Toppenish WA hotels. Search for hotels in Toppenish Washington United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Washington. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard. Washington scary stories, ghosts, hauntings, myths, legends, monsters and folklore.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Toppenish Washington hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town, the Grand Hyatt Macau, Claridge's in London, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai and the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Myths, Ghosts, Legends, Monsters, Folklore and Scary Stories in Washington
Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; the spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle; the Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake; the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index; ghosts including Kate, an amiable suicide who sings in a bathroom in Manresa Castle hotel, Port Townsend; and the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists, 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 batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane; 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; Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; the ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; the mysterious Mima Mounds; the many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman; weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; 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.
National Forests, State Forests, National Parks, State Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Washington
Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife; Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; 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); San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; 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; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; McNary National Wildlife Refuge; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; 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; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; Copalis National Wildlife Refuge; Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Olympic National Forest; Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; Pierce National Wildlife Refuge; and Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
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