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Athens TN hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Athens Tennessee USA. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Tennessee. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Tennessee.

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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Athens Tennessee hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau and Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

    Folklore, Legends, Monsters, Scary Stories, Ghosts and Myths in Tennessee

    The ghosts of Opryland, including a woman in black mourning weeds and the shade of Hank Williams; the phantom slaves sometimes seen on the verandah of The Hermitage near Nashville, once the home of "the people's president", Andrew Jackson; the ill-omened bleeding horse of the Great Smoky Mountains; the death song of a Cherokee maiden and her white lover, that is still sometimes heard near Chattanooga, at Walden Ridge (Wallen's Ridge) above the Tennessee River (the pair leapt to their deaths because her father forbade their marriage); and rumours that Elvis is alive and well, although somewhat older (even though his ghost has allegedly been seen in a number of places, including his Graceland mansion in Memphis), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Tennessee.

    The treasure of Cumberland Heights, guarded by invisible and deadly hands; the black ghost dog and the headless bull, both harbingers of doom, that terrorise the Chatata Valley; the phantom white stag of the Sequatchie Valley; tales of Casey Jones and his locomotive, the Cannonball Express (Jones was actually a real hero who died in a collision in Mississippi - his home is still preserved in Jackson); the Tennessee Troll seen in Campbell county (if you don't see a real one, you can buy a hand-crafted souvenir from A Troll in the Park, in Gatlinburg, Sevier county); and the famous Bell Witch poltergeist haunting in the community of Adams, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Tennessee.

    Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Tennessee

    The American Museum of Science and Energy at Oak Ridge, where the National Laboratory produced enriched uranium for atomic bombs of the Manhattan Project; Great Smoky Mountains National Park with its amazing scenery and wildlife; the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville; President Andrew Jackson's former home, The Hermitage; the King's former mansion, Graceland, in Memphis; Dolly Parton's Dollywood in Pigeon Forge; Ober Gatlinburg amusement park and ski resort; the Lost Sea caves in Sweetwater; Stones River National Cemetery; Shiloh National Military Park; Lookout Mountain at Chattanooga; WC Handy's House in Memphis; Casey Jones Village in Jackson, commemorating the almost legendary railroad hero; Beale Street in Memphis; the Titanic Museum, with many objects related to the disaster, in Pigeon Forge; the Parthenon in Nashville's Centennial Park; Sun Studio in Memphis; the amazing underground Ruby Falls, Chattanooga; Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park; Point Park Battlefield; the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville; Fort Donelson National Battlefield; Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, in Gatlinburg; the Museum of Appalachia in Clinton; the Sunsphere Tower in Knoxville; riding a steam train on the Tennessee Valley Railroad; and the Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum, are among the attractions of Tennessee.


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