Centreville VA hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Centreville Virginia United States of America. Camelopard's wisdom for travellers. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Virginia. Virginia myths, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends and ghosts.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Centreville Virginia hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, Claridge's in London, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Ghosts, Myths, Monsters, Folklore, Scary Stories and Legends in Virginia
Card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School; the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; and the creation, by the Great Spirit, of the Natural Bridge over Cedar Creek, Rockbridge County, for the benefit of the Monacan tribe (their women and children escaped across the bridge while their menfolk were able to defend the narrow path from a larger number of Powhatan warriors), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
The Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; spirits of the historic and very haunted Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, including a phantom cat and a spectral former employee who tells people that there are ghosts on the higher floors; spooky tales of the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, haunted by ghostly foosteps and two Confederate soldiers who sit and converse under a tree; spooky goings on in the Martha Washington Inn and Spa, Abingdon, including Civil War bloodstains appearing on new carpets and a phantom woman seeking her lover; hauntings of Woodlawn Plantation, Mount Vernon, including the beautiful and fragrant ghost of Eleanor "Nelly" Custis (near the boxwood trees) and the well in the gift shop that may be a portal to another world; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; the hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; and mysteries of the Great Dismal Swamp, including a spectral raft with two occupants, illuminated by a bottle of fireflies, on Lake Drummond (the occupants are the ghosts of a man who went mad with grief and that of his lover, whose spirit the man desperately sought in the swamp), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Parks, State Forests, National Forests and Refuges in Virginia
Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge; Douthat State Park; Lake Anna State Park; Grayson Highlands State Park; the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, extending into North Carolina, with wildlife such as bears and otters; Powhatan State Park; the "Grand Canyon of the South", Breaks Interstate Park; Pocahontas State Park; Kiptopeke State Park; Natural Tunnel State Park; False Cape State Park; Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with beautiful scenery (take the renowned Skyline Drive) and wildlife such as bears and deer; the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests in the Appalachian Mountains, extending into Kentucky and West Virginia and with wildlife such as black bears, white-tailed deer and bald eagles; Belle Isle State Park; Shenandoah River State Park; and Wilderness Road State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Virginia.
Welcome to the United States. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Miami, San Diego, Los Angeles, Corpus Christi, Salt Lake City, Juneau, St Louis, Indianapolis, Fairbanks, Houston, Savannah, Anchorage, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Seattle, Honolulu, Atlantic City, New Orleans, New York, Santa Fe, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Boston, Skagway, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Washington DC, Sitka, San Francisco, Detroit, Dallas, Minneapolis, Sacramento and Lake Tahoe 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 Ozarks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Disney resorts, Route 66, Mount Rushmore, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yellowstone National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the California coastline, the Adirondacks, Mount Rainier National Park, rodeos, Glacier Bay National Park, the Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Appalachians, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Florida Keys, Niagara Falls, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii and the Okefenokee Swamp.
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.
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