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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Athens Georgia hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar and the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Georgia
Atlanta's Fox Theater; Broxton Rocks; Margaret Mitchell House and Museum in Atlanta; Zoo Atlanta; Callaway Gardens; Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, the largest in the world; the Gone With the Wind Museum in Marietta; the Bavarian architecture and festivals of Alpine Helen; Pebble Hill Plantation; historic Madison, which even General Sherman could not bear to burn; Stone Mountain Park with attractions such as giant carvings of American presidents; Warm Springs; the Ohoopee Sand Dunes; Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta; the World of Coca Cola in Atlanta; the Martin Luther King Jr National Historic Site; and the cobbled streets and colonial architecture of Savannah Historic District, are among the attractions of Georgia.
Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends, Ghosts, Myths and Folklore in Georgia
The pillar on Broad Street, Augusta, to which slaves were once chained and which causes the death of anyone who attempts to remove it; the Natchez princess Nacoochee, who killed herself for love and who is said to be interred with her paramour in the eponymous Nacoochee Mound; The velociraptor-like Georgia Raptor; the phantom of Edwin Booth, brother of Abraham Lincoln's asassin, in Springer Opera House, Columbus; the revellers of Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, who do not realise that the plantation house burned down long ago; the female spectre of the town square, Savannah, who sometimes follows people around (she is seeking her baby who was born just before the woman was hanged for murder); the headless horseman of Whitmire in Hall County, sometimes heard rather than seen, who rides straight at his victims before disappearing; and the spectres of Confederate officers and their ladies who still promenade on the River Walk, Augusta, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Georgia.
The many hauntings (some in animal form) of Towns County, where the Hiwassee (Hiawassee) River forms on Rocky Mountain; a stream that rejuvenates all who bathe in it (is its source the Fountain of Youth in Florida?); the elderly woman whose ghost haunts the grand, antebellum Hay House in Macon; Altamaha-ha, the green sea serpent that haunts the area near the Altamaha River estuary; the strange phenomena in John W Woolfolk House (Colonial Apartments), sometimes called The House of a Thousand Cadavers, in Columbus (the house contains private dwellings so do not be a nuisance); a cave, near the source of the Hiwassee River, containing many human skulls whose former owners haunted a farmer, who had foolishly removed them, until he wisely put them back; the vengeful old woman who at night led several unsuspecting Native Americans to their doom at Toccoa Falls; and the statue of little Gracie Watson in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, which is said to weep blood if anyone steals the presents which are sometimes left on her grave, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Georgia.
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