Annandale VA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Annandale Virginia United States of America. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Virginia attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Ghosts, hauntings, monsters, folklore, cryptozoology, myths and legends of Virginia.
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Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Virginia
The Richmond Canal Walk; Arlington National Cemetery; Manassas National Battlefield Park; the Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark; Busch Gardens amusement park; the many attractions of Virginia Beach, including the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson; Mount Vernon, the Palladian home of George and Martha Washington; the historic Woodlawn Plantation; the scenic wildernesses of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains; Shenandoah National Park with its famous Skyline Drive; Colonial Williamsburg; Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond; and historic Lexington, are among the attractions of Virginia.
Ghosts, Monsters, Myths, Scary Stories, Folklore and Legends in Virginia
Spooky tales of the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, haunted by ghostly foosteps and two Confederate soldiers who sit and converse under a tree; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; the creation, by the Great Spirit, of the Natural Bridge over Cedar Creek, Rockbridge County, for the benefit of the Monacan tribe (their women and children escaped across the bridge while their menfolk were able to defend the narrow path from a larger number of Powhatan warriors); the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; spirits of the historic and very haunted Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, including a phantom cat and a spectral former employee who tells people that there are ghosts on the higher floors; and George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
Spooky goings on in the Martha Washington Inn and Spa, Abingdon, including Civil War bloodstains appearing on new carpets and a phantom woman seeking her lover; the hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; hauntings of Woodlawn Plantation, Mount Vernon, including the beautiful and fragrant ghost of Eleanor "Nelly" Custis (near the boxwood trees) and the well in the gift shop that may be a portal to another world; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; mysteries of the Great Dismal Swamp, including a spectral raft with two occupants, illuminated by a bottle of fireflies, on Lake Drummond (the occupants are the ghosts of a man who went mad with grief and that of his lover, whose spirit the man desperately sought in the swamp); and the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
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. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Salt Lake City, Sitka, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Fairbanks, Sacramento, Detroit, Seattle, Phoenix, Chicago, Washington DC, Skagway, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Miami, San Francisco, New Orleans, San Diego, Santa Fe, Savannah, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, Anchorage, Juneau, New York, Philadelphia, Corpus Christi, Albuquerque, Honolulu, Atlanta, St Louis, Houston and Dallas. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, Yellowstone National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Appalachians, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, Bryce Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, rodeos, Yosemite National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rushmore, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, Route 66, the Ozarks, the Okefenokee Swamp and Glacier Bay National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Good luck on your travels.
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