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Jefferson City MO hotels. Look for your hotels in Jefferson City Missouri United States of America. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. Missouri fearsome critters, cryptozoology, ghosts, monsters, legends, hauntings, myths and folklore. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Missouri.

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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Jefferson City Missouri hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana and the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. are internationally renowned hotels.

    State Forests, Nature Reserves, National Parks, National Forests, State Parks and Refuges in Missouri

    Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge; Daniel Boone Memorial State Forest; Lake of the Ozarks State Park; Bonanza Wildlife Area; Dark Cypress Swamp Wildlife Area; Great River National Wildlife Refuge; Big Sugar Creek State Park; Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, site of the Mina Sauk waterfall and its legend; St Joe State Park; the swamps and wildlife of the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge; Pony Express Wildlife Area; Little Lost Creek State Forest; Ha Ha Tonka State Park with its ruined castle; Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Cuivre River State Park; Big Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area; Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Hornersville Swamp Wildlife Area; Mark Twain National Forest; Wah-Sha-She Prairie Wildlife Area; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge; Elephant Rocks State Park; Meramec State Park with its hardwood forests and its system of limestone and dolomite caves; Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge; Johnson's Shut-ins State Park; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Sam A Baker State Park; Cardareva State Forest; and Turkey Creek Wildlife Area, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Missouri.

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

    Strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; the phantom of a weeping Native American woman who, on moonlit nights, repeats her death jump from a cliff in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park (Creve Coeur Park), in St Louis County, where she tried to join her late husband in the spirit world; the Spook Light of the Devil's Promenade, near Joplin (is it a lantern held by a ghostly miner or headless Native American, or is it the spectral light of Native American lovers who died in a lover's pact?); the flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; the Osage Native American ghostly wedding ceremony that is sometimes heard and occasionally seen, in the Bridal Cave of Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; the ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; and how the Great Spirit created the Mina Sauk waterfall, in Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, to wash away the blood of the Piankashaw maiden, Mina Sauk, who jumped to her death to follow her Osage lover, who had been thrown over the cliff on the orders of her father, Taum Sauk, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.

    MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; the almost innumerable traditions, magical spells and superstitions of the Ozarks, some of which are recorded in Harold Bell Wright's novel The Shepherd of the Hills and in the John Wayne movie of the same name (though a rather different plot); the pteradactyl of Altamont; the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; the tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; the large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; the ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; hauntings of the historic Savoy Hotel and Grill in Kansas City, including that of Betsy Ward who, in the nineteenth century, died in her bath in room 505, as well as the spectre of Fred Lightner and, on the fourth floor, a little girl in Victorian dress, not to mention the strange behaviour of the elevator, which sometimes avoids the fourth floor and sometimes refuses to leave it; the gold mine in the Ozarks, eighteen miles south west of the town of Galena, which is guarded by the skeletal ghosts of seven Spanish miners; and the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.


    The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Washington DC, New Orleans, Seattle, Detroit, Atlanta, Juneau, Phoenix, St Louis, Honolulu, Santa Fe, Fairbanks, Lake Tahoe, Kansas City, Philadelphia, Miami, Houston, New York, Sacramento, Atlantic City, Indianapolis, Savannah, Dallas, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, Skagway, Los Angeles, Corpus Christi, Las Vegas, Anchorage, Minneapolis, Sitka, Chicago, San Diego, San Francisco 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 Everglades, the Appalachians, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, the California coastline, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Yellowstone National Park, rodeos, Mount Rainier National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Florida Keys, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts, Bryce Canyon, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks and Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi.

    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. We hope that you enjoy your hotel.

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