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Bloomington MN hotels. Search for hotels in Bloomington Minnesota United States of America. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Minnesota. Minnesota national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Camelopard travel tips and hints.

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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Bloomington Minnesota hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Queen Mary in Long Beach and the Chelsea Hotel in New York. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

    Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Minnesota

    The scenery of the North Shore Drive with many views including the Split Rock Lighthouse; Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium in the Mall of America, Bloomington; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St Paul; the Munsinger Clemens Gardens, St Cloud; the International Wolf Center, Ely; Pipestone National Monument, where the cliffs are still quarried, for their spiritually important pipe clay, by Native Americans; the almost pristine expanse of Superior National Forest; historic Fort Snelling; the Cathedral of Saint Paul; Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge; the many attractions and shops of the Mall of America, in Bloomington; the natural paradise of Voyageurs National Park; the city of Minneapolis; and Nickelodeon Universe, an indoor amusement park in the Mall of America, Bloomington, are among the attractions of Minnesota.

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

    The mischievious, monkey-like argopelter that throws sticks at people; 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 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; 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); and the unexplained geological mystery of the Devil's Kettle waterfall and pothole, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Minnesota.


    You cannot claim to have seen the world unless you have travelled in the USA. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Fairbanks, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Miami, Honolulu, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, New York, Juneau, Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Houston, Sitka, Seattle, San Francisco, Skagway, Detroit, San Diego, Santa Fe, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Albuquerque, New Orleans, Savannah, Dallas, Boston, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, St Louis, Corpus Christi and Anchorage you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The Appalachians, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the California coastline, Mount Rainier National Park, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Route 66, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yellowstone National Park, the Disney resorts, the Ozarks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rushmore, the Florida Keys, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, the Everglades, the Adirondacks, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Niagara Falls and Glacier Bay National Park. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Good luck on your travels.

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