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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Gunnison Colorado hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Mandarin Oriental Macau and the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun. are internationally renowned hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Colorado
The frontier atmosphere of Black Hawk; the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness in the Gunnison and White River National Forests; the geology of Colorado National Monument; Dinosaur National Monument; the rock formations of the Garden of the Gods near Colorado Springs; spectacular scenery in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park; the highly elevated Mount Evans Highway; the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve including the Star Dune, the tallest on the continent; Mesa Verde National Park with its ancient Native American (Anasazi) structures; the ski resort of Vail; the magnificent views of Pikes Peak in Pike National Forest; and the magnificent scenery of the Rocky Mountain National Park, are among the attractions of Colorado.
Ghosts, Folklore, Legends, Scary Stories, Monsters and Myths in Colorado
The Slide-rock Bolter, a monstrous land whale of the Rocky Mountains; numerous hauntings at the famous Stanley Hotel, the inspiration behind Stanley Kubrick's film The Shining, in Estes Park; paranormal phenomena at the historic Hotel St Cloud (St Cloud Hotel) in Caņon City, including the ghost of a little girl playing with a ball; the ghost of a woman in 1920s fashion, thought by some to be the Countess Pourtales, seen in the Broadmoor Resort and Hotel, Colorado Springs; hauntings in the historic Imperial Hotel and Restaurant (once the Collins Hotel) in Cripple Creek, including the ghost referred to as "George"; and ghastly spectral riders, the shades of a deranged ravisher and the partially eaten corpse of his suicidal victim Zecana, both on a phantom horse to which they were bound by the victim's vengeful husband, the warrior Ta-in-ga-ro, who drove the rapist mad with hunger and fear, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Colorado.
The singing and dancing ghost of the Fairplay Grand Historic Hotel, Fairplay; the chest of gold doubloons buried by Spanish conquistadors before they were massacred in a canyon of the Purgatoire River; the ghost train of Marshall Pass that has terrorised passengers on at least one train, as it approached them with unstoppable speed; the ghosts of a woman and baby seen in the Hotel Boulderado in Boulder; how the Manitou blocked Oak Creek Canyon, with a huge rock from the sky, so that a Ute chief could escape with the wife that he had rescued from Arapaho raiders; and ghosts of the Historic Brook Forest Inn in Evergreen, including a stable hand, a chambermaid and a little boy, as well as Native American spirits in the surrounding area, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Colorado.
America welcomes careful drivers; also pilots and passengers, for that matter. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Sitka, Indianapolis, Washington DC, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, San Diego, Miami, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Anchorage, New Orleans, Savannah, Boston, Fairbanks, Detroit, Juneau, St Louis, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Phoenix, Atlanta, Skagway, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Honolulu, Seattle, Santa Fe, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Albuquerque and Corpus Christi 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 Mount Rainier National Park, the California coastline, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Adirondacks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yellowstone National Park, Bryce Canyon, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yosemite National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Florida Keys, the Everglades, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Disney resorts, Route 66 and the Grand Canyon.
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. Come back soon for another helpful Camelopard tip.
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