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Joplin Area MO hotels. Look for your hotels in Joplin Area Missouri USA. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Missouri. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Missouri.

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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Joplin Area Missouri hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. Claridge's in London, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech) and the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi. are some of the world's most famous hotels.

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

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

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

    Strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; 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 large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; the ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; 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 flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; 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 Osage Native American ghostly wedding ceremony that is sometimes heard and occasionally seen, in the Bridal Cave of Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.

    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; the ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; the tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; 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 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); and the pteradactyl of Altamont, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.



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