Longview WA hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Longview Washington USA. Washington scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Washington attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Longview Washington hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Mandarin Oriental Macau and the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Nature Reserves, State Forests, National Forests, National Parks, State Parks and Refuges in Washington
Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife; Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; 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); Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; 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; Olympic National Forest; Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; McNary National Wildlife Refuge; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park; 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; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; Copalis National Wildlife Refuge; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; and Pierce National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
Folklore, Ghosts, Legends, Monsters, Scary Stories and Myths in Washington
The ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; 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; a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index; Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists; 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 Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); and the spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
The batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane; paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; the many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman; the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake; the Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle; ghosts including Kate, an amiable suicide who sings in a bathroom in Manresa Castle hotel, Port Townsend; weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; and the mysterious Mima Mounds, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
Welcome to the United States. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Washington DC, Minneapolis, Corpus Christi, Lake Tahoe, New Orleans, Phoenix, Indianapolis, St Louis, Salt Lake City, Fairbanks, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Diego, Houston, Seattle, Atlanta, Chicago, Honolulu, Fort Lauderdale, Atlantic City, Miami, Juneau, Detroit, San Francisco, Albuquerque, Los Angeles, Boston, Skagway, New York, Kansas City, Anchorage, Sitka, Dallas and Savannah 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 Ozarks, the Florida Keys, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Glacier Bay National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rainier National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Bryce Canyon, the Everglades, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Niagara Falls, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, rodeos, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park and the wild west town of Tombstone.
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 at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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