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We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Ypsilanti Michigan hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune) and the Chelsea Hotel in New York. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Legends, Folklore, Myths, Ghosts, Monsters and Scary Stories in Michigan
Tales of giant lumberjack Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe (Oscoda is his official home, as the first Paul Bunyan story was published there but Ossineke has statues of Paul and Babe and the claims of other towns are disputed by Manistique, which also has a statue of Paul); the ghosts of a man, a woman and a girl in the Blue Pelican Inn (formerly Murphy's Lamplight Inn) in Central Lake; the ghost of Samuel Graczyk, a lumberman accidentally killed on the day of his wedding, at Deadman's Hill Scenic Overlook in Mackinaw State Forest; the Dogman, encountered since the nineteenth century; the spirit of Amelia Earhart, said to haunt the Landmark Inn in Marquette; the slender, man-eating hidebehind, a "fearsome critter" indeed, which can conceal itself behind any tree but which, unlike pink elephants, can be avoided by drinking alcoholic beverages; and strange occurrences in the Fenton Hotel, Fenton, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Michigan.
Giant, lupine waheelas; the werewolves (loups-garous / loup-garous) that plagued Detroit when it was a French community and which might, one day, be reawakened (could a waheela be mistaken for a werewolf - or vice versa?); paranormal phenomena in the Henry hotel (formerly the Ritz Carlton) in Dearborn; the stone monster slain by Hiawatha, evidenced by large rocks on the eastern side of Grand Traverse Bay; the phantom woman in the garden of Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey; the Melon Heads (melonheads) of Felt Mansion, similar to those of Connecticut and, I believe, the source of the Catskill gnomes legend involving Rip van Winkle and Hendrik Hudson; and the shampoo using and TV remote hiding ghost that haunts Wayne's Red Apple Restaurant and Inn in Wayne (the spectre is of a man allegedly murdered by a maid because he didn't give her a tip, so GIVE THE MAID A TIP), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Michigan.
National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, State Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Michigan
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge; Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore; Isle Royale National Park, reached by seaplane or by boat, with moose, black bears, gray wolves, beavers and other wildlife; Escanaba River State Forest; Copper Country State Forest; Ottawa National Forest; Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park; Au Sable State Forest with the Dead Stream Swamp; Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; Algonac State Park; Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park with moose, gray wolves, beavers, white-tailed deer and black bears; Hiawatha National Forest; Ludington State Park; Lake Superior State Forest; the jointly administered Huron-Manistee National Forests; Mackinaw State Forest, home to black bears, beavers, wild turkeys, flying squirrels and bald eagles and which also has Deadman's Hill Scenic Overlook, reputedly haunted; Seney National Wldlife Refuge with bears, beavers and other wildlife; and Tahquamenon Falls State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Michigan.
America is one of the largest, most most varied and most interesting countries in the world. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Atlantic City, Indianapolis, Seattle, Boston, Sacramento, Sitka, Kansas City, Santa Fe, Fairbanks, San Francisco, Phoenix, Savannah, San Diego, New York, Houston, St Louis, Las Vegas, Anchorage, Dallas, Philadelphia, Corpus Christi, Detroit, Chicago, Lake Tahoe, Honolulu, Skagway, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Juneau, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Atlanta, New Orleans, Washington DC, Albuquerque and Miami 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 Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Bryce Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, Yellowstone National Park, Yosemite National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, the Appalachians, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Disney resorts, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, the California coastline, the Okefenokee Swamp, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Florida Keys, rodeos, the Ozarks, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the Adirondacks and Mount Rushmore.
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. Travel safely and happily.
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