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Galax VA hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Galax Virginia United States of America. Virginia attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Virginia folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Galax Virginia hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau, the Menger Hotel in San Antonio, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi and the Grand Hyatt Macau. are some of the world's most famous hotels.

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

    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 hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; 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 phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; 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); 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; the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; 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; and card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.

    Reptiles, Mammals, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Virginia

    Black bears, Eastern cottontail rabbits, Carolina chickadees, bobcats, turkey vultures, beavers, wild turkeys, opossums, groundhogs, red foxes, humpback whales, dolphins, White-tailed deer, bald eagles, raccoons, green turtles, Peregrine falcons, barred owls, martens, fin whales, leatherback turtles, red-tailed hawks, skunks, river otters, gray foxes, American black vultures, coyotes and loggerhead turtles are among the wild animals of Virginia.


    The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. 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 Lake Tahoe, Atlanta, Anchorage, Atlantic City, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Sacramento, Miami, Savannah, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Juneau, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington DC, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Salt Lake City, San Diego, Honolulu, Kansas City, New York, St Louis, Fairbanks, Boston, Philadelphia, Dallas, Skagway, Sitka, Corpus Christi, Detroit, Albuquerque and Chicago. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The Disney resorts, Route 66, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Florida Keys, the California coastline, the Ozarks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Bryce Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, the Adirondacks, Mount Rushmore and rodeos are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.

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