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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Rock Port Missouri hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, Claridge's in London and the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa. are internationally renowned hotels.

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

    The Osage Native American ghostly wedding ceremony that is sometimes heard and occasionally seen, in the Bridal Cave of Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton; 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?); several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; 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 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 large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; the ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; the pteradactyl of Altamont; and the ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.

    The shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; 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; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; 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 flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; the tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; 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; the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); and strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.

    Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Missouri

    Opossums, frogs, salamanders, bull snakes, owls, Eastern garter snakes, red cardinals, pigeons, timber rattlesnakes, red milk snakes, lizards, toads, beavers, Eastern yellow-bellied racers, increasing numbers of black bears, prairie king snakes, Western fox snakes, Graham's crayfish snakes, pelicans, raccoons, variable ground snakes, Western cottonmouths, rails, black vultures, swans, river turtles, Northern scarlet snakes, coots, white-tailed deer, nine-banded armadillos, broad-banded water snakes, flat-headed snakes, yellow-bellied water snakes, Osage copperheads, red foxes, reintroduced elk, grebes, cormorants, Eastern coachwhips, speckled king snakes, herons, increasing sightings of mountain lions (cougars) and gray wolves (timber wolves), bald eagles, Great Plains rat snakes, peregrine falcons, purple martins, wild turkeys, whooping cranes, Eastern hog-nosed snakes, lined snakes, turkey vultures, ibises, bitterns, bats, woodpeckers and Western pygmy rattlesnakes are among the wild animals of Missouri.


    Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. How well can you know the USA? Try visiting Sacramento, Honolulu, Atlantic City, Fort Lauderdale, Boston, Albuquerque, Miami, Los Angeles, Detroit, Las Vegas, Corpus Christi, St Louis, Fairbanks, Seattle, San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York, Kansas City, Skagway, Sitka, Juneau, Indianapolis, Phoenix, Houston, Santa Fe, Chicago, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Atlanta, Anchorage, San Diego, Dallas, Salt Lake City and Savannah. Nobody can see every part of the United States of America but those cities are probably the ones that nearly everybody on earth has heard of. Mount Rainier National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the California coastline, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Florida Keys, Route 66, the Disney resorts, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, Glacier Bay National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Yellowstone National Park, the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, Mount Rushmore, the Ozarks, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades and Niagara Falls are also iconic sights and destinations. We hope that you found today's Camelopard tip useful.

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