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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Marathon Florida hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa and Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech). are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
National Parks, Nature Reserves, National Forests, State Forests, State Parks and Refuges in Florida
Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which extends into Georgia; Manatee Springs State Park, the main attraction of which you can guess; the 220 square mile Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Canaveral, where you may see grazing manatees and sea turtles as well as space launches; Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge with nesting loggerhead and green turtles; the 2500 square mile Everglades National Park, home of alligators, American crocodiles, Florida cougars, black bears, American flamingos and much more; Caladesi Island State Park, said to have the best beaches in America; the 607 square mile Ocala National Forest; J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island with alligators, loggerhead turtles, manatees and the unique Sanibel Island rice rat; Osceola National Forest where the Skunk Ape is said to have been seen; the large Big Cypress National Preserve, home to bears and Florida panthers; and the 938 square mile Apalachicola National Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Florida.
Monsters, Scary Stories, Myths, Ghosts, Folklore and Legends in Florida
The Elusive Muck Monster of Lake Worth Lagoon; hauntings at Ocean Key Resort and Spa, Key West; the ghost of a former owner that haunts the Inn at New World Landing, Pensacola; the Wiccademous Grave of the atmospheric shrimping village Fernandina Beach, on Amelia Island, where the spirit of a witch causes the earth to tremble; unusual hauntings of a Victorian guesthouse, Artist House, in Key West (the turret is said to be haunted, both by Anne, the wife of artist and author Robert Eugene "Gene" Otto and by the malevolent spirit of a sailor doll, also called Robert - the "possessed" doll itself is sometimes displayed in the Fort East Martello Museum or at the Old Post Office and Customhouse and is claimed to be the inpiration for the Chucky movies); sewer rats so huge that people have petted them like dogs; and the Saint Augustine Monster, a real carcass that has never been positively identified, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Florida.
Unexplained phenomena at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami (ghostly events are associated with the fact that the hotel was used as a soldiers' hospital during WW2); the phantom maid who makes a nuisance of herself in the historic St Francis Inn, St Augstine; the thoroughfare popularly called Bloody Bucket Road and the similarly prefixed bridge and woods in Wauchula where, at night, blood appears in the water below the bridge and the sound of crying babies is heard from the woods (a murderous midwife is said to have been haunted by a bucket that supernaturally filled with the blood of her victims, which she tried to pour out at the bridge); the toilet-lurking Two Striped Telamonia spider; the phantom lighthouse keeper at the St Augustine Lighthouse and Museum; the ghost "Vivian" who haunts the Hunter Arms Inn in St Cloud; and the pink, horned, serpentine monster of the St John's River, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Florida.
The White Lady, Julia, who haunts Rolling Acres Road in appropriately named Lady Lake, along with a hooded phantom; strange phenomena at the historic Mary Phifer McKenzie House, part of the Sweetwater Branch Inn in Gainesville; mysterious orbs and noises at the Historic Hollywood Beach Resort; spirits of the Agustin Inn in the St Augustine Historic District, including a man in white, who walks through walls and who may also be the ghostly Chiles who "goes bump in the night"; the numerous ghosts of the Cassadaga Hotel, Cassadaga, which embraces its phantom guests and usually has a professional psychic on hand (spectres include girls Katlin and Sarah, Gentleman Jack with his trademark cigar and a rather naughty ghost called Arthur); the ghost of the Jameson Inn, quite modern but already haunted, on Cracker Barrel Drive in Crestview; and the ghosts of Miss Sunshine Gibson and Captain Wood in the historic, Cracker styled, Gibson Inn in Apalachicola, are more weird folklore associated with Florida.
The smelly and sasquatch-like Skunk Ape; Umatilla Cemetery with its screaming woman and phantom children; the phantom of the Olde Marco Inn on Marco Island; spectral lights and other mysterious phenomena at the Indian River Inn & Conference Center in New Smyrna; ghostly apparitions at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, formerly the Peabody Hotel; the Fairchid Oak of Ormond Beach, haunted my a male spectre, possibly a suicide; the pink fog of Tomoka State Park that leaves behind only the dismembered skeletons of those it envelops; the spectre in a top hat that haunts the Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St Petersburg; the Fountain of Youth, searched for by the conquistador Ponce de Leon; and the gash-throated phantom of Luc Simone Aury that haunts the area outsde of the Amelia Island Museum of History, formerly the Old Jail where he was hanged, in Fernandina Beach (his attempt at suicide failed and his throat was stitched by a surgeon but the long drop of the gallows caused his wound to open and shower the horrified spectators with blood - Aury couldn't have planned it better if he had tried!), are yet more strange folktales of Florida.
Welcome to the United States. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Dallas, St Louis, Seattle, Atlantic City, Albuquerque, Boston, Santa Fe, Savannah, Sacramento, Fort Lauderdale, Fairbanks, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Diego, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Houston, Washington DC, Anchorage, Las Vegas, Sitka, Chicago, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Corpus Christi, Atlanta, Skagway, New York, Honolulu, Lake Tahoe, Phoenix, Detroit, Juneau, Miami, Kansas City and Salt Lake City you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rushmore, the California coastline, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Florida Keys, the Adirondacks, Niagara Falls, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Appalachians, the wild west town of Tombstone, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Ozarks, Bryce Canyon, the Disney resorts, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Everglades and Yellowstone National Park. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Good luck on your travels.
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