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We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Indianapolis Indiana hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Goldeneye Hotel (once the home of James Bond author Ian Fleming) in Jamaica's Oracabessa Bay, the Mandarin Oriental Macau, the Renaissance Suzhou Hotel in Suzhou China, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Palace of the Lost City at Sun City in South Africa, the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich and the Polana Hotel in Maputo. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Folklore, Ghosts, Myths, Legends, Scary Stories and Monsters in Indiana
Stories of the Swedenborgian missionary and nurseryman, Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman), who acquired some wealth by hard work but went barefoot, wore rags or old clothes and used his cooking pan as a cap (he was living in Indiana at the time of his death in Fort Wayne); strange stories about how mysterious boulders reached the crowns of trees (as high as eighty feet up) in Yellowwood State Forest; the spectre of Richard Dorson who, appropriately, founded Indiana University's Folklore Institute and now haunts the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology on North Fess Avenue, Bloomington; ghosts of the historic Hotel Attica in Attica, including an unwelcome back scratcher and a glowing spectre (are they the same spirit?); the reptilian man, or possibly people, who lurk in the Ohio River; the girl in yellow, a murder victim, whose spirit is still seen in Indiana University, Bloomington; and Oscar, the Beast of Busco, said to be a gigantic snapping turtle encountered near Churubusco, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Indiana.
The glowing male apparition of Baums Bridge Inn Bar & Restaurant in Kouts, which may be seen through a window (hope that it doesn't see you, though, as it can move with uncanny speed); the phantom woman of the Rockport Inn Bed & Breakfast in Rockport; the phantom Woman in Black who chases people in the area of East Third Street, Bloomington; ghosts of the Barbee Hotel in Warsaw, including Al Capone, a murdered gangster's moll, a silent old man and even, perhaps, Rita Hayworth; hauntings of the Crump Theatre in Columbus, including the spectre of a child, unexplained voices in the nursing area and the ghost of a man; the crying of ghostly babies heard in Indiana University's Career Development Center on North Jordan Avenue, Bloomington, which was once a fraternity house and also the site of an illegal abortion clinic; and the lion-headed serpent of the Wabash, seen at Huntington, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Indiana.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Indiana
Johnny Appleseed Park (formerly Archer Park) in Fort Wayne, the alleged site of John Chapman's grave (there is an engraved gravestone) and the site of the Johnny Appleseed Festival in September; the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis; the WonderLab Museum of Science in Bloomington; the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis; Indianapolis Zoo; the Snite Museum of Art at the University of Notre Dame du Lac near South Bend; the Indiana State Capitol building, "the Statehouse", in Indianapolis; the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the world's largest ball of paint (created by by repeatedly painting over a baseball) in Alexandria; the Indiana World War Memorial in Indianapolis; the war memorial of Monument Circle, Indianapolis; the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500 race and the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix; the Children's Museum of Indianapolis; the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial near Evansville; the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site in Madison; the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial in Indianapolis; the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site in Indianapolis; the 160 foot rectangular tower of the First Christian Church in Columbus; White River State Park in Indianapolis (not a nature reserve but home to many attractions); the RV / MH Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart; the Eagle Creek Park and Nature Preserve, where you can commune with nature in the city of Indianapolis; and the Indiana University Art Museum in Bloomington, are among the attractions of Indiana.
Some people say that they have no desire to visit America because they have seen so much of it on TV and in the movies. However, there is no substitute for the real thing. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Detroit, Atlantic City, Miami, Skagway, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento, Houston, Corpus Christi, Chicago, Fairbanks, Honolulu, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Juneau, Washington DC, Savannah, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Phoenix, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Anchorage, Salt Lake City, Lake Tahoe, St Louis, Sitka, Santa Fe, Seattle and Albuquerque you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include The plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, Mount Rushmore, the Okefenokee Swamp, Yosemite National Park, the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rainier National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Bryce Canyon, the Disney resorts, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Route 66, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Adirondacks, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Florida Keys, the Appalachians, the Ozarks, the wild west town of Tombstone, the California coastline, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the Everglades, rodeos and Niagara Falls. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. Good luck on your travels.
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