Apple Valley MN hotels. Reservations for hotels in Apple Valley Minnesota United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Minnesota. Minnesota scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Apple Valley Minnesota hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Savoy Hotel in London and the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Minnesota
Historic Fort Snelling; the Munsinger Clemens Gardens, St Cloud; Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium in the Mall of America, Bloomington; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St Paul; Nickelodeon Universe, an indoor amusement park in the Mall of America, Bloomington; the almost pristine expanse of Superior National Forest; the International Wolf Center, Ely; the many attractions and shops of the Mall of America, in Bloomington; the natural paradise of Voyageurs National Park; Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge; the Cathedral of Saint Paul; Pipestone National Monument, where the cliffs are still quarried, for their spiritually important pipe clay, by Native Americans; the scenery of the North Shore Drive with many views including the Split Rock Lighthouse; and the city of Minneapolis, are among the attractions of Minnesota.
Myths, Monsters, Legends, Folklore, Ghosts and Scary Stories 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?); 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); 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 mischievious, monkey-like argopelter that throws sticks at people; 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; 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.
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. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Philadelphia, New Orleans, Sacramento, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Skagway, Miami, Houston, San Diego, Atlanta, Savannah, Boston, Chicago, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Washington DC, San Francisco, Sitka, Minneapolis, Dallas, Indianapolis, Santa Fe, Seattle, Corpus Christi, Fairbanks, New York, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Juneau, Anchorage, Atlantic City, St Louis, Salt Lake City, Detroit and Honolulu 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 Yosemite National Park, the Florida Keys, Yellowstone National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Ozarks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the California coastline, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Appalachians, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rainier National Park, Niagara Falls, Bryce Canyon, the Adirondacks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Everglades, rodeos and Route 66.
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. Camelopard.com hopes that you find its travel advice and anecdotes helpful or amusing.
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