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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Marion Virginia hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi, Claridge's in London, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay and the Menger Hotel in San Antonio. are internationally renowned hotels.

    Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Virginia

    The Natural Bridge, a National Historic Landmark; the Richmond Canal Walk; Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond; historic Lexington; Colonial Williamsburg; Manassas National Battlefield Park; the scenic wildernesses of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains; the historic Woodlawn Plantation; the many attractions of Virginia Beach, including the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center; Arlington National Cemetery; Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson; Mount Vernon, the Palladian home of George and Martha Washington; Busch Gardens amusement park; and Shenandoah National Park with its famous Skyline Drive, are among the attractions of Virginia.

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

    Spirits of the historic and very haunted Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, including a phantom cat and a spectral former employee who tells people that there are ghosts on the higher floors; spooky goings on in the Martha Washington Inn and Spa, Abingdon, including Civil War bloodstains appearing on new carpets and a phantom woman seeking her lover; the Richmond Vampire, popularly (and perhaps unfairly) associated with the tomb of William Wortham Pool in Holywood Cemetery, Richmond; mysteries of the Great Dismal Swamp, including a spectral raft with two occupants, illuminated by a bottle of fireflies, on Lake Drummond (the occupants are the ghosts of a man who went mad with grief and that of his lover, whose spirit the man desperately sought in the swamp); the hauntings of the Wayside Inn, Middletown, continuously serving its guests, living or spectral, since 1797; the creation, by the Great Spirit, of the Natural Bridge over Cedar Creek, Rockbridge County, for the benefit of the Monacan tribe (their women and children escaped across the bridge while their menfolk were able to defend the narrow path from a larger number of Powhatan warriors); and George, the invisible ghost of Altavista Combined Middle and High School, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Virginia.

    The hatchet wielding Bunny Man (Bunnyman Ghost) of Colchester Overpass (Bunny Man Bridge) near Clifton; spooky tales of the Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, haunted by ghostly foosteps and two Confederate soldiers who sit and converse under a tree; Lucy, a phantom in the Olde Towne Inn, Manassas, who has the power to levitate people; the phantom boats of the Rappahannock River, including the Black Barge, a portent of Republican victory in the elections of Tappahannock and Essex County; card playing pirates and ghostly victims of a Native American attack at Carter's Grove; the Native American lovers who leapt to their deaths from Jump Mountain, near Lexington; hauntings of Woodlawn Plantation, Mount Vernon, including the beautiful and fragrant ghost of Eleanor "Nelly" Custis (near the boxwood trees) and the well in the gift shop that may be a portal to another world; and the magical waters of the underground Lost River below Natural Bridge, which make everyone who drinks from them return, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Virginia.


    America has some of the best facilities for travellers in the world. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see New York, Sacramento, Phoenix, Lake Tahoe, Corpus Christi, Philadelphia, Skagway, Detroit, Albuquerque, Atlanta, St Louis, Savannah, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, Juneau, New Orleans, Seattle, Atlantic City, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Houston, San Francisco, Fairbanks, Dallas, Chicago, Washington DC, Las Vegas, Kansas City, San Diego, Boston, Miami and Sitka. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. The plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, rodeos, Niagara Falls, Mount Rainier National Park, the Florida Keys, the Disney resorts, Route 66, Glacier Bay National Park, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Ozarks, the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Bryce Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp and the Everglades are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. We hope that you found today's Camelopard tip useful.

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