Austin MN hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Austin Minnesota United States of America. Vacation and travel suggestions by Camelopard. Minnesota national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Minnesota myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Austin Minnesota hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Polana Hotel in Maputo and the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro. are internationally renowned hotels.
State Parks, National Parks, Nature Reserves, State Forests, National Forests and Refuges in Minnesota
Jay Cooke State Park; Split Rock Lighthouse State Park; Chengwatana State Forest; Maplewood State Park; Voyageurs National Park with moose, timber wolves, beavers and black bears; Chippewa National Forest; Itasca State Park, the oldest and largest in Minnesota, with wildlife such as timber wolves; Savanna Portage State Park with gray wolves, moose and black bears; Scenic State Park; Wild River State Park; Big Bog State Recreation Area with moose, black bears and wolves; Judge C R Magney State Park with the mysterious Devil's Kettle waterfall as well as bears, moose and wolves; Banning State Park with bears, beavers and other animals; Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area; Bear Head Lake State Park with beavers, moose, wolves and bears; Blue Mounds State Park with its herd of bison; the huge Superior National Forest with bears, lynx, moose and several hundred wolves; George H Crosby Manitou State Park; Mille Lacs Kathio State Park; Finland State Forest; Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge; Tettegouche State Park with waterfalls, beavers, moose, bears and wolves; Big Fork State Forest; and Fond du Lac State Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Minnesota.
Folklore, Monsters, Myths, Ghosts, Scary Stories and Legends 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?); 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; 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; the mischievious, monkey-like argopelter that throws sticks at people; ghostly footsteps heard on the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis (the poet John Berryman and others have leapt to their deaths from the bridge); Native American stories about the wendigo, a ghoulish, insatiable, man-eating manitou that was sometimes a mutated, cannibalistic human; 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); and the unexplained geological mystery of the Devil's Kettle waterfall and pothole, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Minnesota.
Welcome to the United States. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Anchorage, Juneau, Kansas City, Atlantic City, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Houston, San Francisco, San Diego, Indianapolis, New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Sitka, Santa Fe, Seattle, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Detroit, Phoenix, Miami, Lake Tahoe, Atlanta, Savannah, Honolulu, St Louis, Dallas, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Skagway, Fairbanks, Boston, Fort Lauderdale and Corpus Christi 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 The Adirondacks, the Ozarks, rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, Bryce Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Everglades, Niagara Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rushmore, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Florida Keys, the Appalachians, the wild west town of Tombstone, Yosemite National Park, the California coastline, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Glacier Bay National Park, the Disney resorts, the Grand Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park and the Arctic wilderness of Alaska.
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. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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