Hilo HI hotels. Search for hotels in Hilo Hawaii United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Hawaii. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of Hawaii.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Hilo Hawaii hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund and the Four Seasons Hotel Macao Cotai Strip in Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests, National Parks, State Forests and Refuges in Hawaii
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) on the Big Island (Hawaii); Wailuku River State Park on the Big Island; Akaka Falls State Park on the Big Island; Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge; Waimea Falls National Park; and volcanic Haleakala National Park on Maui, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Hawaii.
Myths, Scary Stories, Monsters, Folklore, Ghosts and Legends in Hawaii
How the luxury houses at Waialae-Kahala, Honolulu, were built over a cemetery and the area is haunted; how the Dole Cannery Signature Theaters in Honolulu were built on a sacred site and are home to a number of phantoms; the wailing spirit of Paradise Park, Honolulu; the ghosts of former students at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu; how, on Alakea Street in Honolulu, ghosts come out at night and play games; how Queen Kapi'olani Regional Park (Kapiolani Park), Waikiki, is haunted by the spirits of sacrifice victims and slaughtered warriors; the haunting of Schofield Barracks; and how the Sacred Hearts Academy in Honolulu is haunted by a nun, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Hawaii.
How, near the fountain at Iolani Palace in Honolulu, a glowing phantom girl in a white dress may be seen; how, if you walk across the Seven Bridges at Manoa, it is said that you can only count six on your return journey; the Huaka'i po night marchers (spirits of long dead Hawaiian warriors) seen on Highway 1; the ghostly night marchers (Huaka'i po) of Hale Ko'olau beach; how Ford island in Pearl Harbor is haunted, especially by a glowing mist; how Pu'u o Mahuka Heiau is an old Hawaiian temple and the dwelling of appropriate spirits; the hauntings at the old PACAF Headquarters in Hickam Air Force Base; and the shadowy outline of a boy hanging from a tree at Morgan's Corner, Honolulu, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Hawaii.
How an Akua spirit lives in the Drowning Pool, Waimea Falls National Park, where it demands sacrifices - if they are not offered, it drowns the victims itself; the mischievious menehune (little people); how Ford Street, Honolulu, was the site of a temple at which men were sacrificed and where there heads were stored, so that the ghosts of the victims now wander the area; how a tunnel near Morgan's Corner, Honolulu, is haunted by the spirits of two men and a woman; how La Pietra School in Honolulu was built on or near the site of the Papa'ena'ena heiau (temple) and is haunted by spectral children; how the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort on Kalia Road, Honolulu, is haunted by a beautiful young woman in a red dress - she may be a murder victim or even the volcano goddess, Pele; how, at the Kamehameha Scools in Honolulu, Princess Pauahi commands Hawaiian night marchers (Huaka'i po) who knock on doors; how Chaminade University, Honolulu, is haunted by the spirits of former students (Room 208 in the Hale Lokelani dormitory is said to be particularly haunted and another ghost is said to be a skateboarder); the spirit of Queen Liliuokani haunting the State Capitol Building in Honolulu; and the wheelchair-bound spectre seen at Camp H M Smith, are more weird folklore associated with Hawaii.
America has some of the best facilities for travellers in the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Chicago, Seattle, New York, Savannah, Atlantic City, Miami, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Skagway, Atlanta, Detroit, Boston, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Sitka, Washington DC, St Louis, Sacramento, Phoenix, San Diego, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, Juneau, Kansas City, Houston, Santa Fe, Corpus Christi, Honolulu, Minneapolis, Lake Tahoe and Dallas 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 Glacier Bay National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Route 66, Mount Rainier National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, the Florida Keys, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, Mount Rushmore, the wild west town of Tombstone, Niagara Falls, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Okefenokee Swamp, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Ozarks, the California coastline, rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Appalachians and the Disney resorts.
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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