Richfield MN hotels. Search for hotels in Richfield Minnesota United States of America. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Folklore, monsters, ghosts, legends, hauntings and myths of Minnesota. Minnesota national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Richfield Minnesota hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego. are internationally renowned hotels.
Scary Stories, Ghosts, Folklore, Monsters, Myths and Legends in Minnesota
Native American stories about the wendigo, a ghoulish, insatiable, man-eating manitou that was sometimes a mutated, cannibalistic human; the spiritual significance of the pipestone quarries in Pipestone National Monument, where the clay is stained reddish by the blood of bison (buffalo) eaten by the Great Spirit, where the first man and woman were created from the clay, where thunderbirds nest and where, beneath granite boulders, the spirits of two Native American shaman women called Tsomecostee and Tsomecostewondee dwell and may still be consulted by those who go there for their pipe clay; ghostly footsteps heard on the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis (the poet John Berryman and others have leapt to their deaths from the bridge); the mischievious, monkey-like argopelter that throws sticks at people; the story of Winona, who leapt to her death near the town named after her (it was once called Keoxa) because her father would not let her marry the man she loved (are all Winonas unlucky in love?); the unexplained geological mystery of the Devil's Kettle waterfall and pothole; tales of the giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan, whose statue in Brainerd is animated (there are also statues of Paul and his blue ox Babe in Bemidji); and the sad tale of Wenonah (also spelled Winonah, Wynonah or Winona and meaning first-born), who used a knife to take her own life near Fort Snelling when, prompted by an envious woman, a jealous suitor falsely condemned her during the Feast of the Virgins, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Minnesota.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Minnesota
Pipestone National Monument, where the cliffs are still quarried, for their spiritually important pipe clay, by Native Americans; Duluth's Aerial Lift Bridge; the Cathedral of Saint Paul; the city of Minneapolis; Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium in the Mall of America, Bloomington; the almost pristine expanse of Superior National Forest; the natural paradise of Voyageurs National Park; the many attractions and shops of the Mall of America, in Bloomington; the scenery of the North Shore Drive with many views including the Split Rock Lighthouse; Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St Paul; the Munsinger Clemens Gardens, St Cloud; Nickelodeon Universe, an indoor amusement park in the Mall of America, Bloomington; the International Wolf Center, Ely; and historic Fort Snelling, are among the attractions of Minnesota.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Miami, Sacramento, Savannah, Honolulu, Skagway, San Diego, Las Vegas, Santa Fe, Fairbanks, Fort Lauderdale, Sitka, Houston, Detroit, Indianapolis, Atlantic City, Juneau, Seattle, San Francisco, Minneapolis, St Louis, Kansas City, Corpus Christi, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Anchorage, New Orleans, Lake Tahoe, Albuquerque, Dallas, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and New York are among the most famous cities in the USA. Other American mainland sites that should not be missed if a visitor to America, or an American for that matter, is to be regarded as well travelled, include The Okefenokee Swamp, Yosemite National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, the Florida Keys, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, rodeos, the Everglades, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Niagara Falls, the Appalachians, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Ozarks, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Mount Rainier National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Disney resorts, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Adirondacks and Mount Rushmore.
The United States of America are so enormous that even most Americans cannot "know" all of their own country. Even visiting every state would be a major undertaking. It is possible, however, to visit the iconic places known all over the world, especially through Hollywood movies. Travel safely and happily.
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