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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Waynesville Missouri hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro and the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles. are internationally renowned hotels.

    Scary Stories, Folklore, Legends, Myths, Monsters and Ghosts in Missouri

    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; several ghosts haunting South East Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau; the large, black, feline Ozark Howler, the glowing eyes of which may cause the death of those it looks upon; 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; the Osage Native American ghostly wedding ceremony that is sometimes heard and occasionally seen, in the Bridal Cave of Thunder Mountain Park in Camdenton; 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 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; and 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, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Missouri.

    The ghost of a young boy in Sauer Castle, Kansas City; the ghostly boy haunting the Union Covered Bridge in the eponymous State Historic Site, where the boy drowned in the nineteenth century; 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 bigfoot seen in Hillsboro (could it have been MoMo?); the shadow people, with glowing red eyes, that lurk in the town of Maryville; strange phenomena at the Kemp Mansion Restaurant and Inn, St Louis; 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 flying, fire-breathing dragon that was seen from a steamboat in the 1850s; the spectral little girl, nicknamed Amy, who plays in the Music City Centre in Branson; and the pteradactyl of Altamont, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Missouri.

    Attractions and Sights/Places to See in Missouri

    The Sandy Creek Covered Bridge State Historic Site in Jefferson County; the St Louis Art Museum; the Ozark crafts and family amusements of Silver Dollar City in Branson; beautiful Forest Park in St Louis, on the site of the famous World Fair of 1904; the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Independence; Vaile Mansion in Independence; the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden in Springfield; the Harry S Truman Library and Museum in Independence; a tram ride through the Fantastic Caverns near Springfield; the St Louis Zoo; the Gateway Arch in St Louis; the State Capitol Building in Jefferson City; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City; listening to country musicians in Branson; the beauty and traditions of the Ozarks; Wilson's Creek National Battlefield; the Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site in Monroe County; and the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, are among the attractions of Missouri.


    The USA is one of the most developed and technologically advanced countries in the world, yet has preserved much of its wilderness and beautiful scenery. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. St Louis, Sitka, Detroit, Atlantic City, Atlanta, Albuquerque, San Diego, Washington DC, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Houston, Fort Lauderdale, Indianapolis, Juneau, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Boston, Kansas City, Dallas, New Orleans, Anchorage, Honolulu, Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, Miami, Lake Tahoe, Fairbanks, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Savannah, Skagway, San Francisco, 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 Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Florida Keys, Bryce Canyon, the Appalachians, the Ozarks, the Disney resorts, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Everglades, rodeos, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Adirondacks, the California coastline, Niagara Falls, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Yellowstone National Park, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the wild west town of Tombstone and Route 66.

    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 hope that you found today's Camelopard tip useful.

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