Altoona WI hotels. Reservations for hotels in Altoona Wisconsin USA. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Camelopard.com. Wisconsin folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Wisconsin attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Altoona Wisconsin hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau and the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun. are internationally renowned hotels.
Monsters, Ghosts, Folklore, Myths, Scary Stories and Legends in Wisconsin
Ghosts and unearthly screams at the haunted, historic and luxurious Retlaw Plaza Hotel in Fond du Lac; the Beast of Bray Road, possibly a a werewolf, seen near Elkhorn; ghostly chldren who haunt the Menominee Casino Resort and hotel in Keshena; the carnivorous, forest dwelling hidebehind, which can conceal itself anywhere (you are safe if you drink beer around the campfire, as the hidebehind loathes the taste of alcohol); the legend of Maiden Rock, one of the sites said to be where the Native American maiden Winona leapt to her death because her father forbade her marriage to the man she loved; the numerous hauntings and psychic phenomena of Manitowoc Place (formerly the Evergreen Inn Hotel) in Manitowoc; a young boy whose spirit haunts the Grand Opera House in Oshkosh, where he died from a fall; and the beings, possibly fairy folk, who live beneath Sinsinawa Mound, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Wisconsin.
The apparition of Adam Bobel (Boebel) seen in Central House, Boscobel, the site of his hotel and where Gideons International was founded; many ghosts in Marquette University, Milwaukee; the spectral lady in a blue hat and the rather shabby male ghost that haunt the American Club Resort in Kohler; the ghost of Mr Pfister, who still walks his phantom dog, in the historic and pet friendly Pfister Hotel, in Milwaukee; tall tales of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe (scholars regard Wisconsin as his true home and the earliest collected stories were probably in "Legends of Paul Bunyan, Lumberjack" published by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters); the mischievious spirit of "Agatha", the cigar smoking ghost of William Karsten, the playful spectre of little Billy Karsten, as well as other hauntings and psychokinetic manifestations, at the Karsten Hotel (The Historic Karsten Inn) in Kewaunee; the fierce, horned and spined Hodag that may dwell in the woods around Rhinelander; and giant, finned serpents, as well as spirits and a powerful manitou, in Devil's Lake (Da-wa-kah-char-gra) where the Ho-Chunk nation still celebrate their spiritual rites, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Wisconsin.
National Forests, State Parks, National Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests and Refuges in Wisconsin
Cylon Wildlife Area; Yellowstone Lake State Park; Sheboygan Marsh Wildlife Area; Natural Bridge State Park; Wolf River Wildlife Area; French Creek Wildlife Area; Buckhorn Wildlife Area; Cylon Marsh Wildlife Area; Lake Wissota State Park; Apostle Islands National Lakeshore; Big Swamp Wildlife Area; Kohler-Andrae State Park with woodlands, dunes and golden beaches; the Kickapoo Valley Reserve; Wildcat Mountain State Park, overlooking the Kickapoo Valley; Harrington Beach State Park; Gravel Island National Wildlife Refuge; Dewey Marsh Wildlife Area; Green Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Greenwood Wildlife Area; Devil's Lake State Park, rich in folklore and named for its Ice Age endorheic (having no outlet) lake; Allenton Marsh Wildlife Area; Augusta Wildlife Area with wildlife such as bears and deer; Wyalusing State Park; Newport State Park, designated as a wilderness; Peninsula State Park; Lake Kegonsa State Park; Richard Bong State Recreation Area; Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge; Van Loon Wildlife Area; the large Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest with wildlife such as beavers and black bears as well as wilderness areas such as Rainbow Lake, Porcupine Lake, Whisker Lake, Blackjack Springs and Headwaters; Rock Island State Park; Avon Bottoms Wildlife Area; Buckhorn State Park; Ackley Wildlife Area with beavers, bears and other wildlife; Menominee River State Park and Recreation Area; Jaeger's Island Wildlife Area; Kickapoo River Wildlife Area; Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee; Killsnake Wildlife Area; Albany Wildlife Area; Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge; Tiffany Wildlife Area; Collins Marsh Wildlife Area; Jefferson Marsh Wildlife Area; Big Bay State Park, on Madeline Island, with its long beach; Waterloo Wildlife Area; Joel Marsh Wildlife Area with game such as deer, black bears and turkeys; Whittlesey Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Straight Lake State Park; Mirror Lake State Park; Copper Falls State Park with its gorge and waterfalls; Columbus Wetland Public Hunting Grounds; Amnicon Falls State Park with its covered bridge and waterfalls; and Jackson Marsh Wildlife Area, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Wisconsin.
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