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Rochester IN hotels. Look for your hotels in Rochester Indiana USA. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of Indiana. Indiana national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions.

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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Rochester Indiana hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

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

    Hauntings of the Crump Theatre in Columbus, including the spectre of a child, unexplained voices in the nursing area and the ghost of a man; the phantom woman of the Rockport Inn Bed & Breakfast in Rockport; the reptilian man, or possibly people, who lurk in the Ohio River; ghosts of the historic Hotel Attica in Attica, including an unwelcome back scratcher and a glowing spectre (are they the same spirit?); the crying of ghostly babies heard in Indiana University's Career Development Center on North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, which was once a fraternity house and also the site of an illegal abortion clinic; the phantom Woman in Black who chases people in the area of East Third Street, Bloomington; and stories of the Swedenborgian missionary and nurseryman, Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman), who acquired some wealth by hard work but went barefoot, wore rags or old clothes and used his cooking pan as a cap (he was living in Indiana at the time of his death in Fort Wayne), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Indiana.

    The girl in yellow, a murder victim, whose spirit is still seen in Indiana University, Bloomington; the glowing male apparition of Baums Bridge Inn Bar & Restaurant in Kouts, which may be seen through a window (hope that it doesn't see you, though, as it can move with uncanny speed); the spectre of Richard Dorson who, appropriately, founded Indiana University's Folklore Institute and now haunts the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology on North Fess Avenue, Bloomington; Oscar, the Beast of Busco, said to be a gigantic snapping turtle encountered near Churubusco; strange stories about how mysterious boulders reached the crowns of trees (as high as eighty feet up) in Yellowwood State Forest; the lion-headed serpent of the Wabash, seen at Huntington; and ghosts of the Barbee Hotel in Warsaw, including Al Capone, a murdered gangster's moll, a silent old man and even, perhaps, Rita Hayworth, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Indiana.

    Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Indiana

    Indianapolis Zoo; the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500 race and the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix; the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis; the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site in Madison; the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo; the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial near Evansville; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the 160 foot rectangular tower of the First Christian Church in Columbus; Johnny Appleseed Park (formerly Archer Park) in Fort Wayne, the alleged site of John Chapman's grave (there is an engraved gravestone) and the site of the Johnny Appleseed Festival in September; the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial in Indianapolis; the Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington; the world's largest ball of paint (created by by repeatedly painting over a baseball) in Alexandria; the WonderLab Museum of Science in Bloomington; the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis; the RV / MH Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart; the Eagle Creek Park and Nature Preserve, where you can commune with nature in the city of Indianapolis; the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis; White River State Park in Indianapolis (not a nature reserve but home to many attractions); the war memorial of Monument Circle, Indianapolis; the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame du Lac near South Bend; the Children's Museum of Indianapolis; the Indiana World War Memorial in Indianapolis; and the Indiana State Capitol building, "the Statehouse", in Indianapolis, are among the attractions of Indiana.


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

    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. Good luck on your travels.

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