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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Louisiana Missouri hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego and the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    Folklore, Ghosts, Myths, Monsters, Scary Stories and Legends 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 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 pteradactyl of Altamont; 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; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; and the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.

    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 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; MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; 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; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; 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 ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; 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 other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.

    Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Missouri

    Speckled king snakes, river turtles, lined snakes, yellow-bellied water snakes, broad-banded water snakes, variable ground snakes, pigeons, timber rattlesnakes, black vultures, herons, opossums, wild turkeys, Graham's crayfish snakes, white-tailed deer, pelicans, turkey vultures, toads, Western cottonmouths, beavers, prairie king snakes, red foxes, Eastern yellow-bellied racers, grebes, increasing sightings of mountain lions (cougars) and gray wolves (timber wolves), cormorants, reintroduced elk, Eastern coachwhips, Osage copperheads, Western fox snakes, red milk snakes, bald eagles, owls, woodpeckers, purple martins, salamanders, Eastern garter snakes, flat-headed snakes, raccoons, bitterns, Eastern hog-nosed snakes, red cardinals, Great Plains rat snakes, whooping cranes, lizards, peregrine falcons, frogs, Western pygmy rattlesnakes, swans, Northern scarlet snakes, nine-banded armadillos, bats, coots, increasing numbers of black bears, bull snakes, rails and ibises are among the wild animals of Missouri.


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

    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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