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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Forest Lake Minnesota hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro and Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Myths, Scary Stories, Monsters, Ghosts, Legends and Folklore 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; ghostly footsteps heard on the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis (the poet John Berryman and others have leapt to their deaths from the bridge); the mischievious, monkey-like argopelter that throws sticks at people; 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); 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; Native American stories about the wendigo, a ghoulish, insatiable, man-eating manitou that was sometimes a mutated, cannibalistic human; and the unexplained geological mystery of the Devil's Kettle waterfall and pothole, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Minnesota.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Minnesota
The city of Minneapolis; Nickelodeon Universe, an indoor amusement park in the Mall of America, Bloomington; the Munsinger Clemens Gardens, St Cloud; the Cathedral of Saint Paul; the many attractions and shops of the Mall of America, in Bloomington; the almost pristine expanse of Superior National Forest; the International Wolf Center, Ely; Pipestone National Monument, where the cliffs are still quarried, for their spiritually important pipe clay, by Native Americans; Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge; Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium in the Mall of America, Bloomington; the natural paradise of Voyageurs National Park; historic Fort Snelling; the scenery of the North Shore Drive with many views including the Split Rock Lighthouse; and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St Paul, are among the attractions of Minnesota.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. 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 Atlanta, Houston, Juneau, Santa Fe, Anchorage, New Orleans, Fairbanks, Honolulu, Corpus Christi, New York, Minneapolis, Boston, Washington DC, Kansas City, St Louis, Skagway, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, Savannah, Lake Tahoe, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Sitka, Detroit, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Diego, Albuquerque, Atlantic City, Phoenix, Chicago and Miami. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Niagara Falls, the Appalachians, Yellowstone National Park, rodeos, the California coastline, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, the Ozarks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Adirondacks, the Florida Keys, the Disney resorts, the wild west town of Tombstone, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Everglades, Route 66, Yosemite National Park and Mount Rushmore are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America.
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