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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Memphis Missouri hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai, the New Stanley Hotel in Nairobi and the Savoy Hotel in London. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

    National Forests, National Parks, State Parks, State Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Missouri

    Bonanza Wildlife Area; Johnson's Shut-ins State Park; Cuivre River State Park; Hornersville Swamp Wildlife Area; Mark Twain National Forest; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge; Dark Cypress Swamp Wildlife Area; Big Sugar Creek State Park; Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Sam A Baker State Park; Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, site of the Mina Sauk waterfall and its legend; Little Lost Creek State Forest; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Pony Express Wildlife Area; Meramec State Park with its hardwood forests and its system of limestone and dolomite caves; Cardareva State Forest; Daniel Boone Memorial State Forest; Wah-Sha-She Prairie Wildlife Area; Lake of the Ozarks State Park; Turkey Creek Wildlife Area; the swamps and wildlife of the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge; Big Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area; Elephant Rocks State Park; Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge; Ha Ha Tonka State Park with its ruined castle; St Joe State Park; Great River National Wildlife Refuge; and Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Missouri.

    Scary Stories, Monsters, Folklore, Myths, Ghosts and Legends in 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); several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; the pteradactyl of Altamont; the flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; the tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; 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 large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; 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; and strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.

    The ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); 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?); 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 spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; 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 ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; 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.


    Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of New York, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Savannah, Dallas, Anchorage, Corpus Christi, Skagway, Honolulu, Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City, Atlanta, Kansas City, Seattle, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Sitka, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Sacramento, Phoenix, Juneau, St Louis, Detroit, Fairbanks, Chicago, San Diego and Boston you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Ozarks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, Mount Rushmore, the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Glacier Bay National Park, the California coastline, Route 66, the Disney resorts, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon and Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords 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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