Allendale MI hotels. Reservations for hotels in Allendale Michigan United States of America. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Michigan. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Michigan.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Allendale Michigan hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, Claridge's in London, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau and the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai. are internationally renowned hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Michigan
The reconstructed colonial Michilimackinac village in Mackinaw; Mackinac Bridge, one of the longest suspension bridges in the world; the Dutch themed Windmill Island in Holland; the Wurtsmith Aviation Museum in Oscoda; the unspoilt wilderness of Isle Royale National Park and Michigan's large national and state forests and lakeshores; the simple life of low-tech Mackinac Island; the statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe in Ossineke; Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing; the State Capitol in Lansing; the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; and Dinosaur Gardens in Ossineke, are among the attractions of Michigan.
Legends, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Folklore, Monsters and Myths in Michigan
The Melon Heads (melonheads) of Felt Mansion, similar to those of Connecticut and, I believe, the source of the Catskill gnomes legend involving Rip van Winkle and Hendrik Hudson; the slender, man-eating hidebehind, a "fearsome critter" indeed, which can conceal itself behind any tree but which, unlike pink elephants, can be avoided by drinking alcoholic beverages; the spirit of Amelia Earhart, said to haunt the Landmark Inn in Marquette; the ghost of Samuel Graczyk, a lumberman accidentally killed on the day of his wedding, at Deadman's Hill Scenic Overlook in Mackinaw State Forest; paranormal phenomena in the Henry hotel (formerly the Ritz Carlton) in Dearborn; the Dogman, encountered since the nineteenth century; and the stone monster slain by Hiawatha, evidenced by large rocks on the eastern side of Grand Traverse Bay, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Michigan.
Strange occurrences in the Fenton Hotel, Fenton; the werewolves (loups-garous / loup-garous) that plagued Detroit when it was a French community and which might, one day, be reawakened (could a waheela be mistaken for a werewolf - or vice versa?); the phantom woman in the garden of Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey; the ghosts of a man, a woman and a girl in the Blue Pelican Inn (formerly Murphy's Lamplight Inn) in Central Lake; giant, lupine waheelas; tales of giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe (Oscoda is his official home, as the first Paul Bunyan story was published there but Ossineke has statues of Paul and Babe and the claims of other towns are disputed by Manistique, which also has a statue of Paul); and the shampoo using and TV remote hiding ghost that haunts Wayne's Red Apple Restaurant and Inn in Wayne (the spectre is of a man allegedly murdered by a maid because he didn't give her a tip, so GIVE THE MAID A TIP), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Michigan.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Atlanta, New York, Corpus Christi, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, San Diego, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Fairbanks, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Anchorage, Honolulu, Chicago, Phoenix, Houston, Philadelphia, Skagway, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Boston, Savannah, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Detroit, Seattle, Lake Tahoe, Dallas, Washington DC, Minneapolis, Juneau, Miami, Sitka and St Louis 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 Disney resorts, the Everglades, Mount Rushmore, the California coastline, the Ozarks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Adirondacks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, the wild west town of Tombstone, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, rodeos, the Grand Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Bryce Canyon, Route 66, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, Mount Rainier National Park and Niagara Falls.
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. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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