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Des Moines Area IA hotels. Find accommodation / hotels in Des Moines Area Iowa United States of America. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Iowa attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Iowa fearsome critters, cryptozoology, ghosts, monsters, legends, hauntings, myths and folklore.

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    We hope that you enjoy your stay in your Des Moines Area Iowa hotel. Seasoned travellers will become acquainted with the famous hotels in their destinations. The Grand Hyatt Macau, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Belmond Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong, the Shangri-La Hotel in Lhasa and the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

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

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

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

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



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