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De Soto IA hotels. Search for hotels in De Soto Iowa United States of America. Weird tales, monsters, ghosts, hauntings, scary stories, legends, folklore and myths of Iowa. Wildlife, state and national forests and parks, attractions and/or sights of Iowa. Alerts, anecdotes and tips for vacationers and business travellers.

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    Camelopard wishes you a comfortable stay in your De Soto Iowa hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Hotel Baur au Lac in Zurich, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai, the Porto Bay Rio Internacional Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Grand Hyatt Macau, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town and the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong. are among the classic or luxury hotels of the world.

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

    The ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge; 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); ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; 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; the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; 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 well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque; the spectre of a woman in evening dress and the ghost of Cary Grant in Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport; 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); unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; the dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River; the phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh; and 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, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.

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

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


    The United States of America has been the most culturally influential country in the world for generations. Being familiar with the USA is as important in the modern Grand Tour as familiarity with Europe. Minneapolis, Kansas City, Phoenix, Detroit, Skagway, Juneau, Boston, Savannah, Atlantic City, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Santa Fe, Lake Tahoe, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Miami, Seattle, San Diego, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis, Las Vegas, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Sacramento, Fairbanks, Washington DC, Anchorage, Atlanta, Albuquerque, Sitka and Honolulu 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 Yellowstone National Park, Route 66, the Grand Canyon, the Florida Keys, rodeos, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Everglades, the Disney resorts, Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Glacier Bay National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the Ozarks, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, the Okefenokee Swamp, the Appalachians, Yosemite National Park, the Adirondacks, Bryce Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa, the California coastline and Niagara Falls.

    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. We hope that you enjoy your hotel.

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