Tacoma WA hotels. Search for hotels in Tacoma Washington United States of America. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Washington. Interesting or amusing stories, warnings or travel advice. Washington attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Tacoma Washington hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. 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 Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, Christian's Hotel in Luoyang China and the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi. are some of the world's most famous hotels.
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Washington
Snow moles, beavers, killdeers, lynxes, Northern spotted owls, bald eagles, cougars (mountain lions), caribou, ruffed grouse, Pacific tree frogs, common ravens, rhinoceros auklets, Roosevelt elk, mountain goats, marmots, Douglas squirrels, raccoons, sea lions, river otters, mule deer, Western painted turtles, black bears, semipalmated plovers, Rocky Mountain elk, glaucous-winged gulls, gray wolves (timber wolves), coyotes, tufted puffins, ptarmigans, mallards, red-tailed hawks, harbor seals, ospreys, bobcats, minks, Pacific gray whales, dolphins, Caspian terns, voles, badgers, peregrine falcons, brown pelicans, moose, Columbian black-tailed deer, salamanders, blue grouse, wild turkeys, great blue herons, Canada geese, tundra swans, reintroduced fishers, greater sandhill cranes, banana slugs, Oregon spotted frogs, gadwalls, ground squirrels, golden eagles, wolverines, red foxes, band-tailed pigeons, Stellar's jays, grizzly bears, orcas (killer whales), California quails, dunlins, white-tailed deer and loons are among the wild animals of Washington.
Monsters, Myths, Scary Stories, Ghosts, Legends and Folklore in Washington
The Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; Native American "wish bone" sticks and strange phenomena at Thornewood Castle, a five hundred year old Tudor castle transported brick by brick from England to Lakewood, where it is now a fine hotel with a history of its own; the many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman; ghosts including Kate, an amiable suicide who sings in a bathroom in Manresa Castle hotel, Port Townsend; paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; and the mysterious Mima Mounds, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
Paranormal phenomena at the pier of the Steilacoom–Anderson Island Ferry in Steilacoom, including a spectre that changes from a little girl to an old woman, as well as the sound of a ghostly train; the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake; a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index; the spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle; the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists; the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; the ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; the batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane; and the Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
The USA has always welcomed friendly travellers from all over the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. San Diego, Savannah, New York, Detroit, Sitka, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Washington DC, Fairbanks, Minneapolis, Honolulu, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Juneau, Sacramento, Santa Fe, Atlantic City, New Orleans, Phoenix, Skagway, Lake Tahoe, Anchorage, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Seattle, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Indianapolis, St Louis, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta and Salt Lake City 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 Adirondacks, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Everglades, Route 66, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the wild west town of Tombstone, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, rodeos, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Appalachians, the Florida Keys, the Disney resorts, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Ozarks, Mount Rainier National Park, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Niagara Falls, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and the California coastline.
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. We at camelopard.com wish you a pleasant journey in the USA.
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