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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your Centerville Iowa hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, Hotel La Mamounia in Marrakesh (Marrakech), the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund, the Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi and the Grand Hyatt Macau. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

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

    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 dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River; the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; the spectre of a woman in evening dress and the ghost of Cary Grant in Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport; the snapping turtle the size of a car in Big Blue lake, Mason City; and the well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Iowa.

    Ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; the phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh; the White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion; 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; 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); and the ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.

    Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Iowa

    Wild turkeys, Eastern Gray Squirrels, snapping turtles, American goldfinches, bullsnakes, beavers, snow geese, red foxes, common musk turtles, ruffed grouse, raccoons, opossums, massasaugas, pelicans, prairie skinks, Eastern Chipmunks, timber rattlesnakes, white-tailed deer, kingsnakes, bald eagles, Turkey vultures, ratsnakes, prairie rattlesnakes, canvasbacks, wood turtles, bobwhite quails, muskrats, racers and Canada geese are among the wild animals of Iowa.


    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. It is well-known that in Europe you should see London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice and Athens but in the USA you should see Miami, Sitka, Kansas City, Detroit, Juneau, Albuquerque, San Diego, New York, Savannah, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Lake Tahoe, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Atlanta, St Louis, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Atlantic City, Anchorage, Corpus Christi, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Boston, Skagway, Honolulu, Washington DC, San Francisco, Fairbanks, Santa Fe, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix and Houston. Then perhaps you can say that you are familiar with the United States of America. Bryce Canyon, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, Glacier Bay National Park, the Disney resorts, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, Route 66, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, rodeos, the Appalachians, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Mount Rainier National Park, Yosemite National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, Mount Rushmore, the California coastline, the Adirondacks, the Ozarks, Niagara Falls, the wild west town of Tombstone, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska and the Florida Keys are other places, sights or events that can justify your claim to know America. We hope that you found today's Camelopard tip useful.

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