Phoenix AZ hotels. Book rooms in hotels in Phoenix Arizona United States of America. Warnings, anecdotes and travel advice from Camelopard.com. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Arizona. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Arizona.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Phoenix Arizona hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Villa D'Este on Lake Como, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay and the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Arizona
The real London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, along with a London pub and a London bus; the Canyon de Chelly National Monument, an important archaeological site with Native American cliff houses; Havasu Falls on the Havasupai Indian Reservation; Cathedral Rock near Sedona; the fantastic Grand Canyon, a sight that everyone must see before claiming to be well travelled; the city of Phoenix; the city of Flagstaff; Fort Apache Historic Park with its displays and demonstrations of Apache culture; the fine Spanish architecture of the Mission San Xavier del Bac, still used by Native Americans; the wild west town of Tombstone, where Wyatt, Virgil and Morgan Earp, along with Doc Holliday, faced the Mclaurys and Clantons in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral; the former ghost town of Jerome; the city of Tucson; the beautiful Antelope Canyon near Page; Glen Canyon National Recreation Area; Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument; the Hopi Cultural Centre in Second Mesa; the iconic wild west scenery of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, which extends into Utah; Montezuma Castle National Monument; Saguaro National Park; Petrified Forest National Park; the winter resort of Mount Lemmon Ski Valley; the Bohemian community of Bisbee; the Hoover Dam with Lake Mead, on the border with Nevada; and the ruined missions of Tumacacori National Historical Park, are among the attractions of Arizona.
Folklore, Myths, Ghosts, Scary Stories, Legends and Monsters in Arizona
The thunderbird of Apache legend that dwells in the Superstition Mountains; the phantoms in old fashioned clothes who are sometimes seen on London Bridge in Lake Havasu City; the draining energy vortices experienced around Sedona and in the Superstition Mountains; the ghosts of the El Tovar Hotel at the Grand Canyon, including a dark figure seen outside and the friendly spirit of Fred Harvey, a former owner; the phantom guests of the Hotel San Carlos in Phoenix, including invisible happy children and the unhappy Leone Jensen, who leapt to her death in 1928; the invisible but tactile ghost at the Park Hotel in Hot Springs; the entrance to Hell in the Superstition Mountains, which emits the winds that cause dust storms in the Phoenix area; and the plumed, venomous snakes that inhabit sacred springs, according to the Zuni people, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Arizona.
The strange lights seen hovering in the Superstition Mountains; the sasquatch-like Mogollon Monster; the ninety-two foot winged, alligator like monster, killed by ranchers between the Huachuca and Whetstone ranges, in what is now Coronado National Forest, in 1890 (a sample was sent for scientific examination - what happened to it?); tales of the Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine in the Superstitions; the inebriated ghost in the ballroom of the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, said to be that of a man who fell from the cliffs; the bigfoot seen in the Huachuca Mountains (perhaps it was the Mogollon Monster); the time shifts experienced by some hikers in the Superstitions; and the phantom, at Grand Canyon's Maricopa Point, of a luckless member of the Civilian Conservation Corps who fell to his death in the nineteen-thirties, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Arizona.
The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. Lake Tahoe, Corpus Christi, Savannah, Atlantic City, Phoenix, Santa Fe, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Juneau, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Kansas City, Houston, Sacramento, Detroit, Philadelphia, Fairbanks, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, St Louis, Chicago, Sitka, Salt Lake City, Seattle, San Diego, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Miami, Anchorage, Boston, Honolulu, San Francisco, Skagway, Dallas and Washington DC. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as The Okefenokee Swamp, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Disney resorts, the Grand Canyon, the Appalachians, Niagara Falls, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Glacier Bay National Park, the California coastline, Mount Rushmore, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos, the Florida Keys, Mount Rainier National Park, the Adirondacks, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Everglades, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Route 66 and the wild west town of Tombstone. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. Camelopard suggests using well-known companies for your hotel reservations.
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