Queen City TX hotels. Reservations for hotels in Queen City Texas United States of America. Advice for travellers from Camelopard.com. Texas attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Texas cryptozoology, hauntings, monsters, folklore, ghosts, myths and legends.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Queen City Texas hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi and the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Scary Stories, Ghosts, Monsters, Legends, Myths and Folklore in Texas
Paranormal phenomena at the Tarpon Inn, Port Aransas, including a bathroom that sometimes has a pink glow; supernatural entities at Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio; creepy and malevolent black eyed children (Black Eyed Kids or BEKs) in Abilene; the winged, humanoid monsters of Littlefield who allegedly lived in the basement of two elderly spinsters; the thirty-two benevolent ghosts of the historic Menger Hotel, close to the Alamo in San Antonio, including Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (who recruited Rough Riders in the Menger Bar), the phantom of rancher Richard King in his former suite (the King Room), chambermaid Sallie White who still meticulously performs her duties in Victorian attire, a bespectacled lady in a blue dress who knits quietly in the lobby, a man in a buckskin jacket and unseen kitchen helpers; the ghost of a murdered call girl in the Gunter Hotel, San Antonio; and Pecos Bill with his coyote family, his rattlesnake Shake (that served as his lasso) and his true love the catfish-riding Slue-Foot Sue (Neil Armstrong may have been the first MAN to set FOOT on the moon but Sue banged her HEAD on it many years earlier, after being thrown by Bill's appropriately named horse, Widow-Maker), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Texas.
Appearances of the spiny goat-sucker, the chupacabra; the ghostly civil war soldiers of Patterson Road, Houston; the spectral cowboys who, in the hours before dawn, walk in the courtyard of the Y.O. Ranch Hotel, Kerrville; the alleged hauntings of the historic Excelsior House Hotel in Jefferson, including a light-fingered woman in black with a baby, a perfumed lady, a headless man and a boy who wakes people up to ask whether they want breakfast (it is even claimed that Steven Spielberg had a supernatural experience at the hotel, the guests of which have included Oscar Wilde and Ulysses S Grant; the sounds of happy children heard in the Hamilton Hotel, Laredo, even when no children are near; the ghostly nun and the doppelgangers of staff who roam La Posada Hotel, on the site of a former convent, in Laredo; and the unexplained phenomena and spectres of the Hotel Lawrence, Dallas, including the ghost of a gambler, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Texas.
The black eyed boy, presumably a BEK, who terrified a large airman on a military base; the lady in white who carries a cat in the Marriott Plaza Hotel in San Antonio; the spirits of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, such as the shade of Sarah Morgan (who was killed by a student) in the biology building, the ghost of a bearded and stetsoned professor in Holden Hall, the phantom of a student in the underground tunnels (still trying to sneak into the girls' dormitories) and "George", the harmless spectre of the old President's House; the Lake Worth monster, a creature appearing as part man, part goat and part fish; the Confederate soldier and the phantom boy nicknamed "Jimmy" who still roam Tremont House hotel in Galveston; ghosts in all of the rooms (including one that still sometimes leaves tips for the maid) at Miss Molly's Hotel bed and breakfast, once a bordello, in Fort Worth; and the phantom of a former cleaner in a brown uniform and the ghostly sounds of children playing in the Rio Grande Plaza Hotel, Laredo, are more weird folklore associated with Texas.
The suicidal jumper who is said to still haunt his room at the Omni Austin Hotel; the emerald-headed serpent, a great deity that inhabits a crystal cave in the Gulf of Mexico but which, according to Native Americans, may be seen from the coast, when it ventures to the surface with a great display of light; phantoms of the Faust Hotel, New Braunfels, which include a black cat; strange phenomena at the Emily Morgan Hotel, near the Alamo in San Antonio (the Alamo itself is said by some to be the site of paranormal phenomena); the strange phenomena at the Driskill Hotel, Austin, including the odd sensation experienced by guests who stare at the third floor picture of a child holding flowers; the three ghosts of the Hotel Galvez and Spa, Galveston, including one that leaves the scent of gardenias in a room; the ghostly woman who walks the banks of the Rio Grande in Laredo, looking for the children that she pushed over a cliff into the river; the spooky goings on at the St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio, including phantom second-honeymooners who don't know when to stop; and the groaning Enchanted Rock, said to be genuinely magical, are yet more strange folktales of Texas.
Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Texas
Montezuma quails, nine-banded armadillos, jackrabbits, prairie chickens, raccoons, Ridley sea turtles, Texas horned lizards, collared peccaries or javelinas, prairie dog towns, otters, burrowing owls, turkey vultures (turkey buzzards), alligators, brown pelicans, white-tailed deer, American avocets, cougars (also called pumas or mountain lions), opossums, increasing numbers of black bears, bald eagles, red-cockaded woodpeckers, Mexican free-tailed bats, American white pelicans, Western diamondback rattlesnakes, plain chachalacas, cactus wrens, road runners, coyotes, pronghorn antelopes, great kiskadees, bobcats, wild turkeys, endangered whooping cranes, sandhill cranes and roseate spoonbills are among the wild animals of Texas.
America is one country that nearly everyone wants to visit at some time in their lives. 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 Las Vegas, Atlantic City, St Louis, Corpus Christi, Savannah, San Francisco, Houston, New Orleans, Chicago, Honolulu, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Santa Fe, Philadelphia, Skagway, Anchorage, Washington DC, San Diego, Detroit, Salt Lake City, New York, Fairbanks, Sitka, Juneau, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Miami and Lake Tahoe. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Rodeos, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, the Everglades, the California coastline, Bryce Canyon, the Adirondacks, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, the Appalachians, the Grand Canyon, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Florida Keys, Mount Rushmore, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta and Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. Camelopard.com hopes that you find its travel advice and anecdotes helpful or amusing.
Camelopard offers travel advice and suggestsions for accommodation, including hotels in Queen City Texas TX. Why not travel and stay in luxury?