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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Harpersville Alabama hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong and the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay. are internationally renowned hotels.
Folklore, Myths, Monsters, Ghosts, Legends and Scary Stories in Alabama
The face embedded in a window of Pickens County Courthouse, Carrollton, thought by some to be the visage of an alleged criminal who cursed the town before he was lynched by an angry mob; the ghost of Colonel Tutwiler in the Tutwiler Hotel, Birmingham (more properly, as I write, called the mouthful "Hampton Inn and Suites Birmingham-Downtown-Tutwiler"); how the Space Camp in Huntsville combines modern science with ancient paranormal forces by being haunted by the ghost of a man bured in debris after an explosion; the creation of Blue Pond near Oxford, by a great sinkhole that swallowed nearly two thousand Native Americans who had gathered to watch the burning of two suspected witches; the horned Choccolocco monster that terrified the eponymous town (a man called Neal Williamson later claimed that he was the monster but you may choose not to believe him); and the ghost of a woman and uncanny piano playing that haunt the Victoria Inn in Anniston, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Alabama.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Alabama
Birmingham Zoo; The US Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville; the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile; Mobile Bay and Dauphin Island; the Birmingham Museum of Art; Gulf State Park; the Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House Museum in Florence; Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site, celebrating the achievements of Booker T Washington and George Washington Carver; Rickwood Caverns State Park; the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa; the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery; the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute in Selma; archaeologically rich Russell Cave National Monument; Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, celebrating how General Andrew Jackson, later president, led a force of 3300 well armed men against 1000 Creek warriors and predictably defeated them, forcing the Creek nations to sign over much of what are today Alabama and Georgia; the W C Handy Home Museum and Library in Florence; the mineral spa of Bladon Springs State Park; and scenic Little River Canyon National Preserve, are among the attractions of Alabama.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Sitka, Phoenix, Fairbanks, Corpus Christi, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Anchorage, Miami, Philadelphia, San Diego, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlantic City, Juneau, Santa Fe, Houston, Honolulu, Savannah, Sacramento, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Kansas City, Washington DC, New York, Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City, Skagway, Atlanta, Detroit, Albuquerque, St Louis, Minneapolis and Boston 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 beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rushmore, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Okefenokee Swamp, Bryce Canyon, the California coastline, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, Route 66, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Disney resorts, the Everglades, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rainier National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the Florida Keys, the Ozarks, the Appalachians 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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