St. Joseph Area MO hotels. Find rooms / hotels in St. Joseph Area Missouri United States of America. Missouri national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Tips for travel abroad, countrywide or at home. Missouri folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen St. Joseph Area Missouri hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the beautiful and historic San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como and the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Missouri
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield; beautiful Forest Park in St Louis, on the site of the famous World Fair of 1904; the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal; the Harry S Truman Library and Museum in Independence; the Gateway Arch in St Louis; Vaile Mansion in Independence; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City; listening to country musicians in Branson; a tram ride through the Fantastic Caverns near Springfield; the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence; the beauty and traditions of the Ozarks; the Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site in Jefferson County; the Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site in Monroe County; the St Louis Zoo; the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden in Springfield; the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City; the Ozark crafts and family amusements of Silver Dollar City in Branson; and the St Louis Art Museum, are among the attractions of Missouri.
Scary Stories, Monsters, Ghosts, Folklore, Legends and Myths in Missouri
The flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; 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; 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 tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; 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 ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; 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?); 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; and MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.
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 shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; the large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; the pteradactyl of Altamont; 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); strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; and the ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Be as familiar with famous places as you might like to be with famous people. San Diego, Corpus Christi, Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Honolulu, Anchorage, Phoenix, Detroit, Dallas, Sacramento, Savannah, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Lake Tahoe, Atlantic City, Fairbanks, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe, Kansas City, Seattle, Washington DC, Boston, Sitka, Skagway, San Francisco, New York, Minneapolis, St Louis, Fort Lauderdale and Juneau. If you have seen those cities, you have at least seen the most famous ones in the USA. Visiting all fifty states is something that even most Americans cannot manage but it is possible to visit those cities, as well as other iconic destinations such as Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rushmore, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Niagara Falls, the Appalachians, Mount Rainier National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yosemite National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Adirondacks, rodeos, the Everglades, the Ozarks, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline, the Disney resorts, Bryce Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, Glacier Bay National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta and Yellowstone National Park. Casually mentioning places that you have visited can be as impressive as mentioning the names of celebrities that you have met. Whether you travel America for business or pleasure, enjoy your journey.
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