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Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Ankeny Iowa hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun and the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
Birds, Mammals, Reptiles and other Wildlife / Fauna of Iowa
Turkey vultures, bullsnakes, prairie rattlesnakes, Eastern Gray Squirrels, ruffed grouse, pelicans, timber rattlesnakes, bald eagles, wood turtles, massasaugas, American goldfinches, Eastern Chipmunks, red foxes, snow geese, bobwhite quails, ratsnakes, snapping turtles, racers, beavers, canvasbacks, Canada geese, kingsnakes, opossums, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, common musk turtles, prairie skinks, muskrats and raccoons are among the wild animals of Iowa.
Ghosts, Myths, Scary Stories, Legends, Monsters and Folklore in Iowa
The snapping turtle the size of a car in Big Blue lake, Mason City; the White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion; the ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge; unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; and the dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Iowa.
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; the well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque; 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); the ghosts of a well dressed man and a lady in white at The Hotel Ottumwa in Ottumwa; the phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh; the spectre of a woman in evening dress and the ghost of Cary Grant in Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport; and 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), are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.
So you want to see America. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Detroit, Phoenix, Chicago, Juneau, Dallas, Fairbanks, San Diego, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Savannah, Philadelphia, Anchorage, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Atlantic City, Washington DC, Sitka, San Francisco, Seattle, St Louis, Kansas City, Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Indianapolis, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Corpus Christi, Santa Fe, Boston, Lake Tahoe, Minneapolis, Houston and Skagway 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 Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, rodeos, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Florida Keys, Niagara Falls, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Ozarks, the Everglades, the Grand Canyon, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Adirondacks, the Appalachians, Route 66, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, Yosemite National Park, the Disney resorts, Bryce Canyon, Mount Rainier National Park, the California coastline, Yellowstone National Park, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rushmore, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park and the Okefenokee Swamp.
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. Visit Camelopard.com again, if not to travel then for another useful travel tip.
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