Ames IA hotels. Find hotels in Ames Iowa USA. Strange or scary tales, folklore, hauntings, monsters, legends, myths and ghosts of Iowa. Suggestions for your trip by Camelopard.com. Iowa attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks.
We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Ames Iowa hotel. The famous and/or historic hotels of the world are major destinations in their own right. The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles, the Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro and the Peninsula Hotel in Hong Kong (featuring in the Clark Gable movie Soldier of Fortune). are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.
Mammals, Reptiles, Birds and other Wildlife / Fauna of Iowa
Bullsnakes, Eastern Gray Squirrels, kingsnakes, wild turkeys, raccoons, prairie skinks, snow geese, ruffed grouse, canvasbacks, racers, ratsnakes, Turkey vultures, common musk turtles, white-tailed deer, prairie rattlesnakes, opossums, Canada geese, bald eagles, red foxes, Eastern Chipmunks, muskrats, wood turtles, timber rattlesnakes, beavers, American goldfinches, snapping turtles, bobwhite quails, pelicans and massasaugas are among the wild animals of Iowa.
Monsters, Folklore, Myths, Legends, Ghosts and Scary Stories in Iowa
The Van Meter Visitor, a giant, bat-like, light-emitting creature, freed from its subterranean lair by coal miners, that terrorised the town of Van Meter in 1903 and which might be reawakened someday (the entrance of the mine was dynamited to shut in the monster but the townsfolk had better pray that the price of coal does not climb much higher); the spectre of a woman in evening dress and the ghost of Cary Grant in Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport; the well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque; the phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh; the ghosts of a well dressed man and a lady in white at The Hotel Ottumwa in Ottumwa; how a Native American girl called White Cloud is buried at Lover's Leap, Elkader, where she leapt to her death after mistakenly believing that her white lover had been forced to jump; and the snapping turtle the size of a car in Big Blue lake, Mason City, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Iowa.
The dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River; unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; the ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge; the White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion; and the Mud Man, a humanoid creature apparently made of mud, that inhabits the area near the Metz Railroad Trestle Bridge in Newton (part of a human skull was recently found in the vicinity), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.
Welcome to the United States. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Honolulu, Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Anchorage, Kansas City, Skagway, Miami, Salt Lake City, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Santa Fe, Sitka, Detroit, Seattle, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Houston, New York, Sacramento, Indianapolis, St Louis, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Savannah, Boston, Atlantic City, Juneau, San Diego, Fairbanks, Albuquerque, Corpus Christi and Chicago 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 Adirondacks, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, Mount Rainier National Park, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, the Okefenokee Swamp, Glacier Bay National Park, Niagara Falls, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, rodeos, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Route 66, Yosemite National Park, the California coastline, Bryce Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, the Appalachians, the Florida Keys, the Disney resorts and the Grand Canyon.
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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