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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Thayer Missouri hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune), the Hotel Lisboa and its famous casino in Macau, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro and the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Myths, Scary Stories, Monsters, Legends, Ghosts and Folklore in 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 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 tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; MoMo, the hairy, sasquatch-like Missouri Monster, that is believed to prey on the dogs of the town of Louisiana; 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 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 shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; 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 the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?), are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.
The ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; 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 flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; the pteradactyl of Altamont; 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 ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; the large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; and strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.
National Parks, National Forests, State Forests, Nature Reserves, State Parks and Refuges in Missouri
Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge; Big Sugar Creek State Park; Big Buffalo Creek Wildlife Area; St Joe State Park; Daniel Boone Memorial State Forest; Dark Cypress Swamp Wildlife Area; Ozark Cavefish National Wildlife Refuge; Pony Express Wildlife Area; Bonanza Wildlife Area; Middle Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge; Lake of the Ozarks State Park; Taum Sauk Mountain State Park, site of the Mina Sauk waterfall and its legend; the swamps and wildlife of the Mingo National Wildlife Refuge; Johnson's Shut-ins State Park; Elephant Rocks State Park; Ha Ha Tonka State Park with its ruined castle; Mark Twain National Forest; Sam A Baker State Park; Great River National Wildlife Refuge; Little Lost Creek State Forest; Cardareva State Forest; Meramec State Park with its hardwood forests and its system of limestone and dolomite caves; Two Rivers National Wildlife Refuge; Wah-Sha-She Prairie Wildlife Area; Turkey Creek Wildlife Area; Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge; Cuivre River State Park; Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge; and Hornersville Swamp Wildlife Area, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Missouri.
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