Washington MO hotels. Reservations for hotels in Washington Missouri United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Missouri. Anecdotes, hints, tips and warnings by Camelopard. Missouri scary stories, ghosts, hauntings, myths, legends, monsters and folklore.
Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Washington Missouri hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Langham Shanghai Xintiandi in Shanghai and the Queen Mary in Long Beach. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Myths, Legends, Ghosts, Monsters, Scary Stories and Folklore in Missouri
The flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; the tusked, serpentine Gowrow Dragon of Marvel Cave near Branson, named from its fearsome growls; the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; the ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; 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 ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; 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); and the large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.
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 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; 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 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?); strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; the pteradactyl of Altamont; the bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); 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; and several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.
Birds, Reptiles, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Missouri
Peregrine falcons, speckled king snakes, Eastern coachwhips, grebes, prairie king snakes, white-tailed deer, red milk snakes, Eastern garter snakes, salamanders, bitterns, Northern scarlet snakes, red foxes, owls, Western fox snakes, frogs, beavers, raccoons, broad-banded water snakes, yellow-bellied water snakes, Great Plains rat snakes, reintroduced elk, purple martins, herons, cormorants, coots, timber rattlesnakes, increasing sightings of mountain lions (cougars) and gray wolves (timber wolves), woodpeckers, black vultures, Osage copperheads, whooping cranes, swans, lined snakes, ibises, bats, river turtles, increasing numbers of black bears, Graham's crayfish snakes, lizards, red cardinals, bald eagles, rails, bull snakes, Eastern hog-nosed snakes, wild turkeys, pelicans, nine-banded armadillos, Western cottonmouths, turkey vultures, variable ground snakes, flat-headed snakes, pigeons, opossums, Eastern yellow-bellied racers, toads and Western pygmy rattlesnakes are among the wild animals of Missouri.
The United States of America is famous for the comfort of its hotels. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Detroit, Los Angeles, St Louis, Juneau, Sitka, Minneapolis, Sacramento, Skagway, Phoenix, Houston, Washington DC, Miami, Savannah, Atlantic City, Dallas, Fairbanks, San Francisco, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Honolulu, New York, Atlanta, Albuquerque, Seattle, New Orleans, Kansas City, Lake Tahoe, Boston, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Santa Fe and Corpus Christi 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 Everglades, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Adirondacks, Route 66, the Disney resorts, Glacier Bay National Park, the Florida Keys, the California coastline, the Appalachians, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Yosemite National Park, the Ozarks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Okefenokee Swamp, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Niagara Falls, Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon and Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park.
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.
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