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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Hillsville Area Virginia hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Virginia
The scenic wildernesses of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains; Mount Vernon, the Palladian home of George and Martha Washington; the Richmond Canal Walk; the historic Woodlawn Plantation; Colonial Williamsburg; Arlington National Cemetery; the Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark; Shenandoah National Park with its famous Skyline Drive; historic Lexington; Manassas National Battlefield Park; Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson; Busch Gardens amusement park; the many attractions of Virginia Beach, including the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; and Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, are among the attractions of Virginia.
Scary Stories, Legends, Ghosts, Folklore, Monsters and Myths in Virginia
The magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return; 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; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; 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); the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; 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; and George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.
The hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; 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; 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 Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.
So you want to see America. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Detroit, Phoenix, Chicago, Juneau, Dallas, Fairbanks, San Diego, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Savannah, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Atlantic City, Washington DC, Sitka, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, Kansas City, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Indianapolis, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Corpus Christi, Santa Fe, Boston, Lake Tahoe, Minneapolis, Houston and Skagway 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 Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, Niagara Falls, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Ozarks, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yosemite National Park, the Disney resorts, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park and the Okefenokee Swamp.
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. Visit Camelopard.com again, if not to travel then for another useful travel tip.
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