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South Bend Area IN hotels. Book rooms in hotels in South Bend Area Indiana United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Indiana. Monsters, myths, legends, folklore, ghosts and hauntings of Indiana. Camelopard travel tips and hints.

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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen South Bend Area Indiana hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China, the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar, the PuLi Hotel and Spa in Shanghai and the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

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

    Ferdinand State Forest; Calumet Prairie State Nature Preserve; Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge; Morgan–Monroe State Forest; Hoosier Prairie State Nature Preserve; Owen–Putnam State Forest; Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge; Chain O'Lakes State Park with its eight kettle lakes; Falls of the Ohio State Park, the site of the meeting of Lewis and Clarke prior to their surveying expedition and also noted for its fossil deposits, as well as for inexplicable (dare I say Fortean?) wildlife sightings such as crocodiles and alligators; Salamonie River State Forest; Jackson–Washington State Forest; Harrison–Crawford State Forest; Clark State Forest; Martin State Forest; Indiana Dunes State Park; Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; Yellowwood State Forest with its unexplained boulders in trees; Selmier State Forest; Pike State Forest; McCormick's Creek State Park, Indiana's oldest; Versailles State Park with the Busching Covered Bridge; Greene–Sullivan State Forest; Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area; beautiful Clifty Falls State Park, which also boasts Clifty Creek Canyon; and Brown County State Park, Indiana's largest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Indiana.

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

    Ghosts of the Barbee Hotel in Warsaw, including Al Capone, a murdered gangster's moll, a silent old man and even, perhaps, Rita Hayworth; ghosts of the historic Hotel Attica in Attica, including an unwelcome back scratcher and a glowing spectre (are they the same spirit?); 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); the phantom woman of the Rockport Inn Bed & Breakfast in Rockport; 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; the lion-headed serpent of the Wabash, seen at Huntington; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Indiana.

    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; strange stories about how mysterious boulders reached the crowns of trees (as high as eighty feet up) in Yellowwood State Forest; the phantom Woman in Black who chases people in the area of East Third Street, Bloomington; 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 reptilian man, or possibly people, who lurk in the Ohio River; and Oscar, the Beast of Busco, said to be a gigantic snapping turtle encountered near Churubusco, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Indiana.


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

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