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Fort Madison IA hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Fort Madison Iowa United States of America. Sights, attractions, wildlife, national and state parks and/or forests of Iowa. Camelopard presents advice, anecdotes and warnings for travellers. Iowa folklore, legends, myths, ghosts, monsters and hauntings.

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    We wish you an enjoyable stay at your chosen Fort Madison Iowa hotel. When you get the chance, stay in some of the famous, luxurious and/or historic hotels of your destinations. The Arena Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, the Peace Hotel (formerly the renowned Cathay Hotel) in Shanghai, the Queen Mary in Long Beach, the Chelsea Hotel in New York, the Savoy Hotel in London, the Mandarin Oriental Pudong in Shanghai and the Cascades Hotel at Sun City in South Africa. are among the historic, famous and/or luxurious of the international hotels.

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

    The well dressed ghost, believed by some to be Al Capone, in the Hotel Julien Dubuque; the spectre of a little girl that signals visitors to leave Hickory Hill Cemetery in Charlotte; the phantom Native Americans that still chase the ghost of Mrs Lott in Vegors Cemetery, Lehigh; 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 snapping turtle the size of a car in Big Blue lake, Mason City; 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; and the spectre of a woman in evening dress and the ghost of Cary Grant in Hotel Blackhawk, Davenport, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of 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 White Lady haunting the Granger House Museum in Marion; the ghost of a little girl in the Hawkeye Theatre, Fort Dodge; ghosts including a gypsy queen, accompanied by crows, in Union Township Cemetery, Algona; unexplained phenomena in the Grand Opera House, Dubuque; and the ghosts of a well dressed man and a lady in white at The Hotel Ottumwa in Ottumwa, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Iowa.

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

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


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

    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. Whether you travel America for business or pleasure, enjoy your journey.

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