Nevada Area MO hotels. Reservations for hotels in Nevada Area Missouri USA. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints. Missouri attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Missouri.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Nevada Area Missouri hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Imperial Hotel in Delhi, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi and the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Missouri
Bald eagles, Eastern garter snakes, turkey vultures, coots, yellow-bellied water snakes, Western fox snakes, toads, peregrine falcons, woodpeckers, pigeons, white-tailed deer, variable ground snakes, purple martins, red cardinals, reintroduced elk, rails, increasing sightings of mountain lions (cougars) and gray wolves (timber wolves), wild turkeys, Eastern hog-nosed snakes, Eastern coachwhips, nine-banded armadillos, raccoons, lizards, cormorants, red milk snakes, Great Plains rat snakes, timber rattlesnakes, Graham's crayfish snakes, prairie king snakes, herons, red foxes, Western cottonmouths, river turtles, Western pygmy rattlesnakes, swans, ibises, Eastern yellow-bellied racers, Northern scarlet snakes, bitterns, flat-headed snakes, opossums, increasing numbers of black bears, speckled king snakes, black vultures, lined snakes, whooping cranes, beavers, pelicans, broad-banded water snakes, salamanders, owls, bull snakes, grebes, bats, Osage copperheads and frogs are among the wild animals of Missouri.
Ghosts, Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends, Monsters and Myths in Missouri
The large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; 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; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; the ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; 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 flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; the Osage Native American ghostly wedding ceremony that is sometimes heard and occasionally seen, in the Bridal Cave of Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton; 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; and the pteradactyl of Altamont, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.
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 bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; 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; strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; 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 tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; and the ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.
The USA is one of the most developed and technologically advanced countries in the world, yet has preserved much of its wilderness and beautiful scenery. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Fort Lauderdale, San Francisco, San Diego, New Orleans, Indianapolis, Honolulu, Corpus Christi, Kansas City, Anchorage, Miami, Boston, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Skagway, Las Vegas, Seattle, Fairbanks, Sacramento, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, St Louis, Lake Tahoe, Detroit, Los Angeles, Santa Fe, Savannah, Juneau, Houston, Atlantic City, Sitka, Minneapolis, New York, Washington DC and Salt Lake City you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the Adirondacks, the Disney resorts, Niagara Falls, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Everglades, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the California coastline, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Appalachians, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Bryce Canyon, rodeos, the Florida Keys, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Grand Canyon and Glacier Bay 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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