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Clinton Area MO hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in Clinton Area Missouri United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Missouri. Missouri scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Clinton Area Missouri hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Savoy Hotel in London, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi and the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

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

    The ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; the large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; 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; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; 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 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; MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; and strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis, 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; the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; the flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; 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; the pteradactyl of Altamont; 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 ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; 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; and the Osage Native American ghostly wedding ceremony that is sometimes heard and occasionally seen, in the Bridal Cave of Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.

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

    Daniel Boone Memorial State Forest; Pony Express Wildlife Area; Elephant Rocks State Park; Big Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge; Hornersville Swamp Wildlife Area; Bonanza Wildlife Area; Little Lost Creek State Forest; Wah-Sha-She Prairie Wildlife Area; Cardareva State Forest; Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Big Sugar Creek State Park; Dark Cypress Swamp Wildlife Area; Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, site of the Mina Sauk waterfall and its legend; St Joe State Park; Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Turkey Creek Wildlife Area; Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Meramec State Park with its hardwood forests and its system of limestone and dolomite caves; Mark Twain National Forest; Lake of the Ozarks State Park; Sam A Baker State Park; the swamps and wildlife of the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge; Great River National Wildlife Refuge; Johnson's Shut-ins State Park; Ha Ha Tonka State Park with its ruined castle; Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge; and Cuivre River 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 San Diego, Savannah, Corpus Christi, Atlantic City, Seattle, Anchorage, Fairbanks, New Orleans, Honolulu, Juneau, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Albuquerque, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, St Louis, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC, Sitka, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Boston, Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami, Santa Fe, Sacramento, New York, Salt Lake City, Skagway and Detroit. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Glacier Bay National Park, the Adirondacks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, Mount Rainier National Park, the Ozarks, the Everglades, the Appalachians, Mount Rushmore, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Niagara Falls, the Disney resorts, Yosemite National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Route 66, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Bryce Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, rodeos and the Grand Canyon are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. From, a heartfelt Bon Voyage!

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