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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Blue Springs Missouri hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong and Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

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

    The Spook Light of the Devil's Promenade, near Joplin (is it a lantern held by a ghostly miner or headless Native American, or is it the spectral light of Native American lovers who died in a lover's pact?); the large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; the ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); the tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; the flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; the phantom of a weeping Native American woman who, on moonlit nights, repeats her death jump from a cliff in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park (Creve Coeur Park), in St Louis County, where she tried to join her late husband in the spirit world; and the gold mine in the Ozarks, eighteen miles south west of the town of Galena, which is guarded by the skeletal ghosts of seven Spanish miners, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.

    Hauntings of the historic Savoy Hotel and Grill in Kansas City, including that of Betsy Ward who, in the nineteenth century, died in her bath in room 505, as well as the spectre of Fred Lightner and, on the fourth floor, a little girl in Victorian dress, not to mention the strange behaviour of the elevator, which sometimes avoids the fourth floor and sometimes refuses to leave it; strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; the ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; the Osage Native American ghostly wedding ceremony that is sometimes heard and occasionally seen, in the Bridal Cave of Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton; the almost innumerable traditions, magical spells and superstitions of the Ozarks, some of which are recorded in Harold Bell Wright's novel The Shepherd of the Hills and in the John Wayne movie of the same name (though a rather different plot); the pteradactyl of Altamont; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; and how the Great Spirit created the Mina Sauk waterfall, in Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, to wash away the blood of the Piankashaw maiden, Mina Sauk, who jumped to her death to follow her Osage lover, who had been thrown over the cliff on the orders of her father, Taum Sauk, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.

    National Forests, National Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks and Refuges in Missouri

    Elephant Rocks State Park; Great River National Wildlife Refuge; Dark Cypress Swamp Wildlife Area; Johnson's Shut-ins State Park; Pony Express Wildlife Area; the swamps and wildlife of the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge; Big Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area; Lake of the Ozarks State Park; Hornersville Swamp Wildlife Area; Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Bonanza Wildlife Area; Cuivre River State Park; Cardareva State Forest; Little Lost Creek State Forest; Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, site of the Mina Sauk waterfall and its legend; Meramec State Park with its hardwood forests and its system of limestone and dolomite caves; Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Big Sugar Creek State Park; Wah-Sha-She Prairie Wildlife Area; St Joe State Park; Mark Twain National Forest; Ha Ha Tonka State Park with its ruined castle; Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge; Daniel Boone Memorial State Forest; Turkey Creek Wildlife Area; and Sam A Baker State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Missouri.


    America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Phoenix, Juneau, Sacramento, Chicago, Fairbanks, Skagway, San Diego, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Miami, Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, New York, Anchorage, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Houston, Washington DC, Savannah, Detroit, San Francisco, Corpus Christi, St Louis, Sitka, Albuquerque, Dallas, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale, Seattle, Santa Fe and Indianapolis. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yosemite National Park, the Appalachians, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Niagara Falls, the Everglades, Bryce Canyon, the Disney resorts, Route 66, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rainier National Park, the Florida Keys, the Ozarks, the Adirondacks, rodeos, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Grand Canyon, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta and Glacier Bay National Park are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. We hope that you found today's Camelopard tip useful.

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