De Witt IA hotels. Find places to stay / hotels in De Witt Iowa United States of America. Iowa folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings. Iowa national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Travel advice suggested by Camelopard.
We hope that you enjoy your stay in your De Witt Iowa hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Villa D'Este on Lake Como, the Fasano Hotel e Restaurante Rio in Rio de Janeiro, the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong, the Excelsior Hotel in Hong Kong near the famous noonday gun, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana, the Grand Coloane Beach Resort in Macau and the Hotel Metropole in Hanoi. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.
National Forests, Nature Reserves, State Forests, National Parks, State Parks and Refuges in Iowa
Yellow River State Forest; Hawkeye Wildlife Area; De Soto National Wildlife Refuge; Union Slough National Wildlife Refuge; Stephens State Forest; Big Creek State Park; Lennon Mills Wildlife Area; Shimek State Forest; Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge; Hayden Prairie Wildlife Area; and Loess Hills State Forest, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Iowa.
Ghosts, Folklore, Scary Stories, Legends, Myths and Monsters in Iowa
Unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; 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 ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge; the dragon that created Spirit Canyon on the Big Sioux River; ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; the snapping turtle the size of a car in Big Blue lake, Mason City; 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 among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Iowa.
The spectre of a woman in evening dress and the ghost of Cary Grant in Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport; 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; the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; the White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion; 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); and the well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in 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. Nobody can visit all of America but if you have seen the cities of Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Miami, Santa Fe, Corpus Christi, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Detroit, St Louis, Lake Tahoe, Seattle, San Diego, Washington DC, Sacramento, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Houston, Juneau, Philadelphia, Kansas City, Albuquerque, Savannah, Indianapolis, Dallas, New York, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Sitka, Fairbanks, San Francisco, Anchorage, Skagway, Chicago, Atlanta and Atlantic City you can be regarded as well travelled within the United States. Other world famous USA destinations include Native American nations such as the Navajo and the Hopi, Yosemite National Park, the Everglades, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, Mount McKinley and fabulous wildlife in Denali National Park, Bryce Canyon, the wild west town of Tombstone, the Disney resorts, the beach at Waikiki in Hawaii, the plantations and bayous of the Mississippi Delta, the Grand Canyon, rodeos, the Arctic wilderness of Alaska, the California coastline, the Ozarks, the Adirondacks, Route 66, the Florida Keys, Mount Rainier National Park, Mount Rushmore, the Appalachians, the Okefenokee Swamp, Marvellous scenery and sea life in Kenai Fjords National Park, Hawaiian volcanoes such as Mauna Loa and Glacier Bay National Park. See as much as you can of the only country in the world that includes territory both in the Arctic and in the tropics. By the way, you will find other Camelopard tips, hints, anecdotes or warnings on other pages of the website.
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