes, peregrine falcons, American kestrels, Eastern wood pewees, ospreys, moose, boreal chickadees, least flycatchers, common ravens, sandhill cranes, turkey vultures (also called turkey buzzards), American martens, wild turkeys, hermit thrushes, great horned owls, sharp-tail grouse, black-capped chickadees, snowshoe hares, yellow-rumped warblers, minks, timber rattlesnakes, white-tailed deer, pine grosbeaks, Northern flying squirrels, Canadian lynx, gray wolves (timber wolves), Blanding's turtles, barred owls and winter wrens are among the wild animals of Minnesota.

    Myths, Folklore, Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends and Ghosts 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?); 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; Native American stories about the wendigo, a ghoulish, insatiable, man-eating manitou that was sometimes a mutated, cannibalistic human; the mischievious, monkey-like argopelter that throws sticks at people; 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; 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); the unexplained geological mystery of the Devil's Kettle waterfall and pothole; and ghostly footsteps heard on the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis (the poet John Berryman and others have leapt to their deaths from the bridge), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Minnesota.


    America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Honolulu, Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Philadelphia, Boston, Las Vegas, Juneau, Indianapolis, Detroit, Miami, San Francisco, San Diego, Atlanta, Fairbanks, Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Washington DC, New York, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Anchorage, Kansas City, Sitka, Seattle, Savannah, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, Atlantic City, Skagway, St Louis and New Orleans are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Ozarks, the Everglades, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Okefenokee Swamp, Bryce Canyon, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, the California coastline, Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, rodeos, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Appalachians, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rainier National Park and the Disney resorts.

    The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies.

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