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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Ripley Tennessee hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, Claridge's in London, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune). are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

    National Forests, State Forests, State Parks, Nature Reserves, National Parks and Refuges in Tennessee

    Frozen Head State Park; Standing Stone State Forest; Reelfoot Lake State Park; Scott State Forest; Indian Mountain State Forest; Chickasaw State Forest; Cedars of Lebanon State Forest (surrounding a State Park with the same name); Long Hunter State Park; South Cumberland State Park; David Crockett State Park; Chickasaw State Park; Cummins Falls State Park; the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge; Natchez Trace State Park; Pickett State Park; Harrison Bay State Park; Cherokee National Forest with deer, bears and other animals; Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park; Great Smoky Mountains National Park (which extends into North Carolina), the home of black bears, white-tailed deer, reintroduced elk, beavers, an extraordinary variety of salamanders and other wildlife; Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park; Roan Mountain State Park; Rock Island State Park; Bledsoe State Forest; Hiawassee/Ocoee State Park; Lone Mountain State Forest; and Fall Creek Falls State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Tennessee.

    Ghosts, Scary Stories, Monsters, Legends, Myths and Folklore in Tennessee

    Rumours that Elvis is alive and well, although somewhat older (even though his ghost has allegedly been seen in a number of places, including his Graceland mansion in Memphis); the ghosts of Opryland, including a woman in black mourning weeds and the shade of Hank Williams; the famous Bell Witch poltergeist haunting in the community of Adams; the phantom slaves sometimes seen on the verandah of The Hermitage near Nashville, once the home of "the people's president", Andrew Jackson; and the death song of a Cherokee maiden and her white lover, that is still sometimes heard near Chattanooga, at Walden Ridge (Wallen's Ridge) above the Tennessee River (the pair leapt to their deaths because her father forbade their marriage), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Tennessee.

    The phantom white stag of the Sequatchie Valley; the ill-omened bleeding horse of the Great Smoky Mountains; the Tennessee Troll seen in Campbell county (if you don't see a real one, you can buy a hand-crafted souvenir from A Troll in the Park, in Gatlinburg, Sevier county); the treasure of Cumberland Heights, guarded by invisible and deadly hands; the black ghost dog and the headless bull, both harbingers of doom, that terrorise the Chatata Valley; and tales of Casey Jones and his locomotive, the Cannonball Express (Jones was actually a real hero who died in a collision in Mississippi - his home is still preserved in Jackson), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Tennessee.


    Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Detroit, Skagway, Miami, Sacramento, Dallas, Chicago, New York, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Seattle, Kansas City, Fort Lauderdale, Washington DC, San Francisco, Philadelphia, St Louis, Boston, Los Angeles, Honolulu, San Diego, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, New Orleans, Santa Fe, Sitka, Houston, Anchorage, Atlantic City, Phoenix, Atlanta, Fairbanks, Corpus Christi, Juneau and Savannah 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 Ozarks, Mount Rushmore, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the California coastline, the Florida Keys, the Appalachians, Bryce Canyon, rodeos, the Disney resorts, Glacier Bay National Park, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Route 66, Niagara Falls, the Everglades, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the Arctic wilderness of Alaska.

    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. From, a heartfelt Bon Voyage!

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