Long Beach Area WA hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Long Beach Area Washington United States of America. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Washington. Washington folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Long Beach Area Washington hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau and the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau. are internationally renowned hotels.
Ghosts, Folklore, Legends, Scary Stories, Myths and Monsters in Washington
The spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle; Native American "wish bone" sticks and strange phenomena at Thornewood Castle, a five hundred year old Tudor castle transported brick by brick from England to Lakewood, where it is now a fine hotel with a history of its own; Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; paranormal phenomena at the pier of the Steilacoom–Anderson Island Ferry in Steilacoom, including a spectre that changes from a little girl to an old woman, as well as the sound of a ghostly train; the mysterious Mima Mounds; the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists; ghosts including Kate, an amiable suicide who sings in a bathroom in Manresa Castle hotel, Port Townsend; the Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); and paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
The ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake; Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; the many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman; weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; the batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane; the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; the Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle; and a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
National Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Washington
Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife; Olympic National Forest; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; McNary National Wildlife Refuge; Discovery Park on Puget Sound, Seattle, small but with sightings of wildlife such as sea lions, bears and even mountain lions as well as being home to the West Point Lighthouse; Olympic National Park with its many glaciers, Sol Duc hot springs, Marymere Falls, Hoh rain forest and wildlife such as bears, mountain lions (cougars) and huge elk (wapiti); Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; Pierce National Wildlife Refuge; Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Umatilla National Forest in the Blue Mountains, extending into Oregon and with animals such as mountain lions (cougars), Shiras' moose, Rocky Mountain elk, bighorn sheep, deer, gray wolves and Merriam's turkeys; Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge; and Copalis National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
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