Tacoma Area WA hotels. Find rooms / hotels in Tacoma Area Washington United States of America. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Washington. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Washington.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Tacoma Area Washington hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Polana Hotel in Maputo, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel in Macau, Raffles Hotel in Singapore where the Singapore Sling was invented in the hotel's Long Bar and the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa. are internationally renowned hotels.
State Parks, State Forests, National Forests, Nature Reserves, National Parks and Refuges in Washington
Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife; Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; Olympic National Forest; Copalis National Wildlife Refuge; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; Discovery Park on Puget Sound, Seattle, small but with sightings of wildlife such as sea lions, bears and even mountain lions as well as being home to the West Point Lighthouse; Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; Olympic National Park with its many glaciers, Sol Duc hot springs, Marymere Falls, Hoh rain forest and wildlife such as bears, mountain lions (cougars) and huge elk (wapiti); Pierce National Wildlife Refuge; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park; Umatilla National Forest in the Blue Mountains, extending into Oregon and with animals such as mountain lions (cougars), Shiras' moose, Rocky Mountain elk, bighorn sheep, deer, gray wolves and Merriam's turkeys; part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; McNary National Wildlife Refuge; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge; and Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
Folklore, Monsters, Myths, Legends, Scary Stories and Ghosts in Washington
The Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle; ghosts including Kate, an amiable suicide who sings in a bathroom in Manresa Castle hotel, Port Townsend; the batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane; paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; 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; Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; the many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman; the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake; and a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
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; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; the spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle; weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; the Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; the mysterious Mima Mounds; the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists; the ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; and Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. How well can you know the USA? Try visiting Philadelphia, Detroit, Savannah, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Anchorage, Boston, Salt Lake City, Kansas City, Sacramento, Houston, Miami, Dallas, Albuquerque, Chicago, Sitka, Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Juneau, Skagway, Atlanta, Washington DC, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, New Orleans, Atlantic City, Minneapolis, Fairbanks, Phoenix, New York, San Diego, St Louis, San Francisco and Corpus Christi. 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. The Ozarks, the Appalachians, Mount Rainier National Park, the Florida Keys, the California coastline, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Adirondacks, Yellowstone National Park, Bryce Canyon, rodeos, Niagara Falls, the Everglades, the Okefenokee Swamp, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Grand Canyon, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, the Disney resorts, Route 66, Glacier Bay National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the wild west town of Tombstone, Yosemite National Park and Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi are also iconic sights and destinations. Happy travelling!
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