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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Richmond Missouri hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Queen Mary in Long Beach and the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Nature Reserves, State Parks, State Forests, National Parks, National Forests and Refuges in Missouri
Johnson's Shut-ins State Park; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge; Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, site of the Mina Sauk waterfall and its legend; Dark Cypress Swamp Wildlife Area; Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Hornersville Swamp Wildlife Area; the swamps and wildlife of the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge; Lake of the Ozarks State Park; Wah-Sha-She Prairie Wildlife Area; Cardareva State Forest; Great River National Wildlife Refuge; Ha Ha Tonka State Park with its ruined castle; Daniel Boone Memorial State Forest; Mark Twain National Forest; Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge; Little Lost Creek State Forest; Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Sam A Baker State Park; Cuivre River State Park; Turkey Creek Wildlife Area; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge; Big Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area; Pony Express Wildlife Area; Bonanza Wildlife Area; St Joe State Park; Elephant Rocks State Park; Big Sugar Creek State Park; and Meramec State Park with its hardwood forests and its system of limestone and dolomite caves, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Missouri.
Ghosts, Folklore, Monsters, Scary Stories, Legends and Myths in Missouri
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; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; 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; 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 large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; the tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; 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 pteradactyl of Altamont; and 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?), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.
The spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; 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 shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; the Osage Native American ghostly wedding ceremony that is sometimes heard and occasionally seen, in the Bridal Cave of Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton; MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; 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 flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; and the ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City, 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. 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 Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Salt Lake City, Fairbanks, New Orleans, Seattle, Corpus Christi, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Boston, Skagway, Sacramento, Santa Fe, Atlantic City, Sitka, Savannah, Houston, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Honolulu, Washington DC, Detroit, Anchorage, Lake Tahoe, Miami, St Louis, Albuquerque, Juneau, Atlanta, New York, Kansas City and Indianapolis. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Mount Rainier National Park, the Florida Keys, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yellowstone National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, the Everglades, the Ozarks, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, rodeos, Yosemite National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Appalachians, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, the Disney resorts, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta and Route 66 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.
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