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Joplin MO hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Joplin Missouri United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Missouri. Missouri scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Joplin Missouri hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro and the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

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

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

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

    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 spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; the ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; the large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); 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; strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; and the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.

    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 tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; the flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; 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 Osage Native American ghostly wedding ceremony that is sometimes heard and occasionally seen, in the Bridal Cave of Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton; the ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; 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; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.


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

    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. Happy travelling!

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